Latest in Audio

Image credit:

Shure wants dedicated spectrum for wireless audio gear in the UK

Billy Steele
August 11, 2015
24 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

The proliferation of mobile phones is great, and so is the availability of 4G in the UK. However, dwindling spectrum available for wireless audio gear could cause problems at your local music venue or playhouse -- especially in the UK. Shure, the pro audio company, wants a dedicated radio spectrum for wireless microphones, in-ear monitors and other tech. As the company puts it, the best area for the audio gadgets to work is UHF bands IV and V or 470 – 854MHz. In the UK specifically, the 800MHz band has been approved for use by 4G networks and 700MHz is next. Those bands were made available after television service switched from analog to digital a few years back.

In order to ensure that pro audio gear for concerts, stage productions and other live events is able to operate properly, Shure wants dedicated spectrum for wireless audio gear to operate that's off limits to mobile companies. "Electromagnetic spectrum is a national resource, just like gold or oil, there is only so much of it," the company says. "And, if the Government continues to clear more UHF spectrum, we will eventually run out."

[Image credit: Joey Foley/Getty Images]

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
24 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

'Uncharted' set photos offer our first look at Tom Holland as Nathan Drake

'Uncharted' set photos offer our first look at Tom Holland as Nathan Drake

View
Jabra's ANC update for the Elite 75t earbuds is now available

Jabra's ANC update for the Elite 75t earbuds is now available

View
Google Fi's phone subscription gets you a Pixel 4a for just $15 per month

Google Fi's phone subscription gets you a Pixel 4a for just $15 per month

View
California Uber drivers sue company over Prop 22 app notifications

California Uber drivers sue company over Prop 22 app notifications

View
Get ready to raid 'Ghost of Tsushima' on October 30th

Get ready to raid 'Ghost of Tsushima' on October 30th

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr