AES New York 2013
Broadcast & Streaming Media Track Event LS11

Saturday, October 19, 4:30 pm — 7:00 pm (Room 1E12)

Live Sound Seminar: LS11 - TVBDs, Geo-Location Databases, and Upcoming Spectrum Auctions: An In-Depth Look and Their Impact on Wireless Microphone Operations

Henry Cohen, CP Communications
Joe Ciaudelli, Sennheiser Electronic Corporation - Old Lyme, CT, USA
Ira Keltz, Federal Communications Commission
Michael Marcus, Marcus Spectrum Solutions - Cabin John, MD, USA
David Pawlik, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom - Washington, DC, USA
Edgar Reihl, Shure, Incorporated - Niles, IL, USA
Peter Stanforth, Specrum Bridge
James Stoffo, Radio Active Designs - Key West, FL, USA

Television band devices (TVBD) and geo-location databases directing TVBD operations are a reality, and the first certified fixed TVBDs are in service. The 600 MHz auction may likely occur in 2014 with a vacate date within the next six to eight years. Operating wireless microphones, IEMs, intercoms, and cueing in this new environment requires understanding how the databases work, the rules governing both licensed and unlicensed wireless production equipment, and what spectrum is currently available and will be available in the future. This panel brings together a diverse group of individuals intimately involved from the beginning with TVBDs, databases, spectrum auctions, and the new FCC rules as well as seasoned veterans of medium- to large-scale wireless microphone deployments to discuss how the databases operate, how to use the database for registering TV channel usage, and best procedures and practices to insure minimal problems.

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