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Colombia - October 10, 2016

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Mark Donovan shared with the assistants assertive and practical solutions for Wireless Microphones. During his conference, he showed the most relevant considerations that professionals must have when working with wireless microphones in different situations. Mr. Donovan started with the Radio Frequency basic concepts to put everyone in context and then proceeded with the frequency distribution of the spectrum. Continuously, he specified the minimum separation, in frequency spectrum, that must be considered in wireless microphones so that they operate efficiently without interference and overlapping issues.

The assistants purely enjoyed Mr. Donovan's presentation since he presented useful tips on how to overcome the challenges encountered in wireless microphones and how to survive in a limited spectrum environment. Audio Technica has been working extremely hard to optimize the use of wireless microphones in the spectrum, which gets more limited everyday since the government is constantly selling frequency bands to mobile operators, broadcast installations, television channels and radio stations.

Mark Donovan brings more than 20 years of A/V systems and over 30 years of RF experience. He worked nine years at the U. S. Navy as a missile guidance RADAR technician, including three years as an instructor for advanced RADAR system operation and maintenance. Mr. Donovan has worked as an installation technician and designer for A/V systems until he joined Audio-Technica in 2010. Currently, he serves as AT Sales Engineering Manager for the Professional Markets covering North, Central, and South America. Mark is a member of the AES, IEEE, and InfoComm holding certifications in all three areas; CTS, CTS-D, and CTS-I.

The event was developed by Audio Technica and the Audio Engineering Society Colombia Section with the support of the Sound Engineering program of the University of San Buenaventura and Ene Audio Institute.

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