Changes to Wireless Microphone Frequencies – will your audio equipment be affected?
The UK Government has announced that they intend to clear the 700 MHz band by 1st May 2020, which is bad news for wireless microphone and In Ear Monitors (IEM) users. Audio engineers will need to work harder and smarter to meet production demands, and some equipment will become non-compliant, or more difficult to configure and operate.
Are you eligible for compensation?
The UK Government has put in place a generous compensation scheme for anyone who owns Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) equipment that relies on the 700 MHz band*. It’s called the Digital Dividend, and you (or your customers) could be eligible.
The Digital Dividend means you can offset the cost of new equipment by claiming at least 60% back against newer equipment, plus an additional 10% in administration charges against the total claim value**, so you get the latest technology that’s fit for the future, with a significant saving.
If you’re not sure whether you are eligible for compensation, check out this handy Sennheiser test: www.sennheiser.com/stayheard
If you are eligible don’t forget to submit your claim by 26thApril 2019 www.pmsefunding.co.uk.
Still confused? Give Feltech a call and speak to our audio specialists on 01727 834888.
*Product must have been purchased by 23rd August 2018.
**Deadline for application: 26th April 2019