Oh the weather
outside is frightful,
But inside its all warm and delightful,
So if you’re still deciding on whether to go,
On with the show, On with the show, On with the show.
Wireless Microphone Update
The following press release form the Federal Communications Commission was released on Friday regarding wireless microphone usage. We have highlighted the important information. If you are unsure whether you are in compliance with this new ruling CareySound will help at no charge. Just call us at (336) 292-8282.
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, D. C. 20554
This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.
See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 15, 2010
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: Matthew Nodine: (202) 418-1646
FCC ADOPTS ORDER TO CLEAR THE 700 MHZ FREQUENCY FOR
SAFETY AND NEXT GENERATION CONSUMER USERS
Washington, D.C. – Today the Federal Communications Commission adopted an Order and
Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking prohibiting the further distribution and sale of devices
that operate in the 700 MHz frequency. This action helps complete an important component of
the DTV Transition by clearing the 700 MHz band to enable the rollout of communications
services for public safety and the deployment of next generation 4G wireless devices for
The order will primarily impact the use of wireless microphone systems that currently
operate in the 700 MHz band. These unlicensed devices cannot continue to operate in this band
because they may cause harmful interference to public safety entities and next generation
consumers devices that will be utilizing the 700 MHz frequency. Thus, the Commission is
making clear that no devices utilizing this frequency may be sold or distributed. In order to
ensure that individuals and groups currently using unauthorized devices in this band have ample
time to transition to appropriate frequencies, the FCC is providing a sunset period until June 12,
2010, one year from the DTV Transition.
The Commission is also unveiling an aggressive consumer outreach plan in order to assist
consumers who have previously purchased wireless microphone systems and other related
devices that utilized the 700 MHz band. Through the Commission’s website,
www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones, consumers can learn whether their wireless device is
currently operating in the prohibited band and whether their devices may be retuned to operate
on another band. Consumers may also call 1-800-CALL-FCC to ask questions regarding this
The findings in the Order will be effective upon release of the item. Action by the
Commission, January 14, 2010, by Order. Chairman Genachowski, Commissioners Copps,
McDowell, Clyburn, and Baker. Chairman Genachowski issuing a statement. Docket No. WT
For additional information, contact Matthew Nodine at (202) 418-1646 or Matthew.Nodine
– FCC –
To permanently lower our rates we have several factors we have to consider. First is the quality of the equipment we offer. Throughout the history of our rental department we have exclusively offered premium professional gear and that decision comes at a high price. One of the things we are looking at carefully is the total cost of ownership over the life of the product. Is the higher cost of the gear compensated by lower upkeep costs and we are exploring alternatives that still offer a high quality of performance with less costs.
Secondly is the cost of delivery of the service. We have to pay for the cost of the space to store the inventory when it is not being rented and we have to cover the labor costs involved in preparing and maintaining the gear. One of the innovations that we introduced in the last few months is to move as much of the rental procedure as possible to our website and the results have been very encouraging. We are in the process of making infrastructure improvements to improve that experience. We have also added new diagnostic equipment to our shop so we can improve our maintenance of the gear to increase our ability to preempt problems before they create equipment failure and down time.
So while we are sorting all of this out we have decided to extend the sale a a little longer. Our 1/2 off rental prices will continue. Please help us spread the word. The more people we have taking advantage of these lower prices the longer we can continue the sale.