As of now, dropouts and reception problems may occur when using wireless microphones. This is because the frequencies for wireless transmission are being changed and redistributed by the Federal Network Agency.
The whole thing goes under the name of the digital dividend.
As of 2016, it will no longer be permitted (or even possible) to use much of the wireless equipment currently in use.
This affects all areas and places where wireless microphones are used: e.g. theaters, churches, concert halls, clubs, musicals, conference and meeting venues or sports stadiums. Mobile sound reinforcement, e.g. for tours or rental companies, is also affected.
Take advantage now of the various time-limited replacement and re-frequency promotions for wireless microphone systems.
Just contact us, our specialists will be happy to help you.
Questions and answers about the digital dividend
The digital dividend is the term used to describe the frequency bands freed up by the switchover of television from analog (PAL) to digital (DVB-T). These frequencies were auctioned off by the Federal Network Agency in 2010 to the highest bidders and acquired by the three largest mobile communications providers operating in Germany. Only small sub-areas of this frequency band will be available for the use of drathless microphones from 2016.
Most wireless microphone systems with old frequency allocations can and may no longer be operated as of 2016. The old systems must be replaced with new ones or, if possible, re-frequenced.
The entire UHF range of 470–865 MHz is affected. This also includes the subranges in which wireless microphones could previously be used. The 863–865 MHz range remains freely usable.
It is best to do so immediately, since many manufacturers are now offering time-limited replacement or re-frequency programs. In addition, LTE test operations are already being carried out in many regions of Germany, so smooth use of wireless microphones can no longer be guaranteed there.
Long Term Evolution is a mobile communications standard specified as the successor to UMTS. LTE makes it possible to use the Internet on the move at very high data rates, as required for video transmission, for example. LTE is intended to guarantee fast Internet access to regions without a DSL cable connection.
According to Vvnöml, there are four user groups for UHF frequencies as of 2016. We will be happy to clarify which group you are assigned to. Simply get in touch with us.
- We advise you on all issues relating to the digital dividend.
- We undertake the replacement and re-frequency of equipment.
- We provide manufacturer-independent advice on the selection of new equipment, which you can purchase directly from our sales department.
- We can help you fill out forms or take care of registering the frequencies you need.
- We install the new equipment and take care of a smooth integration into your existing system.
- We train personnel in the use of the new equipment as needed.