Sennheiser UK has announced the arrival of its new G3 GB systems.
With the deadline for wireless microphone and in-ear monitor users to switch from Channel 69 to 38 less than two years away, Sennheiser has come up with a product that will cover the whole Channel 38 range, as well as a number of other ‘future proofed’ frequencies.
Although Channel 69 is still currently usable and licensable, the second half of 2012 will see access to channels 61-69 abolished by Ofcom, with channel 38 coming in as a replacement. This means that any system now bought in the 61-69 range will only have a very limited lifetime.
Ofcom has revealed that channel 38 will be effective in both indoor and outdoor settings across the country from September 21st 2011, a full three months earlier than first thought.
The 863-865 frequency will still be available for use with wireless audio devices after 2012. Although fine for use with up to six wireless microphones, it is not thought to be suitable for professional use.
The G3 GB systems will require an operator’s license, due to the fact there is no de-regulated spectrum within its tuning range. One shared license can be used to cover more than one system using the same shared frequencies. To learn more about these licenses, click here to access the JFMG website, a spectrum management company appointed by Ofcom.
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