01.16.2010 08:00 AM
Shure Extends 700 MHz Rebate Program
NILES, ILL: Microphone maker Shure
is extending its rebate program for systems tuned to the 700 MHz band. The FCC
last week issued its expected order for wireless mics to be removed from the
700 MHz spectrum. Users of wireless mics tuned to that bandwidth have until
June 12, 2010 to retired the devices to preserve the spectrum for public safety
communications and eventually fourth-generation consumer devices.
Shure anticipated the sunset on 700 MHz systems and offered a rebate of up to $1,000
on trade-ins of its own and other qualifying systems. The program initially
ended Dec. 31, 2009, but now that the FCC has issued its sunset date for 700
MHz systems still in use, Shure said it would extend its rebate program through June 30, 2010.
Shure said it hasn’t made 700 MHz systems since 2007, but that many continue to
be used by theaters, schools, meeting facilities and houses of worship. The mic
company said it would help users determine if they needed to replace systems or
if those systems could be retuned. Systems tuned to the UHF TV band, 470 to 698