APWPT to host PMSE user meeting in Dubai

Event will be an opportunity to discuss spectrum allocation and management for wireless PMSE devices
Matthias Fehr, president of APWPT.
Matthias Fehr, president of APWPT.

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The Association of Professional Wireless Production Technologies (APWPT) has today announced that it will host a Programme Making and Special Event (PMSE) user meeting on 30 August, 2015 at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai. The event will be an opportunity to discuss the subject of spectrum allocation and management for wireless PMSE devices and enter into meaningful and productive conversations with the national government and local PMSE users in the UAE.

APWPT is an international not-for-profit organisation that represents users and manufacturers of wireless production tools, so called SAB/SAP or PMSE - wireless microphones, cameras and effect control. Sennheiser Group is a founding member of APWPT and supports the organisation in its worldwide engagement.

PMSE is the generic term for an extensive range of wireless production tools used for art, culture, conferences, trade fairs, entertainment applications, education, sport events and many other purposes. Professional event production requires a lot of frequencies (radio spectrum) to run wireless microphones, in-ear monitoring, audio links, intercom, wireless video cameras and wireless data links for remote control management of lighting and sound, meaning that, today, available spectrum becomes scarcer and scarcer.

As a result, radio frequency spectrum allocation for wireless PMSE devices is critical in order to mitigate the potential impact of reduced operational bandwidth on the flourishing culture and creative industry, which is a significant contributor to the economy.

Matthias Fehr, president of APWPT commented: “To ensure the further growth of the tourism and hospitality industry here in the UAE, it is important to preserve the frequency resources necessary for the production of events. Not doing so will have catastrophic consequences for all upcoming events such as the Asian Cup 2019 as well as the Expo 2020. We at APWPT would like to present information we have learned in similar talks in other countries and during our work in a large number of international working groups including ITU, CEPT and ETSI.”

The meeting in Dubai will focus on the following topics:
• The application of PMSE and example of their typical local spectrum regulations.
• The effect of spectrum changes in the 700 MHz band following to next WRC.
• Alternative radio spectrum for PMSE as a matter for the next WRC and
• PMSE as an object of science, study groups and manufacturers.

To register, RSVP with your name, company, and contact details to pmse_user_meeting_dubai2015@apwpt.org.

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