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What in Blazes is Going on with the Incentive Auctions?

"After five years of speculating about the Incentive Auction, it’s about to get real… Last year, I described the auction as ‘a once-ina-lifetime, virtually risk-free opportunity to expand your…


Correct Antenna Distribution in Three Simple Diagrams

Never heard of antenna distribution for wireless audio? Or heard about it, but don't really know what it is? It's one of those things where, yeah, OK, you can get…


Why Wireless Shootouts Don’t Work, Part Three

Welcome to the third and final chapter of “Why Wireless Shootouts Don’t Work.” Here’s number one, and two. Why three chapters? Well, that wasn't the plan, but in…


Why Wireless Range Shootouts Don't Work, Part Two

One part was not enough. And another part, “Part Three,” will follow this. Last week’s post on the futility of wireless gear shootouts received a mixed response, for good…


Why Wireless Range “Shootouts” Don’t Work

“Shootouts” or “Range Tests,” as commonly performed, reveal next to nothing about the performance of an external antenna or radio system. Range tests are often done by taking a transmitter…


The Million Dollar Homes of Many San Francisco Tech Execs Have Slower Internet Connections than You Do

After InfoComm, I made haste for the western shore, to convalesce on the foggy slopes of San Francisco. I stayed in the laundry room of a friend’s apartment in…


RF Venue, Inc. at Infocomm, 2016

Thanks to everyone who came by the booth to say hello at InfoComm last week. The show was productive, with record attendance. Our traffic was up over 60% from 2015.…


At Long Last, Incentive Auction Bidding Begins

This is the beginning of the end for wireless audio in UHF. But about the dinosaur picture. This is an artist’s interpretation of Pteranodontidae soaring through the clouds, jubilant…


What’s Up With the Tin Bins?

Go backstage on any major show or event, and you’re bound to see something strange: row upon row of baking pans, each filled with one or more wireless audio…


Incentive Auctions Begin, Spectrum for Wireless Audio Axed up to 60%

[CORRECTION: this article previously claimed a reduction of 70% of bandwidth, not 60%. And current bandwidth as 288 MHz, not 228. The error was caused by shamelessly sloppy arithmetic.] For…