2012 European Digital Switchover

For many microphone consumers, the use of UHF wireless microphones is coming to an end, requiring customers to purchase an alternative solution. In 2012 much of Europe is restricting the use of many UHF wireless microphone products. These products consist of any device operating between 550 MHz to 606 MHz and 790 MHz to 862 MHz. This change is taking place to make room for both HDTV transmission and mobile broadband services, and will require anyone using any device operating in this space to replace it with an approved alternative.

Revolabs is the Solution

Revolabs wireless microphones operate well outside the UHF spectrum, are an approved and suggested alternative. Revolabs products utilize the DECT personal communication protocol by operating between 1.88 GHz to 1.90 GHz in a digital spread spectrum space. DECT is an international standard that is used in more than 95 percent of countries around the world. This standard is dedicated as a personal communications space for short distance transmission and is regulated by a consortium that has been developed to work directly with each country to ensure compliance and uniformity in the use of the radio band.

Because DECT is an unlicensed personal communication space, it is protected for use by consumers.

In addition to utilizing the DECT protocol, Revolabs wireless microphones provide the consumer with numerous features and benefits over UHF devices such as:
  • Security - Revolabs utilizes a proprietary 128-bit encryption authentication
  • Flexibility - Users can mix and match any of our microphones with any of the receivers within a specific product generation.
  • Going Green - Revolabs utilizes lithium polymer rechargeable battery technology that allows a microphone to be recharged hundreds of times. By eliminating the need to replace alkaline batteries on a daily basis, Revolabs products not only dramatically lower costs, but they provide a green solution by reducing waste in our landfills.
  • Automatic Calibration – Microphones offer a proprietary redundancy feature, which allows the microphones to identify interference in the environment and seamlessly change frequencies before that interference creates any problem for the consumer.
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