Las Vegas, NV (April 19, 2006)–Lectrosonics is providing a full complement of wireless microphone systems for NAB-HD, the fully operational television broadcast station that will operate from the show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the NAB Convention, for the second year running. Lectrosonics is supplying eight channels of RF handheld and lavalier mics for use in the studio, plus five camera-mount wireless systems for ENG use.
“I think Lectrosonics has an excellent product that will allow us to be more flexible than we were last year,” commented Nigel Spratling, NAB-HD project director and president of Mavens, a television industry consultant firm based in Pennsylvania. “It’s nice packaging and very small, which makes it very easy to put on the talent.”
Lectrosonics is supplying NAB-HD with two Venue VRM master units outfitted with eight VRS receiver modules for use in the studio, together with a pair of SNA600 dipole antenna systems. Two UT400 VM handheld transmitters and six M152/5P lavalier microphones with LM belt-pack transmitters will be available in the studio, with an additional five UT400 VM handheld microphones, each paired with a UCR401 camera-mounting receiver, assigned to each of the ENG crews.
The NAB-HD operation will include a fully functioning HD television facility incorporating HD studio, production and editing facilities, plus an automated multi-service master control environment, as well as an HD theater. SignaSys will be handling the design, installation, testing and coordination of the “living laboratory.” The 5,000 square-foot broadcast exhibit, staffed by over 40 volunteers, will distribute recorded and live programming to the Las Vegas Convention Center, local area hotels, and beyond.
Programming for NAB-HD will include the Live Morning Show with live reports from a helicopter, the Roving Reporter Xtreme, who will broadcast from secret, remote locations, showcasing the ability to do live remote broadcasts in HD. It will also include interviews with industry executives and convention speakers, roundtable discussions on electronic media technology, and exhibit floor features.