New York (October 31, 2006)–Today may be Halloween, but Professional Wireless Systems RF expert/software developer Jason Eskew used to find doing frequency coordination for concert, corporate, HOW, sports or broadcast installs scary. Using traditional DOS based software tools written by various wireless equipment manufacturers, he found the process complicated and time-consuming. Years of dealing with this problem inspired Eskew to develop the PWS Intermodulation Analysis System (IAS), using it for frequency coordination issues.
The recently completed IAS 4.4 system uses a database of wireless performance equipment from AudioTechnica, Comtek. Lectrosonics Sennheiser, Shure, Telex/EV, Vega and other manufacturers. In addition to custom frequency spacing parameters for each wireless system model, IAS includes group and channel assignments for any given piece of equipment. The IAS program also eliminates the need to carry frequency reference charts for individual wireless system models.
Eskew was inspired to develop the program in 1997 after spending hours to construct a large coordination using old software. Arriving on-site he learned he’d been provided with inaccurate information and had to re-do the entire coordination. After experimenting with early versions of the program for several years, he began sharing the system with his Professional Wireless System associates; these days, it’s available to the public from the company’s website.