James Stoffo, RF coordinator and Sisse Jonassen, wireless intercom systems technician, with a rack of Radio Active Designs UV-1G base stations and belt packs.Miami, FL (May 13, 2015)—The Billboard Latin Music Awards, broadcast live from the BankUnited Center in Miami, is always a big deal—big enough that it requires 140 channels of wireless for the main show and another 60 in use between the red carpet and other media areas. With that in mind, broadcaster Telemundo required UV-1G wireless intercom systems from Radio Active Designs to free up more RF channels for the occasion.
Teams from Professional Wireless Systems (wireless audio), Acoutech (PA) and East Shore Sound (communications) were on hand to handle audio and communications. “We set up wireless world backstage up in the bleachers,” said Sisse Jonassen, wireless intercom systems technician. “We used a total of five UV-1G base stations with 25 RAD beltpacks in use by the producers and audio crew. Because they transmit in the VHF range, it cleared up a lot of the spectrum for mics and IEM.”
The 2015 awards featured performances by Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Carlos Vives, Romeo Santos, Afrojack and Ne-Yo and Gerardo Ortiz. “The RAD systems made this the easiest Latin Billboards to coordinate in my 16 years of working the show,” said James Stoffo, RF coordinator. “For the first time, we had spare frequencies for wireless microphones and in-ear monitors due to the spectral efficiency of the UV-1G.”
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