Niles, IL (April 3, 2015)—Sullivan & Gregory Entertainment, a mobile audio/video event production and rental company, was recently tapped to support 340B University, a traveling educational program about the 340B Drug Pricing Program, complete with keynote addresses and breakout sessions for 250 attendees at every stop.
“The 340B University events take place in heavily trafficked cities with congested RF environments like San Francisco and Las Vegas,” said Mark McElwain, owner and manager of Sullivan & Gregory. “We needed audio gear to address this crowded frequency challenge, while also finding a setup that could support various panel discussions between presenters and the audience.”
McElwain opted for Shure DDS 5900 Digital Discussion Systems, and QLX-D Digital Wireless, purchasing the gear through Ametron Electronics, a pro audio store located in Hollywood. QLX-D wireless microphones are used for breakout session presenters, while DDS 5900 is for panels. With QLX-D, the Sullivan & Gregory team can pair transmitters with receivers using the system’s IR scan and sync. The automatic channel scan also helps find a clean frequency.
“QLX-D is a huge timesaving device. With QLX-D, we simply set it and forget it‹ we don’t have to worry about RF interference, which means we don’t need to dedicate much time to monitoring the breakout session speakers for audio dropouts,” McElwain continued. “Instead we can focus on other event demands.”
Using DDS 5900 portable systems for panel discussions, every participant has access to his or her own microphone and loudspeaker and can receive important panel updates without interruption. “The built-in loudspeakers, which let attendees choose their desired volume, are an absolute key for 340B University discussions,” said McElwain. “The voice activation is also an important feature within the DDS 5900s, as it helps the conversation run more naturally, without the pauses you get with push to talk systems.”