IBC 2012 relies on Audio-Technica for sixth consecutive year

For the sixth consecutive year, Audio-Technica has confirmed that it is to supply the IBC conference in Amsterdam, which takes place from September 6th-11th at the Amsterdam RAI, with a host of microphones and wireless systems.

From gooseneck microphones in conference rooms to wireless systems and ‘news gathering’ set-ups, Audio-Technica products will be covering every aspect of the IBC show.

In the Auditorium, the largest of the conference venues, a total of 12 wireless channels will be provided by Audio-Technica Artist Elite systems. Microphones specified for the venue include the head-worn BP892 Microset unit with dual-ear mount, BP893 MicroEarset with its unobtrusive one-inch boom and classic AT899 omnidirectional lavalier. Meanwhile, audience interaction in the Auditorium will be captured by AEW-T5400 wireless cardioid condenser mics, while lecterns are equipped with ES915C18 gooseneck models with cardioid elements.

Room B at the IBC Conference will see an eight-channel Audio-Technica ATCS-60 infrared conference system installed during the event, with the security of using infrared as opposed to UHF wireless signals, designed to make the ATCS-60 ideal for such situations.

The IBC News teams will also be working with Audio-Technica’s AT2022 X/Y stereo mic, utilising the model’s pair of unidirectional condenser elements to capture the highlights from the exhibition floor.

Alex Lepges, Audio-Technica’s wireless specialist and product manager said: “In addition to the material support that Audio-Technica delivers at IBC, we also have the responsibility of co-ordinating all wireless frequency usage in the conference venues. Audio-Technica has been doing this since 2006, the first year of our involvement with the event.

“With new regulations in place leading us to avoid using frequency ranges now allocated to LTE, we now face strong digital TV carriers between our wireless microphone settings. In addition, the ever-increasing amount of ENG crews operating around the conference means it is important to optimise our ‘escape strategies’ each year. But it’s a situation we’ve always managed to address successfully – and we look forward to doing so again this year.”

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