Lectrosonics to receive Academy Award for Technical Achievement

Lectrosonics has announced that David Thomas, Lawrence E. Fisher and David Bundy will soon become the recipients of a 2017 Academy Award for Technical Achievement, for ‘advancing the state of wireless microphone technology’ with the design, development and engineering of the Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless System.

Presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Technical Achievement Academy Awards highlight contributions of significant value to the process of making motion pictures.

In giving the award, the Academy is recognising the individuals who developed the Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless System for advancing “the state of wireless microphone technology by developing a method to digitally transmit full-range audio over a conventional analogue FM radio link, reducing transmitter size and increasing power efficiency.”

"We are so delighted to see our engineers receive this honour. These three engineers have made significant contributions to location sound, enhancing the movie experience,” said Gordon Moore, CTS, president of Lectrosonics. “To see their accomplishments recognised by the Academy is truly exciting.”

The Academy’s Science and Technical Achievement Awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 11 February 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will be included in the Oscars telecast. The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday 26 February 2017 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, due to be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.