Dear Valued Partner,
The FCC has issued a statement detailing point-of-sale requirements for resellers, rental houses and manufacturers of wireless microphones operating in the portions of the 600 MHz range affected by the recent Incentive Auction of UHF spectrum. For over a year, Shure has not sold any product that operates in the impacted spectrum. However, we still want to help channel partners manage any gear which may still be in inventory.
In summary, the FCC is requiring that retailers display the copy below at point-of-sale both instore and online where wireless microphones operating in the affected frequency ranges are offered. Rental houses must include a printed copy when shipping gear.
This rule will become effective on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
This particular wireless microphone device operates in portions of the 617-652 MHz or 663-698 MHz frequencies. Beginning in 2017, these frequencies are being transitioned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the 600 MHz service to meet increasing demand for wireless broadband services. Users of this device must cease operating on these frequencies no later than July 13, 2020. In addition, users of this device may be required to cease operations earlier than that date if their operations could cause harmful interference to a 600 MHz service licensee’s wireless operations on these frequencies. For more information, visit the FCC’s wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/wireless-microphones-guide or call the FCC at 1- 888-CALLFCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC).
Don’t Forget: Shure Resources for the Spectrum Auction
As a reminder, we encourage your customers to visit the Shure Incentive Auction Resource Center for the latest news about the Auction and updates from Shure. If you have any questions, please contact your Sales Representative.
Abby Kaplan Jim Schanz
Senior Director Senior Director
Retail Pro Systems
125 S Clark Street, Suite 400Shure Incorporated
Chicago, IL 60603 www.shure.com/americas
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