Shure Distribution UK reports another successful session for its SAEAN (Shure Academy European Audio Network) training initiative last month. The workshop, part of RF specialist Tuomo Tolonen’s Wireless Mastered series, took place at the Emirates Stadium in North London and was said to be “full to capacity” (see picture).
Attendees at the July event were given a grounding in the operation and capabilities of modern wireless microphone technology with specific reference to Shure's latest product offerings. Tips included how to get the most from the constrained wireless spectrum following the ‘Digital Dividend’ (the UK government's 2012 auction of the UK RF spectrum, widely covered in PSNEurope), plus how to use laptop and phone-based applications to remotely manage wireless networks, from simple ENG operations to complex systems for large events.
Reactions from those present was said to be positive. "Very, very good. Very in-depth description and explanation of the RF wilderness!" commented Tom Oakes of Amber Sound. Ian Barnard of Stage Sound Services added: "It's excellent. Everyone should do it!"
"This was the biggest and best Wireless Mastered yet," said Shure Distibution's Tuomo Tolonen. "We've been delighted with the strong uptake on all of our training events, but this session surpassed our expectations. As you might expect, we are looking to build on this success by returning to Emirates later in the year, and we hope to announce dates shortly for a session at a similar venue in the North of England."
Shure launched its training academy in Germany in 2012, and in the UK at last year's PLASA show in October.