Jim Dugan, President, Wisycom USA, answers a few questions before NAB 2018.
Q What new products/services has your company introduced since last year's’ NAB?
A At this year’s NAB show, Wisycom is announcing the official launch of Wisycom USA. Wisycom USA will provide unrivaled customer service, support and product delivery for users living within the United States and Canada. Wisycom USA will offer the company’s full line of wideband ENG portable devices, studio wireless microphones and antenna distribution products to the U.S. market and in Canada through Canadian dealer Trew Audio. At NAB, the company will be presenting the MPR52 Duel Channel ENG Receiver to the North American broadcast market. The receiver features a low noise, voltage-controlled Oscillator with ultrafast spectrum scanning. Including both analogue and digital outputs, the receiver offers ultra wide band up to 790 MHz bandwidth in the 470/1260 MHz range, digital DSP and Multiple compander options.
Q Finish the sentence: 2018 will be the production industry’s year of
A an extreme makeover for wireless innovations.
Q What motivating factor drives you to continue innovating year after year?
A I would say helping people solve problems – I have had a passion for wireless for a long time and not everyone does – Wisycom customers are relieved that someone is thinking about and solving their RF problems. This drives us to create the most sophisticated RF equipment that support the production wireless workflow for the broadcast, film and live production industry.
Q How would you describe the energy around this years’ NAB show?
A I think people are starting to feel the pressure and very real impact of the 600MHz auction, repack and will be making decisions about new technology. One of our main goals at Wisycom USA is to provide exceptional support to any customers that are weary about the FCC 600Mhz spectrum repack.
Q How do you expect NAB 2018 to differ from NAB 2017?
A There will be more of a discussion about the 600MHz auction and what technology is available to solve wireless problems. With the ongoing frequency changes in 600 MHz, the need for agility in wireless is paramount. Wisycom will be offering its full range of wideband technology which is the best defense to a changing environment.
Q Where can we find you on the show floor?
A Wisycom will be located at Booth C856.