Shure Applauds U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush's Efforts To Protect Wireless Microphone Users

Aug 01, 2013, 18:12 ET from Shure Incorporated

NILES, Ill., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shure Incorporated President and CEO Sandy LaMantia today praised the efforts of Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL) in helping to protect wireless microphone users, including Houses of Worship, government facilities, schools and universities, convention centers, theaters and live entertainment venues, and stadiums, from the loss of available spectrum by introducing H.R. 2911, "The Wireless Microphone Users Interference Protection Act of 2013."

Mr. LaMantia commended Mr. Rush, saying, "We deeply appreciate and strongly support Congressman Rush's efforts to protect wireless microphone users. We applaud his continued commitment to maintain the high level of quality sound that Americans have come to expect during their live entertainment, sporting, and religious events."

In the bill, which was introduced on Thursday, Aug. 1, Congressman Rush outlines his concern for the ability of these venues to continue providing high quality, professional audio for their activities and events. With further auction of UHF spectrum pending, the bill advocates for maintaining existing protective spectrum allocation measures and also calls for the expansion of eligibility for specific wireless microphone users to obtain licenses.

"Over the past 25 years or so, wireless microphones have become a critical component of professional sound production, whether it's a Sunday service in a mega church or a nationally televised sporting event," added LaMantia. "The audiences at these events expect and deserve clear, high quality, reliable audio."

About Shure Incorporated

Founded in 1925, Shure Incorporated ( is widely acknowledged as the world's leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. Over the years, the Company has designed and produced many high-quality professional and consumer audio products that have become legendary for performance, reliability, and value.  Shure's diverse product line includes world-class wired microphones, wireless microphone systems, in-ear personal monitoring systems, conferencing and discussion systems, networked audio systems, award-winning earphones and headphones, and top-rated phonograph cartridges. Today, Shure products are the first choice whenever audio performance is a top priority.

Shure Incorporated is headquartered in Niles, Illinois, in the United States. The Company also has regional sales and marketing headquarters in Eppingen, Germany, and Hong Kong, China, with more than 30 additional manufacturing facilities and regional sales offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia.

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