LAS VEGAS, DECEMBER 20, 2016 — The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences recently presented the 17th annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in recognition of artists’ outstanding achievement in the music industry. Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) supported the live broadcast with a unique wireless equipment package.
Like any live awards show, the Latin GRAMMY Awards was a huge undertaking for every party involved. To ensure uninterrupted presentations and performances for the main show, the PWS team, spearheaded by lead RF engineer James Stoffo, included RF PL technicians Gary Trenda and Jason Lambert. Brooks Schroeder and Chad Meise […]
ORLANDO, FL, JULY 12, 2016 — Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, announces that it has recently completed a total repackaging of its rental fleet, which now provides its customers with a smaller footprint on site and faster load-in/out times.
Some of the strategic moves PWS recently made to its rental package include the addition of H4 range transmitters to its Shure Axient rigs, planning ahead for future spectrum availability. In order to stay spectrally efficient, the company also added additional RAD UV-1G com systems and […]
ORLANDO, JUNE 29, 2016 — Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new company website — www.professionalwireless.com. The new website presents a user-friendly interface with a contemporary look.
The new site features a straightforward navigation system, detailing the services PWS offers to the professional audio industry, as well as company news and gear highlights. An enhanced eCommerce section catalogues products and lists detailed information and specs. Frequent users can create accounts to easily re-order supplies and track order history. […]
ORLANDO, MAY 26, 2016 – Professional Wireless Systems, a subsidiary of Masque Sound, has purchased the first two newly-released Bel Digital BM-A1-64DANTE monitoring units for their latest music awards show in Miami, FL.
Jim Van Winkle, general manager of PWS, says, “We had an analog monitoring system, but it required us to either put a splitter in line or get a return feed from the main show splitter. We had been looking for a way to monitor through Dante and we decided this box would be a good solution. We recently deployed the Bel monitors for the first time and everybody […]
MIAMI, MAY 11, 2016 — When Latin music’s biggest stars came together at the University of Miami BankUnited Center in Coral Gables for the 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) supported Telemundo’s live broadcast with a wireless equipment package. PWS was onsite to ensure rock-solid RF signal performance for the Spanish-language television networks’ coverage of this prestigious awards show.
PWS supplied a complete wireless equipment package for the show, including Shure Axient and UHF-R wireless microphones, Shure PSM 1000 personal monitors for the performers and Sennheiser 3732-II receivers with 5200-II transmitters. Wireless signal distribution was done with a […]
SANTA CLARA, CA, MARCH 3, 2016 — When the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers took the field for Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) supported ATK Audiotek and Versacom, for the 19th year in a row, to ensure rock solid RF management of the assigned frequencies for several of the entertainment portions surrounding the big game. PWS worked directly with Karl Voss, the NFL’s lead frequency coordinator, and the NFL Game Day Frequency Coordinators (GDC), to provide its on-site frequency management support for the Super Bowl pre-game, halftime entertainment segments and referee […]
ORLANDO — Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) named William O’Keefe as manufacturing manager. O’Keefe is returning to PWS, having previously worked in the manufacturing department from May 2011 through April 2013. PWS, a Masque Sound Company, supplies and supports wireless systems for live and broadcast events.
In his new role, O’Keefe will be responsible for maintaining PWS’ current product line, fabricating custom prototypes for new, cutting-edge products, streamlining manufacturing processes and staying up-to-date on the latest RF and wireless trends. In addition, O’Keefe will supervise project progress and coordinate all manufacturing tasks to ensure a timely completion of all projects. O’Keefe will […]
SAN FRANCISCO, AUGUST 17, 2015 – America’s Night of Hope, with Joel and Victoria Osteen, kicked off its 7th annual event this year in San Francisco’s AT&T Park. Out front a packed stadium greeted the mega-church pastor and his family with thunderous applause, while behind the scenes Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was on site providing frequency coordination, backstage communication and event support. PWS successfully integrated Joel Osteen’s wireless equipment together for rock-solid coordination within one of the nation’s most congested RF cities.
The spectacular event, Night of Hope, is an inspirational experience meant to bring people together in an environment of […]
MIAMI, JULY 30, 2015 — When the hottest names in the Hispanic entertainment industry converged at the BankUnited Center in Miami for the 11thannual Premios Juventud awards show,Professional Wireless Systems’ (PWS)expert team was busy managing frequency coordination for the star studded gala. PWS has been providing custom RF equipment and handling wireless frequency coordination since the 2004 inaugural show.
Broadcast by Univision, Premios Juventud (Youth Awards) is an awards show that nominates Spanish-speaking celebrities to celebrate their artistic achievements in unique categories within the areas of film, music, sports, fashion and pop culture. The awards show relies on the public to nominate […]
ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 17, 2015 — Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, announces the release of its updated Intermodulation Analysis Software (IAS) 5.0 at InfoComm 2015 (Booth 149). IAS is a complete frequency management tool designed to help coordinators quickly choose the best frequencies for each specific wireless system and tuning range.
“A completely scalable, all-encompassing RF solution, IAS is the ideal software program for frequency coordinators, as it efficiently plans out and ensures deliverance of interference-free frequency coordination,” says Jim Van Winkle, general manager, PWS. […]
ORLANDO — An April 29 press event promoting the May 4 opening of the 400-foot-high Orlando Eye observation wheel featureddaredevil Nik Wallenda walking across the rim of the turning wheel with no strings, cables or lifelines attached. Merlin Entertainment, which operates the wheel, worked with Glickman Productions audio designer Travis Hill and LMG-supplied audio gear for the event, with Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) also providing a wireless assist.
When the world’s fifth largest observation wheel, the Orlando Eye, celebrated its opening, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) went along for the ride, providing its expert wireless solutions for the Merlin Entertainments attraction’s nationwide-anticipated […]
MIAMI, MAY 14, 2015 — When the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards Presented by State Farm® hit the stage on April 30 at the Bank United Center at the University of Miami, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) once again supported Telemundo’s live broadcast, providing wireless solutions and equipment to ensure an interference free, star studded spectacular.
For this year’s event, PWS provided its wireless services for various indoor and outdoor locations before, during and after the live broadcast, in addition to the main stage show. Due to the extensive equipment requirements needed for the various components of the show, PWS once again […]
MARCH 10, 2015 – Professional Wireless Systems (PWS)provided wireless frequency management services, managing almost 200 frequencies, at the recent 27th annual Univision Latin music awards show, “Premio Lo Nuestro,” held at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
One of the challenges faced by lead RF coordinator James Stoffo and wireless intercom technician Gary Trenda was overcoming interference from the stage’s many video and lighting walls.
“Awards shows are continuing to use several large video and lighting walls to create enhanced effects while the talent is performing on-stage, which commonly transmits RF noise onto the in-ear monitors,” says Jim Van Winkle, general manager of […]
MARCH 5, 2015 – The 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend officially kicked off at Barclays Center with the “Rising Stars Challenge,” pitting the young stars of the NBA against one another. Continuing the festivities, players competed in two of the most popular events of the weekend: the “Three-Point Contest” and the “Slam Dunk Contest,” which all culminated with the 2015 All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden.
Throughout the All Star weekend, the PWS team (consisting of John Garrido and Cameron Stuckey) remained in constant transit to ensure a flawless production. The team managed the equipment for the multiple games working in tandem […]
PHOENIX, AZ, FEBRUARY 18, 2015 — Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) teamed up with ATK Audiotek and Versacom for the 19th consecutive year to deliver fumble free RF management of the assigned frequencies for several of the entertainment portions surrounding Super Bowl XLIX. Working directly with the NFL Game Day Frequency Coordinators (GDC) and Karl Voss, the NFL’s lead frequency coordinator, PWS offered its on-site frequency management support not only for the Super Bowl pre-game and half time entertainment segments, but also for the referee mics and the big game’s Pro Bowl predecessor.
Preparations began back in mid-October when James Stoffo, PWS […]
LAS VEGAS — When the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards were broadcast live on Univision from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) once again supported Univision’s system with a custom RF communications package for the network’s green carpet pre-show and star-studded main event.
The Latin Grammy Awards, presented by the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. Unlike the regular Grammy Awards, which primarily honors music produced in the United States, the Latin Grammys recognize music recorded in either Spanish or Portuguese, produced anywhere in the world.
DECEMBER 3, 2014 – Wireless frequency coordinators Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was courtside to manage all wireless frequencies used during a game as part of the on-going NBA Global Games Mexico City 2014 tournament. The PWS team coordinated approximately 110 frequencies for a single game, ensuring that there were no dropped signals or unwanted interference during the live telecast.
As the Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves tipped off at the Mexico City Arena on November 12, PWS’s overall goal was to provide frequency coordination for all wireless communications. This allowed multiple wireless frequencies to be used in conjunction with one another without interference. […]
DALLAS, TX, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 – Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, will showcase its range of RF solutions at WFX 2014 (Booth 1023), including its Helical Antennas and Domed Helical Antennas, Intermodulation Analysis Software System (IAS), GX Series of Combiners and DB Series of Multicouplers.
“We are excited to bring our range of state-of-the-art RF and wireless equipment to the house of worship professionals in attendance at WFX 2014,” says Jim Van Winkle, general manager, PWS. “In addition to showcasing our RF solutions, PWS representatives […]
MIAMI, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 – When Telemundo’s third annual Premios Tu Mundo awards show took to the stage at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS)was on-hand to support the star-studded spectacular, providing RF equipment and on-site expertise for the red carpet, morning show and live broadcast of the pop culture awards program.
Premios Tu Mundo is an awards show that celebrates Latin pop culture and combines the power of television, web, mobile and social media platforms to give fans the final say in what’s hot in everything that moves and inspires them, including novelas, music, fashion, movies […]
JULY 24, 2014 – When the world’s biggest Spanish-speaking celebrities gathered in Miami for the 10th annual Premios Juventud awards show at the BankUnited Center, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was once again backstage with a custom RF entertainment and intercom package to manage frequency coordination for the festivities.
Presented by Univision, Premios Juventud (Youth Awards) is an awards show that nominates Spanish-speaking celebrities to celebrate their artistic achievements in 27 unique categories within the areas of film, music, sports, fashion and pop culture.
In an interesting twist, the awards show asks the public to nominate their favorite singers, athletes and actors for award […]
ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 30, 2014 – When Telemundo’s highly rated singing competition La Voz Kids kicked off its second season at Universal Studios Orlando, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, was on-hand to provide all wireless equipment and frequency coordination for the popular show.
La Voz Kids features approximately 140 young vocalists between ages 7 and 15 who are competing for a recording contract and a cash prize to support their education. The second season premiered with over three million viewers on Telemundo.
BRONX, N.Y.—When Joel and Victoria Osteen’s “Night of Hope” made its return to Yankee Stadium on Saturday, June 7, Professional Wireless Systems, a Masque Sound Co. and a specialist in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, said it was on-hand to provide frequency coordination for the event. The company also complemented Joel Osteen’s equipment setup with a range of additional wireless solutions.
“Night of Hope” is an inspirational experience of encouragement, hope and worship. The two-hour event offers audience members words of encouragement from Victoria Osteen, a special testimony from Dodie Osteen and concludes with prayer and […]
Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, will showcase its range of RF solutions at InfoComm 2014 in booth C11816, including its GX Series of combiners, DB Series of multicouplers, Helical antennas, domed Helical antennas, and various accessories such as splitters, dual bias Ts, and receive and transmit line amps.
“InfoComm is the ‘can’t miss’ AV technology show of the year, and we look forward to demoing our range of state-of-the-art RF and wireless equipment to the industry professionals in attendance at the show,” saysJim Van Winkle, […]
MIAMI — For the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards, held at the Bank United Center at the University of Miami here April 24, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was on-site to support Telemundo’s live broadcast. This marks the 16th year that PWS has been providing wireless solutions and equipment for the show.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards, the longest running and most prestigious awards show in the Latin music world, honors the most popular albums, songs and performers in Latin Music, as determined by the actual sales, radio airplay, streaming and social data from Billboard’s weekly charts.
ORLANDO, APRIL 2, 2014 – When the second round of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship kicked off at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Thursday, March 20, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live, broadcast events and installations, was courtside to provide frequency coordination for the tournament.
Commonly referred to as “March Madness,” the six games played at the Amway Center were held over two days for the second and third rounds of the South region bracket. The onsite PWS team was responsible for handling 175 channels of wireless for the broadcast […]
MIAMI, MARCH 20, 2014 — Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, helped set the stage for the 26th annual star-studded Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music Awards at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, coordinating the show’s wireless needs for all aspects of this year’s event, including the main show as well as the red carpet and post-awards segments.
Presented by television network Univision, Premio Lo Nuestro honors the year’s best Latin music. First airing in 1989, the awards show features appearances and dynamic performances by famous Latino actors, musicians and show […]
NEW ORLEANS, FEBRUARY 26, 2014 — For the tenth year, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live, broadcast events and installations, provided frequency coordination for all wireless microphones, intercoms, in-ear monitors, IFB systems and player mics for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
In addition to the game itself, PWS provided RF support throughout the entire All-Star weekend, which included the NBA Jam Session at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, as well as all other official events, including the Slam Dunk Contest, Three-Point Shootout, […]
FEBRUARY 21, 2014 – For the 18th consecutive year, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound Company and experts in supplying and supporting wireless systems for live and broadcast events, teamed up with ATK Audiotek and Versacom to deliver interference-free RF management for its portion of the Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, which included expert on-site frequency management for pre-game and halftime entertainment, as well as several referee microphones.
Preparation for the big game started back in mid-October when PWS General Manager Jim Van Winkle, Brooks Schroeder, lead RF coordinator working with PWS, and Matt Campisi from […]