— Audio-Technica’s SpectraPulse® Ultra Wideband (UWB) System is recognized for outstanding technical achievement in the Wireless Technology category at the 24th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (TEC) —

Stow, OH 10-14-2008 Audio-Technica’s SpectraPulse® Ultra Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System won the Technical Excellence & Creativity Award (TEC) for outstanding technical achievement in the category of Wireless Technology at the 24th annual TEC Awards in San Francisco October 3.

The groundbreaking SpectraPulse Ultra Wideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System was nominated for the honor by top industry professionals, including engineers, studio owners, producers and other leading industry figures. SpectraPulse offers 14 simultaneous channels that operate flawlessly without RF turf wars, frequency hunting/coordination, “white space” issues or interference. Optional SpectraPulse encryption meets the NIST-approved AES encryption standard developed by the U.S. government for safeguarding sensitive material.

Commenting on their award, Audio-Technica Marketing Manager Dan Montecalvo stated, “We’re very proud to be acknowledged for SpectraPulse by the audio community. What a great honor to receive such accolades from our peers!”

Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Presented annually by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards honor the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, films, TV shows and live performances.

TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted upon by the subscribers of Mix, a leading trade magazine of the recording and sound production industry. The awards are presented at a ceremony held each fall during the annual convention of the Audio Engineering Society. Thanks to the generous support of numerous sponsors, the TEC Awards is able to contribute thousands of dollars each year to organizations working on behalf of hearing conservation, as well as to those funding scholarships for future audio professionals.

Celebrating over 45 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: