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FCC BEGINS FIELD TESTING OF WHITE SPACES DEVICES

Shure Set to Lend Continued Assistance in Formulation of Test Parameters and Protocol

NILES, IL, July 14, 2008—In response to an announcement made late last week by the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology that it will begin field testing of prototype White Spaces devices today, Shure Senior Director of Public and Industry Relations Mark Brunner sounded a sanguine note saying, “We look forward to continuing to offer our full assistance and expertise to the Commission as it formulates the test parameters and protocol.”

According to a public notice released by the FCC dated Thursday, July 10, the field testing will take place over a four-week period. With specific dates, times, and locations being updated regularly at www.fcc.gov/oet/projects/tvbanddevice/Welcome.html, the testing will be open to the public.

Urban, suburban, and rural test sites for DTV have been identified, and as of this writing include Patapsco Valley State Park in Elkridge, Maryland, an aircraft observation area at Baltimore/Washington International Airport, and multiple residences in Maryland and Washington D.C. Wireless microphones are slated to be tested at one sports and one entertainment venue to be named at a later date.

“Shure is gratified to see that the Commission has acknowledged the importance of protecting wireless microphones used in sports and entertainment by including host facilities for such events in its plan,” Brunner added, also noting that wireless microphones are integral to many other types of productions used in a wide range of environments. “Although the FCC’s laboratory testing has not conclusively revealed that White Spaces spectrum sensing technology will reliably protect wireless microphone operations, thorough and well-designed field testing will allow the Commission to meet its commitment to consider the scientific evidence of whether the proposed technology solutions will protect incumbent users from interference. All stakeholders will be best served by data that is both comprehensive and meaningful.”

About Shure Incorporated
Founded in 1925, Shure Incorporated (www.shure.com) 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 and wireless microphone systems for performers and presenters, award-winning earphones and headsets for MP3 players and smartphones, and top-rated phonograph cartridges for professional DJs. Today, Shure products are the first choice whenever audio performance is a top priority.

Shure Incorporated corporate headquarters is located in Niles, Illinois, in the United States. The Company has additional manufacturing facilities and regional sales offices in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, The United Kingdom, and the United States.

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