Shure Incorporated and SFM, the company’s Canadian distributor, have announced a rebate program for Canadian wireless users of up to $600 per channel on the purchase of new Shure wireless microphones and personal monitor systems accompanied by the trade-in of wireless systems operating in the 600 MHz frequency band (614-698 MHz). Products from Shure and other wireless manufacturers are eligible for the trade-in program. The rebate is effective until April 30, 2018.
The rebate program was designed to help Canadian wireless users prepare for the future reallocation of portions of the 600 MHz band to mobile broadband services by the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED). According to ISED rules, wireless microphones and personal monitors that are capable of operating in the UHF spectrum (616-653 MHz and 663-698 MHz) may not be used after a transition period. If a local mobile broadband licensee begins using these frequencies before that date, the wireless user must change frequencies to avoid interfering with them.
“The wireless rebate program is designed to help provide our customers with an upgrade path in light of the future frequency reallocation. Our goal is to keep you ‘on the air’ with compliant frequencies when the change occurs,” states Mike Gregory, Director of Sales, Pro Business Unit at SFM. “While the ruling is specific to the USA right now, users within 75 km of the border might want to prepare as well because cell tower coverage can overlap in some areas.”
Customers may submit rebate forms after the purchase of the following new Shure wireless products: BLX; GLX-D and GLX-D Advanced; PGX-D; PSM 300; PSM 900; PSM 1000; QLX-D; ULX-D, and Axient Digital.
To make a rebate claim and to view a complete summary of the terms and conditions of this rebate program, customers in Canada should visit www.shurecanada.com/wirelessrebate.