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Hugh Robjohns MIPS Awarded Honorary Doctor of Technology

In a ceremony on Thursday 25 July – the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) conferred IPS member Hugh Robjohns, as an Honorary Doctor of Technology in recognition of his service to the public understanding of science and technology. Vice-Chancellor of UWE Bristol, Professor Steve West said, “We are extremely proud to confer…

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John Andrews BSc

The IPS Executive Committee regrets to announce that John Andrews BSc, member 570, former Chairman and current Vice President of the IPS passed away in his sleep on the evening of 22nd November. Beginning his career in radio at the BBC as a sound mixer John went on to become Operations Manager in charge of Radio…

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OFCOM – PMSE clearing the 700 MHz ban

The Ofcom statement for PMSE equipment owner support has been published: View or Download pdf There are a number of key changes to the consultation version following responses from stakeholders, including: The minimum amount a user will receive is 60% of the estimated replacement cost for a piece of equipment, this has increased from 47%.…

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Ofcom Announce PMSE 700 MHz Statement

Ofcom has set out its statement regarding continued access for PMSE equipment in the 700 MHz guard band (694-703 MHz), meaning that PMSE users can continue to access the spectrum beyond the 1st May 2020 deadline for 700 MHz clearance. The decision to secure spectrum for PMSE equipment was welcomed by members of the DTG…

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DPP Unveils Update For Programme Delivery Specs

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The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has announced the publication of the latest version of its Technical Specification for the Delivery of TV Programmes to all major UK broadcasters. Version 5.0 of the delivery specification represents a major update, targeting new deliverables with the addition of: Ultra High Definition (UHD) High Dynamic Range (HDR) advice on…

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Zenon Schoepe 14 Sept 1959 – 10 Apr 2016

Zenon Schoepe

Zenon Schoepe, the founder and Editorial Director of international pro audio magazine Resolution, passed away on 10 April. He was 56 years old, writes Joe Hosken. After successfully completing a degree in microbiology at Queen Elizabeth College, University of London, Schoepe began his career in publishing as a trainee journalist with International Thomson, where his…

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Mike Skeet 1932 – 2015

The British sound recording fraternity contains many eccentrics, but perhaps none more so than Mike Skeet who sadly passed away in December 2015 after a short illness.   Mike was an inspiration for a great many of us throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s, mostly through his enthusiastic magazine articles on DIY recording equipment and…

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IPS sells out at BVE

When IPS Chairman Simon Bishop gave his talk on “Good Sound Cheap” at BVE, such was the interest that it was standing room only as the crowd spilled out from the theatre.  

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