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Lectrosonics to Receive 2017 Academy Award for Technical Achievement

At a ceremony to be held February 11, 2017, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present its Technical Achievement Award to engineer/developers David Thomas, Lawrence E. Fisher and David Bundy for their work on the company’s Digital Hybrid Wireless System.

A statement issued by the Academy recognizes that Lectrosonics has furthered “the state of wireless microphone technology by developing a method to digitally transmit full-range audio over a conventional analog FM radio link, reducing transmitter size, and increasing power efficiency.”

“These three engineers have made significant contributions to location sound, enhancing the movie experience,” says Gordon Moore, CTS, president of Lectrosonics.

The Technical Achievement Awards are unique in that they do not necessarily honor achievements that occurred during the past year; they’re designed to show appreciation for generally significant technical contributions to the process of filmmaking.

Lectrosonics, based in Rio Rancho, N.M., has been developing wireless microphone technology since the company’s inception in 1971. Parts of the Technical Achievement Award ceremony, which will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel (Beverly Hills, Calif.), will be included in the Oscar® telecast on ABC-TV on February 26, 2017.