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The term PMSE (Programme Making and Special Events) covers all the wireless production tools used for front-end solutions in the field of professional multimedia production (from radio and television to art, culture, conferences, trade fairs, entertainment applications, education, sport events and much more).

Simplified, there are three main groups of PMSE:
- Audio PMSE
- Video PMSE
- PMSE for effect or remote control

See also the information below:

1) What is audio PMSE?
Four steps to understanding audio PMSE frequency requirements [646 KB] (Update 2016)

2) Safe operation of PMSE
The document above provides basic information
Proposed measurement setup: Protection criteria for audio PMSE [302 KB] (2017)

3) CEPT Documents
- ERC REC 25-10 (2017) Frequency ranges for the use of Audio and Video PMSE / Copy [350 KB]
- ECC Report 204 (2014) Spectrum use and future requirements for PMSE
- ECC REPORT 2 [730 KB] (2002) / ERC REPORT 63 [83 KB] (1998) / ERC REPORT 42 [1.006 KB] (1996)

4) Further Reports or Recommendations
- ETSI TR 102 546 (not binding APWPT copy [1.209 KB] )
- ITU-R BT.1871 / BT.2069 / BT.2338 / BT.2344

5) Spectral efficiency of PMSE

Spectrum efficiency with regards to PMSE can sometimes be interpreted differently:

*The number of bits transported within a second and within a given bandwidth Measured as bit/s/Hz
Because of the very high quality and very low delay requirements for the operation of PMSE at the front-end of content and event production, the possible effect of source coding (compression) is limited. International documents also note that analogue audio PMSE devices already have source compression by means of their internal audio-companding systems. Therefore, no Digital Dividend for current digital audio PMSE equipment.

* The number of PMSE links that can be operated in temporarily available local spectrum as PMSE/MHz
The document ' Four steps to understanding PMSE' splits the operation of audio PMSE in two basic methods
- Guaranteed intermodulation-free frequencies – the standard situation
- Linear frequency distribution

6) Studies on availability of frequency bands for PMSE
- ITU-R Resolution 59-1 (Started 2015 and currently in force)

7) APWPT's summary of PMSE tuning ranges (startet in 2017, to be continued)


Further information in section SAB/SAP (ITU-R Terminology)