For over 25+ years Rob has been involved in providing wireless solutions for live event and broadcasters in Canada. For nearly 8 years he provided support to Sennheiser Canada's partners - agents, consultants, system integrators, engineering groups and end-users - for the specification, design, deployment and support of RF systems. Rob has gone through various Sennheiser Sound Academy programs and specialized in RF technologies for low-powered devices such as wireless microphones, in-ear monitoring systems, wireless IFB's and intercom - including new digital technologies like DECT based intercom systems.
Rob specializes in designing large, complex RF systems for broadcasters and large events, where requirements for multi-zone combining, facility-wide frequency coordination and systems integration are the norm. He has worked closely with most of the major Canadian broadcasters to provide robust RF systems in their facilities: CBC Toronto Broadcast Centre, CTV/Bell Media Agincourt facilities, RogersTV, Global Television and more. He has also provide similar system designs for a wide range of commercial installations such as Theaters, Auditoriums, Churches, Remand Centres, Casinos, Universities, Stadiums, etc.
Rob managed the Sennheiser service shop at the Vancouver 2014 Winter Olympics, where a team of RF experts provided technical support for IOC host broadcast partners during that time-frame. He has also consulted with Industry Canada regarding the 700 MHz digital transition, and the upcoming 600MHz transition. He has also developed tools to determine Canadian DTV environments for 30 major cities: Canadian RF Planning
Rob was also on the software development team as architect for the Professional Setup component of Wireless Systems Manager
(WSM). WSM is Sennheiser's software tool for managing wireless devices and frequency coordination. As part of that project he has collected spectrum allocation plans for many countries around the world, for WSM's Regional Grid Bar
mechanism: a utility for managing spectrum plans. For more information about WSM, see here: Wireless Systems Manager