‘Livetime Productions’ recently approached ‘Zendertechniek’ to execute the wireless audio aspect of the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ bicentennial celebration. The production consisted of a large concert for the Royal Family which was also transmitted on live television in the Netherlands.

Aart Heus, owner

This would not have been so easy to archieve with any other brand

The difficult factor in this production consisted of the large area in which the artists performed live, both on the water in fixed pontoons supporting large video screens and in moving boats. A wireless solution was needed for two way communication from the vessels to the quay and vice versa. This proved to be a complex and challenging event, as the area was full with artists moving constantly between the fixed pontoons and multiple water scooters and sailing amphibious vehicles.


PSM1000 transmitters and UHF-R wireless systems were selected for the wireless connection between the various water vehicles and video pontoons. Aart Heus (owner explains: ”This combination, and the Wireless Workbench 6 software,  was the perfect solution. We used the possibility to transmit audio from the P10T (PSM1000) to the UR4D (UHF-R) via a point to point connection; this would not have been so easy to achieve with any other brand. Also, with the network functionality, I was able to remotely monitor and adjust all equipment. This proved to be a really efficient way to double check all settings before the show.”

The Axient Spectrum Manager was used to scan the spectrum environment and to coordinate all wireless channels. This proved to be an important feature seeing as the performance was in the middle of Amsterdam, amongst other large scale wireless microphone users like the Royal Theatre Carré.

The celebration was attended by the Royal Family and transmitted live on the Dutch public network NPO1.The entire show was executed without interferences or interruptions. More than thirty Dutch music artists performed on this final celebration. Amongst the performing artists were: Kovacs, Jeroen van der Boom, André Hazes Jr, Ellen ten Damme, Rowwen Hèze, Ruth Jacott and many more.