Wireless Workbench 6 System Control Software

Shure Wireless Workbench® 6 software offers comprehensive control for networked Shure wireless systems. It provides a rich interface to manage every facet of a performance over the network, from pre-show planning to live performance monitoring.

New in 6.11.2

  • Wireless Workbench® 6.11.2 compatible for advanced coordination, monitoring and control; now features Site Survey tool for scanning frequencies in the 902-928 MHz ISM band.
  • Inventory batch edits: Settings and parameters can be modified for a group of devices or channels at the same time.
  • Coordination Workspace: Enables frequency calculations for subsets of wireless inventory before deployment.
  • Channel Strip Designer: Channel strips can be customized and arranged into various layouts.

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WWB6 is compatible with the Shure Axient® Wireless Management Network, UHF-R® Wireless Systems, ULX-D® Digital Wireless Systems, QLX-D™ Digital Wireless Systems, and PSM® 1000 Personal Monitoring Systems. 

System requirements: Windows 7 or 8, or Mac OS X 10.7 – 10.10.

Features

Inventory Management

  • Automatic discovery of networked Shure devices
  • Profiles for select third-party wireless devices included
  • Label, organize, and configure device parameters
  • Configure multiple wireless devices at once with batch edits

Frequency Coordination

  • Continuously scan from networked Shure scanning hardware
  • Frequency plot provides detailed visibility of usable spectrum
  • Use Coordination Workspace to analyze, calculate and deploy frequencies to inventory based on scan data
  • Prioritize and allocate spectrum for channels with Inclusion Groups
  • Assign compatible frequencies to networked Shure wireless devices

Live Monitoring

  • Real-time audio, RF, and battery metering per channel
  • Channel strip designer allows for customization of viewable settings
  • Configure and store multiple channel strip arrangements
  • Configurable interference and hardware alerts

 

Version: 6.11.2

Release Date: 7/29/2015

New Features
  • Added Site Survey (902 - 928 MHz) Utility, which utilizes ISM-band devices to capture long-term scans and generates processed scan data, tailored specifically for coordination in this spectrum.  Access this utility by selecting Tools > Site Survey (902 - 928 MHz).
    • This utility is designed to use an ISM-band Shure receiver to assess whether a particular venue is well suited for ISM-band operation of fixed frequency microphone systems.
    • This utility includes the “Usability Report”, which runs sample calculations and reports an approximate number of usable channels in the ISM band.
    • For more information, consult the WWB6 Help System.

 

Improvements

  • Added support for new ULX-D bands in the ISM range: X52, X53, X54.
  • Added support for new BLX bands: H9, H10.
  • Fixed bugs regarding deleting frequencies in the Coordination Workspace, and enabled deleting frequencies with the “Backspace” key as well as the “Delete” key.
  • Fixed TV Data for Italy and the Netherlands.
  • Fixed bug that would hide channel markers (from Inventory) in the Frequency Plot.
  • Fixed bug that would prevent scanning with MW4 receivers.

Known Issues

  • If you are running the Mac OS X Yosemite Operating System, be sure to run version 10.10.4 or later.  Earlier beta versions of the Operating System are not supported.
  • On Macs, when users open show files and launch the Frequency Analysis dialog (by checking the checkbox and pressing “Analyze”), the Frequency Coordination tab may stop responding to keyboard inputs (for example, editing or deleting frequencies with the keyboard).  To work around this issue, select another tab in the application (e.g.: Inventory or Monitor) and then reselect the Frequency Coordination tab.
  • SLX and ULX frequencies in Master List mode cannot be manually entered in the Coordination Workspace.  They can, however, be coordinated and analyzed.
  • When scanning with AXT400 receivers, the Band Preset value in the Live Scan Settings dialog does not always stay in sync with the currently selected band of the receiver.  The Band Preset can be manually changed to scan any supported range.
  • Alerts logged when devices first come online may list device parameters and their values as they are being discovered even though the parameter values themselves have not changed.

Notes

  • In order to monitor and control networked devices, you must be connected to the same subnet. Cross-subnet connections to a network of gear are not supported.
  • Tags that have been added to a show file but are not assigned to any devices are not saved within the show file.
  • Opening show files created with older versions of Wireless Workbench may result in the Settings Conflicts dialog opening once the file has loaded. This is due to newly supported hardware parameters that have been introduced with updated firmware versions. To maintain all settings from the show file, select "Keep all settings from: Wireless Workbench".
  • On machines running Windows 7, Wireless Workbench will not be able to discover devices when the machine has fallen back to its 169.254.xxx.yyy fallback IP address, regardless of the IP addressing of the connected Shure devices.  To address this, perform one of the following:
    • Insert a DHCP server onto your network and set your machine and Shure devices to accept automatic IP addressing.
    • Statically assign your machine's IP address to the 169.254.xxx.yyy fallback subnet with a different IP address than the one it fell back to originally.

View a history of release notes from version 6.9.0.45 through 6.11.2

Software & Downloads

Brochures

File Language Type File Size
Axient Wireless Brochure English PDF 527 kb
PSM 900 & PSM 1000 Brochure English PDF 972 kb
QLX-D Digital Wireless Brochure English PDF 578 kb
UHF-R Brochure English PDF 581 kb
ULX-D Brochure English PDF 1.17 mb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
Wireless Workbench 6 Quick Start Guide English PDF 1.72 mb

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