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

  • 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.
  • Monitor Views: Multiple channel strip arrangements can be stored in views and used to monitor a customized group of channels.

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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: 6.11.0

Release Date: 4/23/2015

New Features
  • Added Item Properties sidebar, enabling batch edits of devices and channels in the Inventory tab.
    • Stage parameter changes to multiple channels or devices in the Properties sidebar, and send them all at the same time.
    • Assign increasing numerical values to Device ID or Channel Name with “Auto-enumerate” 
  • The Coordination Workspace in the Frequency Coordination tab allows for the selection of subsets of Inventory channels to consider during Frequency Coordination.
    • Perform coordinations for subsets of channels to accomplish time or location based frequency coordination.
    • Bring frequencies in from the Inventory via “Select Frequencies from Inventory”.
    • Additional frequencies (including backup frequencies) can be added to the Coordination Workspace via “Request Additional Frequencies”. 
    • Drag and drop frequency markers in the plot view to reposition them (and their frequency values) in the spectrum.
    • Leverage Analysis results to keep compatible frequencies and only recalculate incompatible frequencies.
    • Review and adjust assignments of ranked frequencies to channels prior to deployment.
    • Save and recall coordinations with Coordination Workspace (.cws) files.
  • The Monitor Tab has been completely redesigned.
    • Channel strips have been redesigned to have a uniform layout, and can be customized with the Channel Strip Designer.
    • Condensed Metering displays RF and Audio meters as a single LED, for quick sign-of-life referencing.
    • Customize the arrangement of channel strips with “Auto”, “Free”, and “Snap” modes.
    • Resize channel strips for better visibility or emphasis of important channels.
    • Organize Channel Strips into Groups and Views.

 

Improvements

  • ULX-D receivers have the ability to disable Interference alerts.  This property can be set from the Properties Panel.
  • AXT610 Axient ShowLink Access Points now have the ability to be rebooted from Wireless Workbench 6.  This action can be triggered from the Properties Panel.
  • The selection of Group and Channel has been separated for more convenient selection of a particular group and channel value.
  • Tags are now managed from the Tag Manager dialog.  To access this view, select Tools > Manage Tags.
  • Zones are now managed from the Zone Manager dialog.  To access this view, select Tools > Manage Zones.
  • Added right sidebar to plot with controls to adjust plot view, adjust exclusion threshold, and control visibility of the inclusion/exclusion ranges considered by the calculator, including TV Channels, Additional Exclusions (those manually entered or generated from scan data), Inclusion Groups, and User Groups.
    • Assign different colors to exclusion/inclusion ranges by clicking on the color swab in the right sidebar and picking a different color.
    • Assign colors to Inclusion Groups in the Inclusion Lists dialog by right-clicking on a group and selecting “Assign Color”.  Inclusion Groups’ colors will be displayed as ranges on the plot view when selected in the plot’s right sidebar.
  • Default Gateway can now be specified for all networked Shure devices via the Properties Panel.
    • NOTE: Wireless Workbench 6 cannot control devices across subnets.  Default Gateway addressing permits device communication with Third Party Control Strings to traverse subnets.
  • Added full support to enable UHF-R transmitters to sync to AXT400 J receivers (including syncing of Custom Groups).
  • Added support to select “Inclusion Groups” in the Add New Device dialog.
  • Added support to handle frequency coordinations for PSM300 in terms of Groups and Channels.
  • Updated TV Data for Australia, Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands

 

Known Issues

  • 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.
  • When importing show files that contain a deployed frequency list, channels in that list with a custom equipment profile type will not be removed from the backups section of the Channel Summary dialog regardless of whether the custom profile is stored on the local machine's equipment profiles database.  The calculator will not be able to coordinate frequencies until all channels are removed from the backups section for which there is not a custom equipment profile.
  • Alerts logged when devices are 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

  • Requested backup frequencies from show files created with WWB 6.10 or earlier will not be imported after the show file conversion in WWB 6.11.
  • 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 6.8.0.40 through 6.11.0

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 811 kb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
Wireless Workbench 6 Quick Start Guide English PDF 1.54 mb

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