Microflex Wireless Microphone Solutions for Enterprise-Scale AV Environments

Microflex Wireless Microphone Solutions for Enterprise-Scale AV Environments

Microflex® Wireless provides elegant solutions for managing vivid, lifelike sound in AV conferencing environments from custom boardrooms to networked enterprises.

  • Transmitter form factors include handheld, bodypack, boundary and gooseneck
  • Power options include Shure rechargeable batteries, docking station, and USB chargers
  • Components are accessible over Ethernet with Microflex Wireless Control Software or third-party control systems
  • Dante™ networking transports digital audio from wireless microphones over Ethernet to other Dante-equipped devices

System Details

Microflex Wireless extends the reach of team resources for AV and IT professionals by bringing modern design, lifelike sound, and networked controls to signature boardrooms and AV conferencing environments that require high-quality, low-profile condenser microphones.

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Features

Premium Conferencing Audio for Elite Boardrooms

  • Vivid, lifelike sound: Microflex microphone elements flawlessly capture full-range audio for clear, detailed communication
  • Versatile microphone selection: Wireless boundary, gooseneck, bodypack, and handheld models are available to fit any conferencing application
  • Discreet designs: With elegant aesthetics and a low-profile footprint, Microflex Wireless systems are designed to install easily and disappear into AV environments
  • Scalable solutions: 4- and 8-channel systems can be combined to support configurations of up to 40 compatible channels (80 in Europe and select countries). Adjustable power limits enable additional channels to operate in separate rooms. Subnet scalability/size: Up to 20 APT4 or APT8 devices per subnet*  

*VLANs can be deployed to increase this number. Contact Shure Systems Support at systemssupport@shure.com for details.

Networked Digital Wireless for Enterprise-Scale Environments

  • Dante digital audio networking: Integrated solution transports low-latency, uncompressed audio over standard Ethernet networks
  • Ethernet connectivity: All Microflex Wireless networking components connect via Cat5e cable for simplified installation
  • Corporate network ready: Connect to corporate networks and third-party control systems using standard networking protocols for remote management and campus-wide implementation
  • Microflex Wireless Control Software: Browser-based control software offers comprehensive remote monitoring and control of all settings and status parameters over the web, a corporate network or an AV local area network. Access the software via the Shure Web Device Discovery Application
  • Control system compatible: Third-party control and automation systems (AMX®, Crestron®) are fully compatible with Microflex Wireless, enabling the creation of custom interfaces on touchscreen panels 

Intelligent Performance, Simplified Setup & Operation

  • Advanced rechargeable power management: Smart lithium-ion rechargeable batteries deliver up to 8 hours of continuous use, enable remote status monitoring while in the charger and provide remaining runtime in hours and minutes while in use via networked control systems
  • Automated frequency coordination: Microflex Wireless systems actively scan the available spectrum and coordinate clean, compatible frequencies for every microphone channel.  While in use, systems automatically move away from unexpected interference
  • Encrypted wireless: Audio transmission is protected by AES-256 encryption, the same secure standard used in top government applications 
  • Selectable transmit power: Select the appropriate wireless output power per room to optimize spectrum usage, range and battery life

A Trusted Shure Experience

  • Wireless expertise: Microflex Wireless embodies the robust performance and reliability of other globally renowned Shure wireless systems
  • Trusted audio: Microflex Wireless transmitters use the same signature microphone elements as Microflex wired microphones seen in conferencing applications worldwide
  • CommShield® Technology: All Microflex microphones feature this patented technology, which guards against unwanted radio interference from consumer wireless devices (read the CommShield white paper
 
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Version 4.0.6

Release Date: 4/12/2016

These release notes cover the following models:

  • MXWNCS2/4/8 Networked Chargers
  • MXWANI4/8 Audio Network Interfaces
  • MXWAPT2/4/8 Access Point Transceivers
  • MXW1/2/6/8 Wireless Microphones

New Features

  • 2-Channel System: Support for new models MXAPT2 and MXWNCS2. Update all MXW components in a configuration to the same firmware version to ensure compatibility.
  • Pair a Spare: Create MXW microphone sets by linking two MXW microphones to the same APT channel slot. Link a bodypack and handheld to the same channel and allow the presenter to select between the two options. Link two of the same microphone types to the same channel to have a back-up microphone ready. The microphone that is powered first on a given channel will exclusively occupy the RF/audio channel. To use the feature, go to the browser-based interface for the MXWAPT. To set a group command for all channels, select Link All Primary or Link All Secondary from the Configuration tab. To set a command for a single channel, go the Monitor tab.
  • Remote Pairing: Link an MXW microphone to any MXW access point on a network, including across subnets. Custom control system programming is required and details are available at MXW Creston/AMX Control Strings.
  • Battery Cycle Count Reset: Reset the charge cycle count of a microphone after a new battery has been inserted. To reset the cycle count, place the microphone in an MXW charger and hold down the mute button for 10 seconds. The microphone’s LED will flash to reset and the user must log in to the MXWAPT web UI to confirm the cycle count is zero.

Improvements

  • Energy efficiency of MXWNSC chargers. Select the Energy Efficient mode in the charger’s device properties. This option must be selected separately for each charger. The LED on the charger will change from being all lit to only the highest charge lit.
  • Link/Unlink button is now available on each channel of the MXWAPT web UI.
  • When using an MXWAPT with a third-party Dante device, e.g. a Dante DSP, the third-party device can now obtain the MXWAPT Control IP Address through a data channel on the Dante Network, allowing greater flexibility in network architecture and setup when dealing with multiple interfaces.
  • Push MXW channel names to Dante channel names to synchronize name sets between an MXW system and a third-party Dante device.
  • Ensures transmitter upgrades and downgrades.

Known Issues

  • If the SCM820 automatic mixer is selected as the Audio Output Device for automatic routing of APT audio channels, ensure that the SCM820 firmware version is higher than version 1.2.3. Alternatively, use Dante Controller software to route the channels. For a free Dante routing and diagnostic tool, see Audinate.com.
  • Transmitters may fail to update if they are on a firmware version that is lower than the firmware version on the charger that they are docked on. To properly update transmitters, ensure transmitters are docked on chargers with firmware version 4.0.6. 

Notes

  • For operation of MXW devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum software and firmware versions that are supported with MXW version 4.0.6:
  • Dante Packet Bridge Support: A third-party Dante device (e.g. a Dante DSP) used with the MXWAPT can now obtain the MXWAPT Control IP Address through a data channel on the Dante Network, allowing greater flexibility in network architecture and setup with multiple interfaces. See www.shure.com/faq and search on 'packet bridge'.

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Microflex Wireless Brochure English PDF 2.92 mb

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Microflex Wireless CAD Drawing English ZIP 2.3 mb

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Microflex Wireless Specification Sheet English PDF 1.04 mb
Microflex Wireless Specification Sheet English PDF 1.04 mb

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Microflex Wireless User Guide English PDF 6.51 mb

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