Product Details

Features

The MXWANI4 enables easy out-of-the-box system setup with no additional networking hardware required. With per-channel analog outputs, it is the central point for connecting and distributing Microflex Wireless systems and the Microflex Advance MXA310 Table Array to conference room AV networks.

(Only if analog outputs are needed. If using Dante for routing audio, then the MXWANI4 or 8 is not needed.)

Features

  • Four-port gigabit switch: Optimized port configurations for connection to the access point transceiver and networked charging stations, third-party control systems, and corporate networks
  • Ethernet connectivity: Send audio and control signals over long cable runs of up to 300 feet or anywhere over a corporate network
  • Power over Ethernet: Port 1 of the rear panel switch supplies power over Ethernet to the access point transceiver (APT) or MXA310 for simplified installation
  • Corporate uplink mode: Link to the corporate network for remote control of system settings while keeping audio off the network for security and to reduce bandwidth
  • Front panel controls: Mute or solo channels and set input / output levels easily from the front panel
  • PC / Mac software control: Access the Microflex Wireless Control Software from a networked computer for input / output levels and port configuration
  • Dante™ networking: Transports low-latency digital audio received from wireless microphones over Ethernet to any other Dante-equipped device
  • Headphone output: Solo audio signal on any channel
Applications

Software & Downloads

Brochures

File Language Type File Size
Microflex Wireless Brochure English PDF 1.28 mb

CAD Drawings

File Language Type File Size
MXWANI4 CAD File English ZIP 625 kb

Specification Sheets

File Language Type File Size
Microflex Wireless Specification Sheet English PDF 1.73 mb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
Microflex Wireless User Guide

Firmware

To install firmware for this product, Shure Update Utility is required. For more information, reference the Quick Start Guide for Shure Update Utility.

Version

File Date Download Size
MXWANI4 - Audio Network Interface See release notes Posted October 30, 2018 Download PACK (5.36 mb)

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

Bug Fixes

  • When an interfering DECT device is transmitting nearby an MXW Access Point, the Access point may occasionally drop the connection to microphones 1-4. To recover mic connectivity, reset the Access Point.
    • Examples of interfering DECT devices are other MXW Access Points that are not on the same subnet as the affected Access point; however, in many cases, the interfering DECT devices are wireless headsets for wired desk telephones.
  • MXW microphones intermittently drop off the Monitor status screen and their LED turns from green to flashing red for 10 to 30 seconds before recovering back to green, and then recovering their status activity on the Monitor screen. This may occur in environments with large reflective surfaces, such as windows, large LED monitors, and auditoriums with high walls and ceilings. These environments introduce RF reflections that interfere with the heartbeat signal from an MXW Access Point to a microphone. Microphones overcompensate for the interference and lose connectivity with the Access Point, restarting the scan process (seen as a red blinking LED) to find a valid Access Point signal.

Known Issue

  • SystemOn 3.0.1 is compatible with MXW 6.0.3, but will incorrectly warn “Check system requirements, your current firmware version may not be confirmed compatible.”

Notes

  • To operate MXW version 6.0.3 with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum software and firmware versions:
    • SCM820 1.3.3
    • Shure Web Device Discovery 1.2
    • Shure Update Utility 2.4.3
    • SystemOn 3.0.1
File Date Download Size
MXWANI4 - Audio Network Interface See release notes Posted June 13, 2018 Download PACK (5.36 mb)

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 Feature

  • AES67 support on MXW Access Points (MXWAPT) and MXW Audio Network Interfaces (MXWANI)

Improvements

  • Notifications added to the MXW control software to inform you when a firmware update via Shure Update Utility is recommended.

Bug Fixes

  • For MXW installations across multiple subnets managed by SystemOn, MXWNCS chargers discover only four microphones on the MXWNCS8 charger even though there are more than four.
  • MXW Control Software doesn't show an "Unlink" button on the Monitor tab when microphones are powered off or out of range, or when networked chargers are offline.
  • Microphones already linked to an Access Point can't link to a different Access Point without first unlinking.
  • After microphones are removed from a charger, active microphones take several minutes to appear on SystemOn and trigger false notifications.
  • Status update stops on the Scanning Session display when changes are made to the Channel Density mode (Standard to High, or High to Standard) or to the RF Coordination mode (A to B, or B to A) during a spectrum scan.
  • MXWAPT firmware updates may fail after repeated attempts using the Shure Update Utility.
    • Note: Please contact Shure Support to replace an affected MXWAPT.
  • Due to factory programming error, MXWAPT4 and MXWAPT2 access points shipped from October 2017 through March 2018 may incur frequent erratic microphone behavior indicated by a constant red blinking LED on the microphones, even when the microphones are well within range of the access point.
  • During Spectrum Scan, modifying MXWAPT configuration settings can put the device in a non-deterministic state. If configuration settings are modified during Spectrum Scan, MXWAPT must be rebooted.

Known Issues

  • When an interfering DECT device is transmitting nearby an MXWAPT, the Access Point may occasionally drop the connection to mics 1-4. To recover mic connectivity, you can reset the MXWAPT. Examples of interfering DECT devices are other MXWAPT devices that are not on the same subnet as the affected MXWAPT; however, in many cases, the interfering DECT devices are wireless headsets for wired telephones on desks.
  • SystemOn 3.0.1 incorrectly warns "Check system requirements, your current firmware version may not be confirmed compatible".

Notes

  • Crestron/AMX Control Strings
  • Quick Start Guide
  • User Guide
  • To operate MXW version 5.2.2 with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum software and firmware versions:
    • SCM820 1.3.3
    • Shure Web Device Discovery 1.2
    • Shure Update Utility 2.4.2
    • SystemOn 3.0.1
File Date Download Size
MXWANI4 - Audio Network Interface See release notes Posted October 16, 2017 Download PACK (4.92 mb)

Improvements

  • Fixed an issue on the MXWANI control software that prevented channels name changes that were more than 12 characters.
  • .svn files removed from the HTML directories of MXWANI4/8.

Known Issues

  • During Spectrum Scan, modifying MXWAPT configuration settings can put the device in a non-deterministic state. If configuration settings are modified during Spectrum Scan, MXWAPT must be rebooted.
  • Microflex Wireless 5.1.26 is not supported by SystemOn version 3.0.

Notes

  • Microflex Wireless firmware version 5.1.26 does not support AES67.
  • To operate MXW version 5.1.26 with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum software and firmware versions:
File Date Download Size
MXWANI4 - Audio Network Interface See release notes Posted May 17, 2017 Download PACK (4.92 mb)

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

  • High Density (HD) mode doubles the number of channels available in standard mode, with minor changes to some system features, for better system performance the presence of interference from neighboring DECT wireless devices.
  • PHS Detection and Exclusion is a new feature for Microflex Wireless installations in Japan. PHS is a mobile phone technology that shares frequency spectrum with the JDECT band used by Microflex Wireless. The new PHS Detection and Exclusion capabilities allow the MXW microphones and MXWAPTs to avoid PHS interference and deliver a consistent, reliable audio experience.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • MXW Networked Charging Stations are consistently discovered by the Shure Update Utility in order to receive firmware updates.
  • MXW devices now correctly format DHCP requests.
  • MXWAPT2 devices are now discovered by the Shure Web Device Discovery app after they are rebooted or reset to their factory defaults by a Dante controller.
  • MXWAPT and microphone wireless connection management enhancements added to deliver a consistent audio experience as mics approach the edge of a coverage area.
  • Additional MXWAPT event logging to troubleshoot complex systems.
  • Fixed an intermittent issue when MXW microphones undocked from a MXW Networked Charging Station did not start in unmuted mode when it was set to start in unmuted mode.
  • MXWAPT interference detection enhanced to better recover and maintain wireless connections to microphones when other DECT devices are present.
  • Enhanced MXWAPT task management and messaging queue procedures to fix unexpected behavior, such as blank Audio/RF meters and intermittent microphone connectivity, when microphones are repeatedly docked/undocked in a Crestron/AMX system.
  • When changing Mute Preferences for an MXWAPT, the Active/Mute LED now correctly applies the corresponding settings.
  • Fixed an intermittent issue when linked MXW microphones didn't reconnect with an MXWAPT after it exited Scan mode.
  • MXW Control Software
    • A reboot option is added to MXWAPT Device Properties.
    • Users will see a warning message when modifying RF Coordination Mode so they are aware of possible interference between devices or the potential impact on MXW microphone performance.
    • Spectrum Scanner accurately displays graphs and font sizes for all languages.
    • Duplicating Dante Channel names prevented on MXWAPT devices.
    • Invalid characters in Channel Names prevented on MXWANI devices.
    • Button and label text truncation improved for all languages.

KNOWN ISSUES

  • During Spectrum Scan, modifying MXWAPT configuration settings can put the device in a non-deterministic state. If configuration settings are modified during Spectrum Scan, MXWAPT must be rebooted.
  • Microflex Wireless 5.1.23 is not supported by SystemOn version 2.1.

NOTES

  • Microflex Wireless firmware version 5.1.23 does not support AES67.
  • 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. Learn more
  • For operation of MXW version 5.1.23 with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum software and firmware versions:
File Date Download Size
MXWANI4 - Audio Network Interface See release notes Posted February 16, 2017 Download PACK (4.92 mb)

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

IMPROVEMENT

  • Fixed an intermittent issue in versions 4.0.6-7 where wireless microphones unexpectedly un-pair from their assigned MXWAPT channels.

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 1.3.3 or higher. 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 or higher.

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'.
File Date Download Size
MXWANI4 - Audio Network Interface See release notes Posted July 06, 2016 Download PACK (4.92 mb)

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

IMPROVEMENT

  • Added new frequency band Z14 (1910-1920 MHz) for Brazil

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. Seewww.shure.com/faq and search on 'packet bridge'.
File Date Download Size
MXWANI4 - Audio Network Interface See release notes Posted April 12, 2016 Download PACK (4.92 mb)

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'.
File Date Download Size
MXWANI4 - Audio Network Interface See release notes Posted May 29, 2015 Download PACK (4.91 mb)

These release notes cover the following models:

  • MXWNCS4/8 Networked Chargers
  • MXWANI4/8 Audio Network Interfaces
  • MXWAPT4/8 Access Point Transceivers
  • MXW1/2/6/8 Wireless Microphones

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Fixed an MXW Access Point Transceiver Bug related to a port scanning protocol that caused MXW devices to require a power cycle to return to normal operation.

KNOWN ISSUES

  • Transmitters will fail to update when updated through a charger (MXWNCS) running a different firmware version than the transmitters. In order to properly update transmitters, follow these steps:
    1. Ensure that the charger’s firmware version matches the current transmitter firmware version. NOTE: This may require a firmware downgrade of the charger’s firmware, which can be performed using the Shure Update Utility.
    2. Update the firmware of the transmitters only (NOT the charger) to the latest available version.
    3. Update the firmware of the charger to the latest available version.

NOTES

  • SCM820 is compatible with, but unaffected by 3.1
File Date Download Size
MXWANI4 - Audio Network Interface See release notes Posted December 19, 2014 Download PACK (4.91 mb)

Release Date: 12/19/2014

These release notes cover the following models:

  • MXWNCS4/8 Networked Chargers
  • MXWANI4/8 Audio Network Interfaces
  • MXWAPT4/8 Access Point Transceivers
  • MXW1/2/6/8 Wireless Microphones

NEW FEATURES

  • Lock Configuration – Enables more MXW devices to operate on the same subnet. When a configuration is locked it reduces overall network communication with devices outside of the configuration. This reduction in network traffic dramatically increases the overall number of MXW devices that can coexist on the same subnet. It is recommended that all users lock their configurations after setup to optimize system performance.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Fixed Spectrum Scanner display bug introduced in 2.0.5. Current scan results are now shown immediately.
  • Stability improvements for Audio Network Interfaces.

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 3.0.2:
    • SCM820-DAN 1.1.21
    • Shure Web Device Discovery 1.0.15
    • Shure Update Utility 2.1.1
File Date Download Size
MXWANI4 - Audio Network Interface See release notes Posted September 22, 2014 Download PACK (4.91 mb)

These release notes cover the following models:

  • MXWNCS4/8
  • MXWANI4/8
  • MXWAPT4/8

NEW FEATURES

  • Added new frequency band SKUs for Japan and Taiwan
  • Added the ability to remotely identify a microphone without beeping the mic’s alarm

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Moved the device IP Address Setting to the Utility Page, and enabled all IP edits to be batched.
  • Fixed the compatibility issue with Mavericks “timing out” the MXWAPT GUI.
  • Changed Factory reset button location to each individual device’s edit pop-up window.
  • Updated the MXW Charger to be discoverable by the Shure Discovery Application 1.0.11 or higher

KNOWN ISSUES

  • There may be issues staying connected to the GUI while using Safari on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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 2.0.5:
    • SCM820-DAN 1.1.211
    • Shure Web Device Discovery 1.0.11
File Date Download Size
MXWANI4 - Audio Network Interface See release notes Posted May 21, 2014 Download PACK (4.86 mb)

IMPORTANT: Version 1.2.8 is a recommended patch release to fix a long-run-time bug.

These release notes cover the following models:

  • MXWNCS4/8
  • MXWANI4/8
  • MXWAPT4/8

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Fixed bug regarding lost GUI connection with other MXW networked devices after running for > 24 days.

KNOWN ISSUES

  • There may be issues staying connected to the GUI while using Safari on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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 1.2.8:
    • SCM820-DAN 1.0.11
    • Shure Web Device Discovery 1.0.8
File Date Download Size
MXWANI4 - Audio Network Interface See release notes Posted October 14, 2013 Download PACK (4.85 mb)

IMPORTANT: Version 1.2.5 introduces new MXW components and system functionality (details below). All MXW components must be updated to Version 1.2.5 for the MXW system to take advantage of the new features and overall system functionality.

Mixed use of MXW component versions is not supported and may result in minor loss of functionality.

These release notes cover the following models:

  • MXW1/6/8
  • MXWANI4/8
  • MXWAPT4/8
  • MXWNCS4/8

NEW FEATURES

  • Support for the MXW1 Bodypack Microphone
    • Includes two separate gain controls (Internal and External)
    • The Bodypack's Auto switchover feature has been tested and verified with the following microphones:
      • Countryman E6
      • MX150 B/O-TQG
      • PG30TQG
      • WBH53B
      • WL185
      • WL93
    • The Auto setting does NOT function with the following microphones, please set the Bodypack Mic Source to External when using them:
      • Countryman E2
      • MX153 B/O-TQG
  • Decreased power consumption of microphones in Standby Mode, allowing the microphones to remain in Standby longer
  • Improved Spectrum Scanning channel estimates
  • Improved accuracy of Battery time to empty when in Standby
  • Bug fixes

KNOWN ISSUES

  • MXW2 is not supported in 1.2.5
  • GUI connectivity issues may arrise with systems that have been powered on and running continuously for ~20 consecutive days. Power-cycle the system to reinitialize communication. Audio and RF performance are not affected.

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 1.2.5:
    • SCM820-DAN 1.0.11
    • Shure Web Device Discovery 1.0.8
File Date Download Size
MXWANI4 - Audio Network Interface See release notes Posted July 03, 2013 Download PACK (4.84 mb)

These release notes cover the following models:

  • MXW6/8
  • MXWANI4/8
  • MXWAPT4/8
  • MXWNCS4/8

NEW FEATURES

  • Initial Release

KNOWN ISSUES

  • MXW1, MXW2 are not supported in 1.1.9
  • Users may see large fluctuations in Battery time while in Standby Mode
  • GUI connectivity issues may arrise with systems that have been powered on and running continuously for ~20 consecutive days. Power-cycle the system to reinitialize communication. Audio and RF performance are not affected.

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 1.1.9:
    • SCM820-DAN 1.0.11
    • Shure Web Device Discovery 1.0.8

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