MXWAPT2 Access Point Transceiver

MXWAPT2 Access Point Transceiver

New Product — The two-channel MXWAPT2 uses automated frequency coordination to assign clean frequencies to wireless microphone transmitters.

  • Works with Microflex® Wireless and devices equipped with Dante™ digital networked audio
  • Allows power to the unit via a single Ethernet cable
  • Features AES 256-bit encryption for secure transmission and bi-directional wireless capabilities
  • Includes MXWAPT2, paint cover, mounting plate, USB memory stick, and user guide

Product Details

Features

MXWAPT2 features a lightweight, discreet design with a paintable cover to match interior room colors and blend into AV environments.

Features

  • Easy installation: Includes wall / ceiling mounting plate and connects to the system over single Ethernet cable (PoE compatible)
  • Plenum rated: Meets rigorous fire safety test standards for installation above drop ceiling tiles
  • Scalable configurations: Multiple units can be combined support configurations of up to 40 compatible channels (80 in Europe and select countries).
  • Bi-directional wireless: Provides return channel audio to wireless transmitters and enables real-time remote control of all wireless microphone settings 
  • Automated frequency coordination: Automatically scans available spectrum, coordinates clean frequency assignments, and moves channels away from unexpected interference
  • Dante digital networked audio: Transports low-latency digital audio received from wireless microphones over Cat5e cable to any other Dante-equipped device
  • Encrypted wireless: AES 256-bit encryption for secure transmission
  • Selectable output power: Optimize spectrum usage by selecting the appropriate wireless output power for the desired operating range
  • Diagnostic LEDs: LEDs offer easy visual reference to system activity and indicate power, wireless connection, and network audio status

 

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Software & Downloads

Brochures

File Language Type File Size
Microflex Wireless Brochure English PDF 2.92 mb

Specification Sheets

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

Firmware

Version

File Date Download Size
MXWAPT2 - Access Point Transceiver See release notes Posted May 17, 2017 Download PACK (7.75 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
MXWAPT2 - Access Point Transceiver See release notes Posted February 16, 2017 Download PACK (7.8 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
MXWAPT2 - Access Point Transceiver See release notes Posted July 06, 2016 Download PACK (7.8 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
MXWAPT2 - Access Point Transceiver See release notes Posted April 12, 2016 Download PACK (7.8 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. Seewww.shure.com/faq and search on 'packet bridge'.

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