ULXD1 Wireless Bodypack Transmitter

ULXD1 Wireless Bodypack Transmitter

Up to 12 hours of use with rechargeable battery. 330 ft (100 m) operating range. TA4M version now available. LEMO3 version available Summer 2016.

From $445

Product Details

Features

The ULXD1 is a wireless bodypack transmitter compatible with ULX-D® Digital Wireless Systems.

With a rugged yet lightweight aluminum case, the ULXD1 delivers uncompromising audio quality and RF performance, AES 256-bit encryption for secure transmission, and advanced rechargeability options for professional sound reinforcement applications.

Note: When purchasing separate wireless components, please match their frequency bands to ensure proper system operation.

Features

  • AES 256-bit encryption for applications requiring secure data transmission
  • Proprietary Shure Gain Ranging optimizes the system’s dynamic range for any input source, eliminating the need for transmitter gain adjustments
  • Optional Shure SB900 lithium-ion rechargeable battery provides over 11  hours of battery life, precision metering in hours and minutes, and zero memory effect
  • External charging contacts for docked charging (with the SBC200 Dual Docking Charger)
  • Backlit LCD with easy to navigate menu and controls
  • Rugged metal construction
  • Detachable ¼ wave antenna
  • Frequency and power lockout
Model Line
Applications

Available Options

ULXD1 Bodypack transmitter with TA4M connector.
ULXD1-LEMO3 Bodypack transmitter with LEMO connector. Available Summer 2016.

FCC Consumer Alert (U.S.)

Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change.

For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC’s wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones.

Specifications
Weight 142 g (5.0 oz.), without batteries

Additional specifications are available in the user guide.

Software & Downloads

Brochures

File Language Type File Size
ULX-D Brochure English PDF 1.17 mb

User Guides

File Language Type File Size
ULX-D Dual & Quad Wireless User Guide English PDF 4.04 mb
ULX-D Single Wireless User Guide English PDF 5.2 mb

Firmware

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitters (1.7.34) See release notes

Posted December 10, 2015

RECOMMENDATION

Update all ULX-D devices in a configuration to the same firmware version

IMPROVEMENT

  • Added new frequency band Z16 (1240 – 1260 MHz) for Japan

NOTES

  • Fixed bug relating to encryption mismatch conditions.
  • Fixed IR LED behavior when firmware updating transmitters.
  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR.  After the receiver is updated, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE
    2. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter
    3. Press ENTER.
  • When updating transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive.  If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, resolve the issue by following these steps:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired transmitter firmware (1.6.6 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.6 or the latest version via IR menu. From the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter and then press ENTER.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.6 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.7.34:
    • QLX-D receiver 1.0.15
    • UHF-R receiver 1.171
    • PSM1000 Transmitter 1.3.12

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitters (1.6.11) See release notes

Posted October 20, 2015

 

NEW FEATURE

  • ULXD4, ULXD4D, and ULXD4Q receivers can now power two UA864 antennas in parallel per receiver input for a total of four antennas. To view an example of a similar setup, with different antennas, see the FAQ: Antenna Distribution – 2 Rooms, 4 Antennas, which also includes information on how to modify the UA221 passive antenna accessory.

NOTES

  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR. After the receiver is updated, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE
    2. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter
    3. Press ENTER.
  • When updating transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive. If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, resolve the issue by following these steps:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired transmitter firmware (1.6.6 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.6 or the latest version via IR menu. From the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter and then press ENTER.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.6 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.6.11:
    • QLX-D receiver 1.0.15
    • UHF-R receiver 1.171
    • PSM1000 Transmitter 1.3.12

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitters (1.6.10) See release notes

Posted July 09, 2015

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added new frequency bands:
    • Americas (except Brazil): X52: 902-928 MHz
    • Brazil: X53: 902-907.5, 915-928 MHz
    • Australia: X54: 915-928 MHz

NOTES

  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR. After the receiver is updated, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE
    2. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter
    3. Press ENTER.
  • When updating transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.7 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive. If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, resolve the issue by following these steps:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired transmitter firmware (1.6.7 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.7 or the latest version via IR menu. From the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter and then press ENTER.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.7 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.6.10:
    • QLX-D receiver 1.0.15
    • UHF-R receiver 1.171
    • PSM1000 Transmitter 1.3.12

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitters (1.6.7) See release notes

Posted May 29, 2015

NOTES

  • When updating Transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.7 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive.  If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, please follow the steps below to resolve the issue:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired Transmitter firmware (1.6.7 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.7 or the latest version via IR menu on the receiver by selecting Device Utilities > TX FW Update and aligning the infrared ports with the transmitter before selecting ‘ENTER’.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.7 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.6.7:
    • ULX-D ULXD1/2 Transmitters and ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q Receivers 1.5.6
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.171
    • PSM1000 P10T Transmitters: 1.3.12
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.3

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitters (1.6.6) See release notes

Posted February 04, 2015

NOTES

  • When updating Transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive.  If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, please follow the steps below to resolve the issue:
    • Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired Transmitter firmware (1.6.6 or latest version).
    • Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.6 or the latest version via IR menu on the receiver by selecting Device Utilities > TX FW Update and aligning the infrared ports with the transmitter before selecting ‘ENTER’.
    • Upgrade receiver to 1.6.6 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.6.6:
    • ULX-D ULXD1/2 Transmitters and ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q Receivers 1.5.6
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.171
    • PSM1000 P10T Transmitters: 1.3.12
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.3

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitters (1.5.6) See release notes

Posted June 25, 2014

NEW FEATURES

  • ULX-D/QLX-D Interoperability support.  This release is required to support using ULX-D transmitters with QLX-D receivers.  The following limitations apply:
    • QLX-D transmitters must be manually tuned to the same frequency as ULX-D receivers.
    • Encryption must be disabled on both systems.
    • QLX-D will not display transmitter type, but Wireless Workbench 6 will display the transmitter type as ULXD1/ULXD2.

NOTES

  • After updating the ULXD4 Single Receiver the user is required to reset the unit to Default Settings (DEVICE UTILITIES/SYSTEM RESET/RESTORE/DEFAULT SETTINGS).
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.5.6:
    • ULX-D ULXD1/2 Transmitters and ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q Receivers 1.5.6
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.171
    • PSM1000 P10T Transmitters: 1.3.12
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.0

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitters (1.4.14) See release notes

Posted January 30, 2014

NOTES

  • After updating the ULXD4 Single Receiver the user is required to reset the unit to Default Settings (DEVICE UTILITIES/SYSTEM RESET/RESTORE/DEFAULT SETTINGS).
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.4.14:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.4.14
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.4.14
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.168
    • PSM1000 Transmitters: 1.3.9
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.14.6
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.9.0

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitters (1.4.8) See release notes

Posted December 09, 2013

NOTES

  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR.  After updating the receiver, select Device Utilities>TX FW Update> from the receiver menu and align the infrared ports with the transmitter before selecting ‘ENTER’. 
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.4.8:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.4.8
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.4.8
    • UHF-R Receivers: 1.168
    • PSM1000 Transmitters: 1.3.9
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.13.5
    • Wireless Workbench 6 Beta version 6.8.1

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitters (1.3.6) See release notes

Posted July 03, 2013

NEW FEATURES

  • Transmitter "Mute Mode"
    • A mode that changes the functionality of transmitter power switch from "power on/off" to "mute on/off".  This feature is enabled/disabled through the transmitter menu, within the UTILITIES section of the menu structure.  This functionality as also been added to the IR PRESETS list.
    • Transmitters will communicate via the side channel when/if Mute Mode has been engaged (displayed in Wireless Workbench) and when/if the transmitter has been muted (displayed in Wireless Workbench and the receiver).

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added support for the X51 frequency band for use in Korea
  • Minor UI text changes for consistency across wireless lines and in Wireless Workbench.

NOTES

  • After updating a ULX-D transmitter from any firmware version to 1.3.6, the transmitter will factory reset itself automatically.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.3.6:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.3.6
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.3.6
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.10.2
    • Wireless Workbench 6 Beta version 6.6.1

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitters (1.2.14) See release notes

Posted July 09, 2012

NEW FEATURES

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Extended control of several parameters within Wireless Workbench, including Frequency Diversity Bodypack Source Indication (for ULX-D Dual and Quad receivers only)
  • Various system and component bug fixes and improvements

NOTES

  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.2.14:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.2.14
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.2.14
    • Wireless Workbench 6 Beta version 6.4.0

ULXD1/2 - Wireless Transmitters (1.0.3)

Posted April 25, 2012
900 MHz ISM

ULXD1/2 - 900 MHz ISM Wireless Transmitter (1.6.10) See release notes

Posted August 10, 2015

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added new frequency bands:
    • Americas (except Brazil): X52: 902-928 MHz
    • Brazil: X53: 902-907.5, 915-928 MHz
    • Australia: X54: 915-928 MHz

NOTES

  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR. After the receiver is updated, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE
    2. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter
    3. Press ENTER.
  • When updating transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.7 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive. If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, resolve the issue by following these steps:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired transmitter firmware (1.6.7 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.7 or the latest version via IR menu. From the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter and then press ENTER.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.7 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.6.10:
    • QLX-D receiver 1.0.15
    • UHF-R receiver 1.171
    • PSM1000 Transmitter 1.3.12

ULXD1/2 - 900 MHz ISM Wireless Transmitter (1.6.11) See release notes

Posted October 20, 2015

NEW FEATURE

  • ULXD4, ULXD4D, and ULXD4Q receivers can now power two UA864 antennas in parallel per receiver input for a total of four antennas. To view an example of a similar setup, with different antennas, see the FAQ: Antenna Distribution – 2 Rooms, 4 Antennas, which also includes information on how to modify the UA221 passive antenna accessory.

NOTES

  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR. After the receiver is updated, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE
    2. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter
    3. Press ENTER.
  • When updating transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive. If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, resolve the issue by following these steps:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired transmitter firmware (1.6.6 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.6 or the latest version via IR menu. From the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter and then press ENTER.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.6 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.6.11:
    • QLX-D receiver 1.0.15
    • UHF-R receiver 1.171
    • PSM1000 Transmitter 1.3.12

ULXD1/2 - 900 MHz ISM Wireless Transmitter (1.7.34) See release notes

Posted December 10, 2015

IMPROVEMENT

  • Added new frequency band Z16 (1240 – 1260 MHz) for Japan

NOTES

  • Fixed bug relating to encryption mismatch conditions.
  • Fixed IR LED behavior when firmware updating transmitters.
  • Transmitters to be used with receivers must be updated via IR.  After the receiver is updated, follow these steps:
    1. Go to the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE
    2. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter
    3. Press ENTER.
  • When updating transmitter firmware via IR sync, please use caution to not lose IR connection, as it’s possible in rare occasions for upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later to cause transmitters to temporarily become non-responsive.  If the update fails and the unit is non-responsive, resolve the issue by following these steps:
    1. Using the Shure Update Utility, downgrade the firmware for the ULXD4/ULXD4D/ULXD4Q Receiver to 1.5.6 AND keep the desired transmitter firmware (1.6.6 or latest version).
    2. Update the transmitter firmware to 1.6.6 or the latest version via IR menu. From the receiver menu: DEVICE UTILITIES > TX FW UPDATE. Align the infrared ports with the transmitter and then press ENTER.
    3. Upgrade receiver to 1.6.6 or latest version.
  • For operation of ULX-D devices with other Shure networked systems, see the following list of minimum firmware versions that are supported with ULX-D version 1.7.34:
    • QLX-D receiver 1.0.15
    • UHF-R receiver 1.171
    • PSM1000 Transmitter 1.3.12

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