ULXD4Q Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver

ULXD4Q Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver

Four channels of uncompromising audio quality, RF signal stability, and advanced setup features in a space-efficient single rack unit.

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Product Details

Features

The Shure ULXD4Q Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver offers four channels of uncompromising audio quality, RF signal stability, and advanced setup features in a space-efficient single rack unit. Rugged yet lightweight and compact, the 1RU all-metal chassis houses four independent receivers, each with its own audio and RF meters, gain control, and XLR outputs that can be either direct or summed for flexible signal routing.

At only 7.6 pounds, the ULXD4Q offers space savings in the rack and cost savings when shipping. With RF cascade and two Ethernet ports, units can easily share RF signal and be networked together for simplified frequency coordination and deployment. For networked audio applications, Dante™ digital networking allows multiple channels of audio over a single Ethernet cable.

With the suite of features and benefits ULX-D® Digital Wireless Systems offer, the ULXD4Q is truly generations ahead of any other available receiver in its class, and brings a new level of performance and scale to professional sound reinforcement.

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

Features

  • Four receivers in a rugged 1RU metal chassis with internal power supply
  • Individual gain controls, LED meters, and XLR outputs for each channel
  • Up to 64 MHz tuning range (region dependent)
  • Digital predictive switching diversity
  • High Density mode optimizes ULX-D systems to simultaneously operate significantly more channels in applications up to 30 meters
  • RF cascade ports allow distribution of RF signal to another unit
  • Optimized scanning automatically finds, prioritizes, and deploys the cleanest frequencies to transmitters over IR sync
  • Bodypack frequency diversity ensures uninterrupted audio for mission-critical applications
  • AES 256-bit encryption-enabled for secure transmission
  • Audio summing routes two or more audio channels to combinations of receiver outputs. Use each channel’s gain adjustment to reach the desired mix.
  • Dante™ digital networked audio over Ethernet
  • Ethernet networking for streamlined frequency coordination and deployment across multiple receivers
  • Interference detection and alerts provided on both the receiver and WWB6
  • Up to 60 dB independently adjustable gain for each channel
  • Wireless Workbench® 6 (WWB6) software integration for advanced coordination, monitoring, and control
  • AMX/Crestron® control
  • Compatible with the AXT600 Axient® Spectrum Manager
  • Yamaha® device ID allows simplified channel patching on CL consoles
  • Intuitive front panel LCD menu and controls with lockout feature
  • Upgraded LCD with adjustable contrast and brightness
  • Audio and RF LED meters with peak indicator
  • Switchable mic/line output level
  • Remoteable ½ wave antennas

"YAMAHA" is a registered trademark of Yamaha Corporation.

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 3.45 kg (7.6 lbs), without antennas

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

Firmware

900 MHz ISM
2.0.19 Latest
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - 900 MHz ISM Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted September 19, 2016 Download PACK (5.37 mb)

IMPORTANT

ULX-D 2.X firmware versions are incompatible with 1.X firmware versions. To ensure all receivers and transmitters in a configuration function with each other, update all devices to the same firmware version.

NEW FEATURES

  • Support for Access Control, which allows users to specify PINs for networked devices to restrict access to them from unauthenticated Shure control software. 
  • AMX/Crestron control string to get the ULXD firmware version.
    • Command: < GET FW_VER >     
  • Ability to reverse polarity on ULXD1 and ULXD1LEMO3 bodypacks.  To reverse polarity, use these options:
    • Bodypack Utilities menu:  UTILITY > POLARITY
    • Save the IR preset on the receiver and then IR sync to the bodypack to incorporate the polarity change: IR PRESETS > BP POLARITY

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added new VHF frequency bands:
    • V50
    • V51
  • Dante™ update to software version 3.9.6.1 and firmware version 4.0.0.6
  • Improved audio stability in marginal RF conditions

KNOWN ISSUES

  • ShurePlus Channels version 1.2 does not support ULX-D firmware version 2.0 or later.
  • QLX-D firmware version 1.1.15 or earlier does not support ULX-D firmware version 2.0 or later.

NOTES

  • Users must update all transmitters used with receivers 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 ensure IR connection is maintained because, in rare occasions, upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later can 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 2.0.19:

 

1.7.34
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - 900 MHz ISM Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted December 10, 2015 Download PACK (5.24 mb)

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
1.6.11
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - 900 MHz ISM Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted October 20, 2015 Download PACK (5.23 mb)

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
1.6.10
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - 900 MHz ISM Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted July 09, 2015 Download PACK (5.23 mb)

NEW FEATURES

  • 900MHz ISM Site Survey via Wireless Workbench (WWB) for X52, X53, and X54 frequency bands.
  • WWB Site Survey (902 - 928 MHz) Utility, which utilizes ISM-band devices to capture long-term scans and generates processed scan data, tailored specifically for coordination in this spectrum. Access this utility by selecting TOOLS > SITE SURVEY (902 - 928 MHz).
    • This utility is designed to use an ISM-band Shure receiver to assess whether a particular venue is well suited for ISM-band operation of fixed frequency microphone systems.
    • This utility includes the “Usability Report”, which runs sample calculations and reports an approximate number of usable channels in the ISM band.
    • For more information, consult the Wireless Workbench 6 Help System in version 6.11.2 or later.

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
2.0.19 Latest
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted September 19, 2016 Download PACK (5.36 mb)

IMPORTANT

ULX-D 2.X firmware versions are incompatible with 1.X firmware versions. To ensure all receivers and transmitters in a configuration function with each other, update all devices to the same firmware version.

NEW FEATURES

  • Support for Access Control, which allows users to specify PINs for networked devices to restrict access to them from unauthenticated Shure control software. 
  • AMX/Crestron control string to get the ULXD firmware version.
    • Command: < GET FW_VER >     
  • Ability to reverse polarity on ULXD1 and ULXD1LEMO3 bodypacks.  To reverse polarity, use these options:
    • Bodypack Utilities menu:  UTILITY > POLARITY
    • Save the IR preset on the receiver and then IR sync to the bodypack to incorporate the polarity change: IR PRESETS > BP POLARITY

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added new VHF frequency bands:
    • V50
    • V51
  • Dante™ update to software version 3.9.6.1 and firmware version 4.0.0.6
  • Improved audio stability in marginal RF conditions

KNOWN ISSUES

  • ShurePlus Channels version 1.2 does not support ULX-D firmware version 2.0 or later.
  • QLX-D firmware version 1.1.15 or earlier does not support ULX-D firmware version 2.0 or later.

NOTES

  • Users must update all transmitters used with receivers 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 ensure IR connection is maintained because, in rare occasions, upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later can 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 2.0.19:

 

1.7.34
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted December 10, 2015 Download PACK (5.23 mb)

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
1.6.11
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted October 20, 2015 Download PACK (5.22 mb)

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
1.6.10
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted July 09, 2015 Download PACK (5.23 mb)

NEW FEATURES

  • 900MHz ISM Site Survey via Wireless Workbench (WWB) for X52, X53, and X54 frequency bands.
  • WWB Site Survey (902 - 928 MHz) Utility, which utilizes ISM-band devices to capture long-term scans and generates processed scan data, tailored specifically for coordination in this spectrum. Access this utility by selecting TOOLS > SITE SURVEY (902 - 928 MHz).
    • This utility is designed to use an ISM-band Shure receiver to assess whether a particular venue is well suited for ISM-band operation of fixed frequency microphone systems.
    • This utility includes the “Usability Report”, which runs sample calculations and reports an approximate number of usable channels in the ISM band.
    • For more information, consult the Wireless Workbench 6 Help System in version 6.11.2 or later.

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
1.6.7
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted May 29, 2015 Download PACK (5.23 mb)

NOTES

  • Minor bug fixes to support firmware updates with the Shure Update Utility.
  • 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
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.3
1.6.6
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted February 04, 2015 Download PACK (5.23 mb)

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added ability to disable Interference Alerts
    • Default value is Interference Alert: "ON"
    • Can be disabled by navigating to Device Utilities > Advanced RF > Interference and selecting "OFF"

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:
    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 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 1.6.6 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
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.3
1.5.18
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted November 14, 2014 Download PACK (5.22 mb)

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added support to repair a rare networking issue with Duplicate Dante MAC Addresses for Dante-enabled ULX-D receivers.

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 1.5.18:
    • ULX-D ULXD1/2 Transmitters and ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q Receivers 1.5.6
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.3
1.5.6
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted June 25, 2014 Download PACK (5.21 mb)

NEW FEATURES

  • Interference Notifications for ULX-D are now displayed in Wireless Workbench 6.10 in the Interference Events dialog.
  • ULX-D/QLX-D interoperability support.  This release is required to support QLX-D transmitters.  ULX-D receivers are compatible with QLX-D transmitters and will display QLXD1 or QLXD2 transmitter type given the following limitations
    • QLX-D transmitters must be manually tuned to the same frequency as ULX-D receivers.
    • Encryption must be disabled on both systems.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • New Home Screen format displayed menu
    • Simplified the ability to access and name both the Detailed per channel home screen and the ULXD4D/Q Summary screen by creating two separate menu structures.

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 1.5.6:
    • ULX-D ULXD1/2 Transmitters and ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q Receivers 1.5.6
    • Axient AXT400 Receivers and AXT600 Spectrum Managers 1.15.3
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.10.0
1.4.18
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted April 07, 2014 Download PACK (5.22 mb)

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Interference Alert Accuracy Improvement
    • In some situations previous versions of ULX-D could falsely report Interference Alerts when interference was not actually present.  This firmware release removes false reporting, but retains the ability to alert the user if interference was the reason why a particular setup lost RF signal.

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 1.4.18:
    • ULXD1/2 ULX-D Transmitters 1.4.18
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.4.18
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.14.6
    • Wireless Workbench 6 version 6.9.0
1.4.14
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted January 30, 2014 Download PACK (5.23 mb)

NEW FEATURES

  • Optional Encryption Enhancement
    • On (Auto): Functions the same as all previous versions of ULX-D where there is a new key generated on each sync.
    • On (Manual): New function to support multiple transmitters; useful for situations such as a combo system that needs to be encrypted and have two transmitters ready to use with one receiver.
    • On (Manual): Issues the same key on every sync so you can easily have multiple transmitters (handheld and/or bodypack) synced and ready to use with one receiver.
    • Regenerate Keys: This allows the user of manual mode to ask the receiver to create a new 256 bit encryption key.  Note that it is required to sync transmitters to ge the new key.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • TV Display format is restored as a part of system reset to factory default, and can be saved/recalled as a preset.
  • Group Scan now auto-deploys all custom groups to units within the same frequency band along with the frequency information previously shared
  • Completed all Third-Party Control reporting for all features that can be reported via that < GET x ALL > command.
  • Dante network configurations changes become functional right away via an auto system reboot.

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 1.4.14:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.4.14
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.4.14
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.14.6
    • Wireless Workbench 6 Beta version 6.9.0
1.4.8
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted December 09, 2013 Download PACK (5.22 mb)

NEW FEATURES

  • Support of Multiple Simultaneous Third Party Controllers
    • ULX-D now supports for multiple (up to 5) simultaneous of Third Party controllers such as AMX and Crestron.  This allows programmers to issue independent commands from any Third Party controller on the network and each other Third Party controller on the network will be provided the response from ULX-D
  • TV Channel Format is User Selectable
    • The TV channel reported on ULX-D can be adjusted depending upon regional needs so a particular frequency will display as the appropriate TV channel.
  • Custom Group Deploy
    • ULX-D receivers automatically deploy all Custom Groups to receivers within the same frequency band when the user accepts the results of the group scan.

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Additional Third Party Control Strings
    • The following strings enable quicker changeovers  via networked control instead of manual adjustment on each receiver:
      • High Density: ON/OFF
      • Encryption: ON/OFF
      • Frequency Diversity: OFF, 1+2, 3+4, 1+2/3+4
      • Audio Summing: OFF, 1+2, 3+4, 1+2/3+4, 1+2+3+4
  • Frequency Diversity Enhancement
    • ULX-D prioritizes the results of a scan such that the two frequencies of a frequency diversity system are more likely to be spread further apart instead of right next to each other.  Note that this is RF environment dependent.

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 1.4.8:
    • ULXD1/2 ULXD Transmitters 1.4.8
    • ULXD4, ULXD4D, ULXD4Q ULX-D Receivers 1.4.8
    • AXT400 Axient Receiver 1.13.5
    • Wireless Workbench 6 Beta version 6.8.1
1.3.6
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted July 03, 2013 Download PACK (5.15 mb)

NEW FEATURES

  • Addition of Dante Device ID modes
    • ID Mode: Sequential - Quick sequential numbering of ULX-D receivers to take advantage of quick device set-up and labeling for Dante digital audio network.
    • ID Mode: Yamaha - specific labeling of ULX-D receiver's Dante Device ID for discovery as "online devices" by Yamaha CL Series consoles with firmware version 1.60 or later.
  • Receiver Mute
    • Previously, receiver channels could be muted from Wireless Workbench amd not on device.  Mute on/off capability has been added to the device within the AUDIO menu.  Receiver mute for a channel can also be disengaged via a two-button combination push of the up/down gain arrows of that channel.
    • When "Rx Mute" has been engaged, the ability to adjust system gain is disabled.  Receiver channels must be unmuted in order to adjust system gain.
    • Muting of a receiver channel is non-persistent (i.e. all channels with "Rx Mute" engaged will no longer be muted after the device is power-cycled).
  • Device Gateway Address
    • ULX-D receiver's gateway address can now be set to allow for cross-subnet control and monitoring of the receiver with 3rd party control surfaces.
    • NOTE: Wireless Workbench does not function across different subnets.  This feature is for 3rd party control surfaces only.
  • Hardware Identification in Wireless Workbench
    • Enables the user to trigger a flashing sequence from the physical device to locate the Wireless Workbench representation of that device in the software.

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

  • 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
1.2.14
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted July 09, 2012 Download PACK (5.13 mb)

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
Extended Bands
2.0.19 Latest
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Extended Bands Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted September 19, 2016 Download PACK (5.36 mb)

IMPORTANT

ULX-D 2.X firmware versions are incompatible with 1.X firmware versions. To ensure all receivers and transmitters in a configuration function with each other, update all devices to the same firmware version.

NEW FEATURES

  • Support for Access Control, which allows users to specify PINs for networked devices to restrict access to them from unauthenticated Shure control software. 
  • AMX/Crestron control string to get the ULXD firmware version.
    • Command: < GET FW_VER >     
  • Ability to reverse polarity on ULXD1 and ULXD1LEMO3 bodypacks.  To reverse polarity, use these options:
    • Bodypack Utilities menu:  UTILITY > POLARITY
    • Save the IR preset on the receiver and then IR sync to the bodypack to incorporate the polarity change: IR PRESETS > BP POLARITY

IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added new VHF frequency bands:
    • V50
    • V51
  • Dante™ update to software version 3.9.6.1 and firmware version 4.0.0.6
  • Improved audio stability in marginal RF conditions

KNOWN ISSUES

  • ShurePlus Channels version 1.2 does not support ULX-D firmware version 2.0 or later.
  • QLX-D firmware version 1.1.15 or earlier does not support ULX-D firmware version 2.0 or later.

NOTES

  • Users must update all transmitters used with receivers 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 ensure IR connection is maintained because, in rare occasions, upgrades from 1.5.6 or earlier to 1.6.6 or later can 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 2.0.19:

 

1.7.34
File Date Download Size
ULXD4Q - Extended Bands Quad Channel Digital Wireless Receiver See release notes Posted December 10, 2015 Download PACK (5.23 mb)

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

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