Microflex Wireless Firmware Release Notes For the Microflex Wireless System

Version 4.0.6

Release Date: 4/12/2016

These release notes cover the following models:

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

New Features

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

Improvements

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

Known Issues

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

Notes

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

Version 3.1

Release Date: 5/29/2015

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

Version 3.0.2

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

Version 2.0.5

Release Date: 9/22/2014

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

 

Version 1.2.8

Release Date: 5/21/2014

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

Version 1.2.7

Release Date: 1/31/2014

IMPORTANT:  Version 1.2.7 introduces new MXW components and system functionality (details below).  All MXW components must be updated to Version 1.2.X 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:

  • MXW1/2/6/8
  • MXWANI4/8

New Features

  • Support for the MXW2 Handheld Microphone

Improvements

  • Minor bug fix related to Serial Number on the MXWANI4/8

Known Issues

  • 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 1.2.7:
    • SCM820-DAN 1.0.11
    • Shure Web Device Discovery 1.0.8

Version 1.2.5

Release Date: 10/14/2013

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

Version 1.1.9

Release Date: 7/3/2013

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