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Designer

System Configuration Software

Make conferencing workflow effortless. Bring your users together across a campus or an entire business. Designer System Configuration Software makes audio implementation faster, simpler and more intuitive. With the details managed, it becomes a seamless experience.

This free software lets you design remotely and collaborate effectively. If the AV professional is working offsite, Designer gives them the flexibility to preset room audio coverage layouts from anywhere in the world. Templates can be deployed and adjusted on the fly, making onsite installation and project management simple.

Step and repeat

Create templates based on common floor plans that can be reused throughout your campus.

Pass it on

Room configurations can be saved and shared with colleagues for smarter collaboration.

Seamless routing

Designer provides a single hub for Dante™ routing. So you can change settings and route audio for multiple Shure networked devices without switching between apps.

Designer System Configuration Software enables integrators and system planners to design and implement accurate audio coverage for installations using a variety of select Shure microphones. Designer allows online and offline design, routing, configuration, and push to live devices, all in one tool. You can accurately model meeting and presentation spaces by importing a floor plan, scaling your room, positioning devices around participant areas and arranging the pick-up lobes over the room diagram for precise coverage.

Designer allows you to create and edit coverage parameters before your devices are installed:

  • Identify the microphone positioning, room size and ceiling height
  • Add channels
  • Create accurate coverage areas
  • Adjust equaliser settings
  • Manage signal routing
  • Single hub for Dante™ routing

After completing your design work offline, you can push the settings to the live devices and fine-tune on site, all from within Designer. If you prefer, you can always export the device presets to upload and use each device’s web user interface.

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Compatible Products

MXA910

The Microflex® Advance™ MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone

The new MXA910 with IntelliMix® represents the next evolution in the Microflex® Advance™ Ceiling Array Microphone platform.

Configurable PoE-powered mute button accessory designed for Shure networked audio products

ANIUSB-MATRIX

ANIUSB-MATRIX USB Audio Network Interface with Matrix Mixing

Audio network interface connects up to 4 Dante channels and 1 analog output to a room's audio and video conferencing system via USB connection.

IntelliMix P300

IntelliMix® P300 Audio Conferencing Processor

Audio conferencing processor offers IntelliMix DSP algorithms optimized for audio/video conferencing applications.

MXA310

The Microflex® Advance™ MXA310 Table Array Microphone

Table array microphone utilizes Steerable Coverage technology to capture pristine audio around conferencing tables of various sizes and shapes.

MXN5W-C

Networked Loudspeaker

Microflex™ MXN5W-C Networked Loudspeaker

MXA710

Linear Array Microphone

The linear form factor of the MXA710 with IntelliMix® allows for placement virtually anywhere in a meeting space, including on a wall, around a display, ceiling, or into a conference room table.

Support

Customer Support

Service & Repair

Detailed policy information regarding customer service numbers, service modifications, and replacement parts.

Service & Repair

Contact Us

Submit a ticket directly to Shure Customer Service staff, or reach out via phone or email.

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Shure Tech Portal

Complete product documentation, technical support materials, software and firmware, and other tools and resources for all Shure products, in one place.

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User Guide & Specs

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Release Notes

Version 4.5.0

New Features 

  • Support for IntelliMix Room® Denoiser
  • Added control to enable or disable Network Services for:
    • HTTP: Allows access to the device’s browser-based application
    • Command Strings: Allows third-party control systems to monitor and control the device
    • mDNS: Allows the device to be discovered by the Shure Web Device Discovery application
  • By disabling Network Services for certain features, you can protect ports that may be a security concern.

Performance Improvements   

  • Stability
  • Performance
    • Device discovery time for large systems
    • Responsiveness with a higher number of channels
    • Page load time

Bug Fixes     

  • When a device is being firmware updated, it will disappear and reappear in Designer
  • When enabling or disabling encryption or changing the Dante name on the IMX-Room, the device will go offline for a few seconds without warning

Pre-Upgrade Requirements 

  • Designer 4.5 requires Windows 10 (Professional or Enterprise), 64-bit edition
  • Designer 4.5 is currently supported on PC only
  • Multiple versions of Designer cannot be installed on the same computer
  • Designer and SystemOn cannot be installed on the same computer

Upgrade Path 

  • Designer versions 3.0 and 3.1 must be upgraded to 3.2 first, before upgrading to 4.5. Download Designer 3.2 here.
  • If you encounter an Installer failure during upgrade, allow the uninstaller process to finish, then restart installation
  • Certain endpoint protection software may block the application, if you encounter this anomaly, whitelist the Designer installer or application

Known Issues 

  • When disassociating online devices from Virtual devices multiple times, Optimize may not create expected logical routes
    • Workaround: add new virtual devices and Optimize
  • Selecting “forget device” on a cross-subnet MXA910 on firmware version 4.1.41 may result in the device being rediscovered
    • Workaround: Close and re-open Designer or reboot device to see it as forgotten
  • Mute Sync will not work between devices running version 4.2 and 4.3 Firmware
    • Workaround: Ensure to update all P300 in the system to Designer 4.3
  • In a network with more than 20 devices in a room or 60 on the network, some actions will take longer due to increased network traffic
  • When importing a Designer preset file into the MXA910 web application, attempts to immediately export that file out of the web application will fail if it is not first loaded and saved to the MXA910.
  • When soloing a channel on MXA310, all channels will show as “gated on”
  • When one or more devices in a location are locked by Dante Domain Manager or Dante Device Lock, operations that affect Dante settings may be unreliable, such as audio routing, pushing virtual to online devices, or enabling audio encryption
  • Changing channel count of Virtual IMX-Room device does not reset audio settings
    • Workaround: Contact Support Center for assistance in the event occurrence

Notes 

  • User Guide
  • Designer 4.5.0 is compatible with the following software and firmware versions:
    • IntelliMix Room 3.1.0
    • ANIUSB-MATRIX 4.5.23
    • MXA910 4.5.8
    • MXA710 1.3.9
    • MXA310 4.5.8
    • MXA-MUTE 1.3.28
    • MXN5-C 1.3.8
    • P300 4.5.13
  • Project files and database are not backwards compatible with earlier versions
    • Templates saved in earlier versions of Designer are moved to a project named ‘Templates’ in version 4.5.0

Related Products

IntelliMix® Room

Audio Processing Software

IntelliMix® Room is digital signal processing (DSP) software designed to optimize the performance of Shure networked microphones with videoconferencing software.