Shure Axient® Wins Big at Home of the Denver Broncos

Customer Profile

Sports Authority Field at Mile High is a 1,717,000-square-foot space that stands at an elevation of 5,280 feet above sea level. Since the stadium's grand opening in 2001, more than 12 million fans have enjoyed a wide array of world-class sports and entertainment events at Sports Authority Field including concerts, festivals, historic political conventions and international sports competitions.

Challenge

The stadium’s audio visual servicesteam was in need of a reliable, state-of- the-art sound system that would operate seamlessly, even during severe weather conditions and in a congested RF environment.

Solution

Installed Shure Axient® Wireless Management Network for its sound quality, Spectrum Management capabilities, superior reception and rock-solid reliability.

Advantages

With Axient, the audio visual services team can enter every NFL game and other venue-hosted events with confidence that system reliability and audio quality will remain uncompromised, while enjoying the flexibility top-notch wireless technology and rechargeable accessories offer.

On the field, the Denver Broncos had a record-breaking 2013-2014 NFL season with milestones that included more points and more touchdowns scored than any other team in NFL history. From an audio standpoint, the season was just as successful behind-the-scenes as it was in the endzone during the team’s 12 home games. However the season’s seamlessaudio performance was no easy win for Jeremy Wecker, audio visual services manager at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Wecker and his team had to overcome a number of technical challenges before achieving a full season of flawless audio powered by wireless microphones.

From severe weather conditions and a chaotic RF environment, to a lack of success with previously installed wireless systems, numerous issues forced Wecker and his team to revert to using wired microphones for everyone except the referees. In search of a solution that would enablethe stadium’s AV team to go wireless without comprising system reliability and audio quality, Wecker tapped the expertise of Mark Graham, audio consultant at Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc. (WJHW) and Dave Potts, field systems engineer at Parsons Technologies — an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm—who recommended Wecker demo Shure’s Axient® Wireless Management Network.

After experiencing Axient’s Spectrum Management feature, Wecker knewthat he needed to have the system on his rig full-time. To maximize thesystem’s value and usability, Wecker leverages the integration of Shure’s Wireless Workbench® 6 software. Additionally, by incorporating Axient’sShowLink® Remote Control feature, Wecker can remotely manage and make crucial changes to microphone transmitter and receiver settings without leaving the control booth.

Wecker and the AV team closed-out the regular season on a high-note,with confidence that they’ve won a wireless audio battle they’ve fought foryears, and the reassurance that they have many seasons of crystal-clear wireless audio to look forward to.


Gear List
Model Number Quantity Description
AXT600 1 Gerenciador de Espectro
AXT610 2 Axient ShowLink Access Point enables real-time control of transmitters and the ability to make remote adjustments to all transmitter settings.
AXT400 4 Receptor de Canal Duplo
AXT200/SM58 6 Transmissor Sem Fio com Microfone de Mão
AXT100 4 Transmissor bodypack
AXT100 4 Transmissor bodypack
AXT900 4 Axient rackmount charging station provides a battery-charging and storage solution with networked visibility of all battery status parameters.
UA874 2 A antena direcional ativa UHF e VHF oferece melhor recepção de sinal sem fio com amplificação integrada.