Shure Highlights Axient® Digital Wireless System

February 6, 2018

The Company’s Latest Innovation in  Wireless Technology Delivers Unparalleled RF and Audio Performance for  Business Events and Installations

Amsterdam, Netherlands, February 6, 2018—At the 2018 Integrated  Systems Europe Show in Amsterdam, Shure will be showcasing its Axient®  Digital Wireless System. As the premier solution in Shure’s successful  wireless portfolio, Axient Digital builds on the superior benefits of  the Company’s UHF-R®, ULX-D®, and Axient wireless systems to create the  most advanced wireless platform to date, suited for the most demanding  corporate events and system installations. Catering to evolving customer  needs—especially in an environment of continued RF spectrum  pressure—Axient Digital provides the most reliable RF performance,  exceptional audio quality, comprehensive command and control, and  hardware scalability.

Axient Digital features a receiver that is compatible with two  different transmitter offerings, the AD Series and ADX Series. With AD  Series transmitters, Axient Digital delivers exceptional RF performance,  pristine digital audio, and flexible networking. With ADX Series  transmitters, Axient Digital adds ShowLink®, which provides real-time  remote control of all transmitter parameters and allows automatic  interference detection and avoidance. The ADX Series also includes the  first micro-bodypack transmitter with an integrated self-tuning antenna,  enabling easier concealment and comfort for users.

“For years, Shure has been at the forefront of the ongoing spectrum  conversation, working alongside professional wireless users to deliver  first-class solutions that support seamless, interference-free  productions,” said Nick Wood, Category Director for Wireless Products at  Shure. “Given the increasing challenges of RF spectrum, it’s more  essential than ever that users have access to a system that can deliver  reliable wireless audio at important events and in high-end system  installations. With unparalleled RF stability and spectral efficiency,  Axient Digital offers users the flexibility to work in the available  spectrum, whether the number of channels required is great or small.”

Ideal for high-profile business events and state-of-the-art meeting  and training facilities, Axient Digital features numerous user-friendly  features and benefits, including:

  • High-Performance RF—Incorporating all of the  capabilities that professional productions demand, Axient Digital is  designed for maximum signal stability. It features true digital  diversity with Quadversity™ receiver technology, significantly  mitigating the potential for signal fades or interference that can cause  dropouts. Quadversity mode enables users to place sets of diversity  antennas in different zones, or double the number of antennas in a  single zone, to improve the RF signal-to-noise ratio in challenging  environments. High Density mode increases the maximum simultaneous  system channel count from 17 to 47 per 6-MHz TV band (from 23 to 63 per  8-MHz TV band), while maintaining exceptional audio quality.
  • Audio Quality—Featuring pristine digital audio  through Dante and AES3, Axient Digital has a 20 Hz to 20 kHz range with a  flat frequency response and accurate transient response. Axient Digital  also boasts wide dynamic range, AES-256 encryption, and just two  milliseconds latency from the mic transducer to the analog output.
  • Command and Control—Axient Digital is compatible  with Shure Wireless Workbench® software as well as the ShurePlus™  Channels App for efficient control and configuration, optimal spectrum  management, and frequency monitoring. The system’s Dante Cue and Dante  Browse features enable high fidelity headphone monitoring of audio  output from any Dante-enabled connected device. Additionally, Axient  Digital provides networked charging through a suite of smart,  high-performance batteries and chargers.
  • Hardware and Scalability—Axient Digital’s wide  tuning range of up to 184 MHz for all transmitters and receivers covers  an extended range of spectrum and simplifies inventory. Dual and quad  receiver options, combined with a common receiver platform supporting AD  and ADX transmitters maximize user flexibility and scalability.

Axient Digital is compatible with the Shure Battery Rack Charger  (SBRC), which supports up to eight rechargeable batteries in a single,  compact rack space. Providing a seamless, event-ready battery charging  and storage solution, the SBRC features an easy-to-read front panel that  displays critical battery parameters, including charge status,  time-to-full, and battery health indicators. When connected to a  network, Shure Wireless Workbench and ShurePlus Channels software  provide remote monitoring of the SBRC to track battery status.

“Axient Digital has been designed from the ground up to overcome the  challenges users encounter in a wide variety of applications in  entertainment, sports, and business,” said Michael Johns, Product  Manager at Shure. “Including unique designs such as a frequency  diversity handheld microphone (ADX2FD), and a unique micro-bodypack with  a self-tuning internal antenna (ADX1M), Axient Digital will allow both  engineers and talent alike to confidently rely on pristine digital audio  in the midst of even the most challenging of environments.”

For more information on Axient Digital, visit Shure booth 3-B110 at ISE 2018

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Shure Highlights Axient® Digital Wireless System