Shure presents Axient Wireless Management Network
The first wireless microphone system that combines stellar audio with maximum reliability
Eppingen/Germany, August 01, 2012
- (Virtual Press Office
) - The Shure Axient wireless management network is the first system which can automatically change frequencies, undetected by the user, to avoid interference. Axient defines a new standard for control and confidence in applications with zero tolerance for failure.
"Uncertainty and volatility in the RF spectrum are the new reality for professional wireless users." said Sandy LaMantia, President and CEO of Shure Incorporated. "They face increasing pressure to deliver interference-free performance in the most critical live broadcast, theater, music and corporate events, even though conditions are more unpredictable than ever before. Axient was designed from the outset to withstand interference from the analog and digital sources that exist today and will exist in the future."
The Axient wireless management network includes several innovative features providing flawless RF performance, high-class audio quality, and unparalleled user control:
The Axient Spectrum Manager constantly scans the RF environment and performs frequency compatibility calculations to assign clear frequencies to each wireless transmitter. It permanently monitors, ranks and deploys backup frequencies.
If the Interference Detection & Avoidance feature detects RF interference it moves to a clear and compatible frequency and deploys it to the transmitter in milliseconds via ShowLink remote control.
Frequency Diversity goes even further. It transmits full-bandwidth audio on two separate frequencies to ensure uninterrupted audio for mission-critical channels.
The new software interface Shure Wireless Workbench 6 offers sweeping functionality that optimizes the power of Axient enabling users to monitor and control the entire network.
Furthermore touring-grade Axient rechargeable batteries and chargers deliver real-time intelligence about power levels and charge history for all power platform devices.
"The Spectrum Manager functions as an air traffic controller for the system." said Erik Vaveris, Category Director for Wireless Products at Shure. "When the receiver's Interference Detection & Avoidance feature senses interferences, the Spectrum Manager assigns a new frequency that it knows is clean. The frequency is deployed to the transmitter by the ShowLink wireless access point, and the transmitter and receiver execute a synchronized frequency change in a matter of milliseconds, making it virtually undetectable. And with Frequency Diversity enabled, there is no audible trace whatsoever."
The Axient wireless management network is one of the IBC show highlights at Shure booth 11A61.
More information on Axient can be found at http://www.axient.net
About Shure Incorporated
Founded in 1925, Shure Incorporated (http://www.shure.com
) is widely acknowledged as the world's leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. Over the years, the Company has designed and produced many high-quality professional and consumer audio products that have become legendary for performance, reliability, and value. Shure's diverse product line includes world-class wired microphones, wireless microphones and in-ear personal monitor systems, headphones for performers, presenters and recordists, award-winning earphones and headsets for use with MP3 players and smart phones, and top-rated phonograph cartridges for professional DJs. Today, Shure products are the first choice whenever audio performance is a top priority.
Shure Incorporated corporate headquarters is located in Niles, Illinois, in the United States. The Company has additional manufacturing facilities and regional sales offices in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United States.
About Shure Europe GmbH
Shure Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shure Incorporated. Established in Eppingen/Germany the Company's regional headquarters provides sales, marketing and technical support for its distribution and channel partners within Europe, the Middle East and Africa.