Shure showcases ULX-D Digital Wireless at IBC2012
Bodypack Frequency Diversity, High Density Mode and DANTE make ULX-D
the perfect choice for professional broadcast applications
Eppingen/Germany, August 09, 2012
(Virtual Press Office
) - - While the available frequency spectrum may be shrinking, the demand for wireless audio in both production and delivery settings is growing. To meet this need, Shure has introduced the ULX-D Digital Wireless System offering an extensive set of features such as encryption, Bodypack Frequency Diversity, High Density Mode and integrated DANTE digital audio networking.
The ULXD4D dual and ULXD4Q quad channel receivers pack two or four channels of digital wireless into one rack space, with individual gains, LED meters and XLR outputs for each channel. Like the single-channel ULXD4 receiver, they feature fully digital RF transmission as well as Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption for maximum privacy.
Bodypack Frequency Diversity safeguards against loss of audio signal caused by RF interference or by power loss in a transmitter. If the RF signal quality from one transmitter drops, the audio from the good channel is switched to both outputs within milliseconds preserving the audio signal.
The dual and quad receiver options also feature High Density Mode that enables 560 channels in 72 MHz, respectively 63 channels in an 8 MHz TV channel. High Density Mode optimizes the system’s output power and digital RF filtering to reduce its spectral footprint with no loss of sound quality. This lets ULX-D systems be tuned to frequencies that are much closer together without interfering with each other.
“High Density mode provides a unique option for getting an unprecedented number of microphones on the air,” says Michael Suchanka, Senior Product Manager at Shure Europe. “As spectrum challenges continue to increase, High Density mode is a key tool for users who need to maximize the amount of microphones that can reliably operate in less spectrum.”
Plus the ULXD4D and ULXD4Q receivers are also equipped with integrated DANTE digital audio networking which allows for multiple channels of audio to be distributed to a variety of devices over a single Ethernet cable. DANTE networking provides uncompressed, low-latency audio transport.
The ULX-D Digital Wireless system will be on display at the Shure booth no. 11.A61.
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.