Amsterdam, Holland (February 8, 2017)—Shure has unveiled a new upgrade for its line of Microflex Wireless System (MXW) conferencing microphones in the form of a High Density mode that enables users to operate twice as many simultaneous microphones.
Launched in 2013, the MXW range of wireless microphones and supporting hardware has a new firmware update that works with new and existing MXW hardware as long as firmware 5.x is installed.
In High Density mode, the maximum channel count for US, Canada, Latin America, Mexico and most of South America will increase from 40 to 80, while Europe, The Middle East and parts of Asia will increase from 80 to 160 channels.
To fit twice as many channels into the same amount of spectrum, High Density mode uses a modified transmission scheme that also increases battery life. There is no difference in wireless range.