Las Vegas, NV (May 4, 2017)—Shure debuted its new Axient Digital Wireless System at the NAB Show. Taking the company’s flagship wireless brand into the digital realm, Axient Digital features a receiver that is compatible two series of transmitters: the AD Series and ADX Series. The AD Series will be available in late summer 2017, and the ADX Series will ship in early 2018.
Axient Digital features Quadversity receiver technology intended to combat signal fades or interference by allowings users to place sets of diversity antennas in different zones, or double the number of antennas in a single zone, to improve RF signal-to-noise 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).
The system offers Dante and AES3 connection and has a 20 Hz to 20 kHz range. Other features include AES-256 encryption, a reported 2 ms latency from the mic transducer to the analog output, and tuning range of up to 184 MHz for all transmitters and receivers.
The system is compatible with Wireless Workbench as well as the ShurePlus Channels App for control and configuration, spectrum management and frequency monitoring. The system’s Dante Cue and Dante Browse features allow headphone monitoring of audio output from any Dante-enabled connected device.
Axient Digital is compatible with the Shure Battery Rack Charger (SBRC), which supports up to eight rechargeable batteries in a single, compact rack space.
Axient Digital ADX Series transmitters will incorporate ShowLink, providing real-time control of all transmitter parameters with interference detection and avoidance, according to the company. The ADX Series will include a micro-bodypack with an integrated self-tuning antenna, as well as curved edges and a specially designed case to prevent transference of heat in order to provide comfortable usage.