At this week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, Shure debuts its Axient Dgital Wireless System. As the new premier wireless solution in Shure’s successful portfolio, Axient Digital builds on the benefits of the company’s UHF-R, ULX-D, and Axient wireless systems to create “the most advanced wireless platform to date”, suited for all professional productions and situations.
Axient Digital features a receiver that is compatible with its two transmitter offerings, the AD Series and ADX Series. AD Series transmitters deliver a tremendous level of core product benefits, including exceptional RF performance and digital audio. Axient Digital ADX Series transmitters incorporate ShowLink, which provides real-time control of all transmitter parameters with interference detection and avoidance. The ADX Series also includes the first micro-bodypack with an integrated self-tuning antenna, enabling greater concealment and comfort.
“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 the critical audio inputs of a production reliably over the air. 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.”
Designed for a variety of users and applications, Axient Digital features numerous user-friendly features and benefits. The system 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, tour-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 – including pro touring, theatre production and television broadcasting,” 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.”
The AD Series will be available in late summer 2017, and the ADX Series will be available in early 2018.