At InfoComm 2018, Shure announced the latest version of its Designer software application that provides system integrators, designers, and sales staff improved workflow efficiency to configure Shure products during design and build cycles — offline and online. Designer 3.1 provides users with a single software tool to design and commission system installations, enhancing the performance and usability of Shure products, while reducing onsite configuration time. The latest software gives users one place to design, route, and configure.
“With this latest iteration of Designer, AV professionals will be able to better determine the suitable device type and count remotely when creating configurations,” said Katie Farine, Product Owner at Shure. “Users will gain better control over their designs with the ability to import floor plans and design audio coverage and routing while also having the capability to create and reuse room templates across multiple locations.”
Designer 3.1 provides support across an expanded portfolio of Shure products, including the Microflex Advance MXA910 Ceiling Array and MXA310 Table Array Microphones, IntelliMix P300 Audio Conferencing Processor, and ANIUSB-Matrix USB Audio Network Interface. As one single tool, the software enables smooth synchronisation in real-time with audio routing between Shure networked products. Users can manage device presets at a location level to more easily configure and load settings for multipurpose or combinable spaces. Device passwords and Shure Network Audio Encryption can also be enabled for an entire location at a time, making managing security settings across multiple devices easier than ever.
“With expanded support of Shure networked microphones and signal processing products, Designer 3.1 will be especially appealing to users who are currently designing and configuring Shure’s latest equipment,” continued Farine. “The Designer software update improves workflow efficiencies to make our users’ jobs easier.”
Shure is also featuring the new Microflex Complete integrated audio system for conferences and meetings. Available in wireless and wired configurations, and with advanced meeting productivity tools, the systems deliver natural, intelligible audio for both in-room participants and remote attendees. Boasting exceptionally easy set-up, configuration and rock solid audio capabilities, Microflex Complete Wireless supports productive, engaging meetings even in the most challenging wireless communications environments.
The Microflex Complete Wireless system combines a fully-featured discussion system with wireless convenience for government, corporate, and educational facilities, and speeds setup in dynamic meeting spaces or at temporary meeting locations, such as hotels and conference centres. With no cable limitations, Microflex Complete Wireless is ideal for use in historic buildings or rooms with flexible seating. Automatic Interference Detection and Avoidance technology delivers reliable RF transmission in even the most congested RF environments and robust AES-128 audio encryption provides enhanced privacy. Each wireless conferencing unit is powered by a smart Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery for up to 11 hours, and a single access point can control up to 125 wireless units without additional software or licenses.
“In a world where conferences of all sizes require efficient, easy set-up and coordination, Microflex Complete Wireless empowers the most productive of meetings – from start to finish,” said Bill Oakley, Senior Product Manager at Shure. “The added convenience of wireless greatly reduces setup time in your facility or at a special off-site event, and even in the most crowded and hostile RF environments, it delivers the sort of performance that Shure wireless systems are famous for. At InfoComm this year, we’re thrilled to be offering show-goers demos of the system at our booth, and they’re encouraged to register for one of the scheduled sessions to experience its impressive capabilities firsthand. For larger meetings that require productivity tools like agenda management, speaker identification, and extensive language interpretation, we will also be demonstrating our Microflex Complete Wired system.”
In addition to showcasing Microflex Complete Wireless, Shure will also feature the wired system, Microflex Complete, which includes a range of portable and flush-mount conferencing units that can be easily integrated into boardrooms, parliament or council chambers, and formal meeting spaces. Contemporary styling matches any environment, and the intuitive user interface allows users to easily view the agenda and control interpretation. A choice of automatic or managed microphone activation modes lets the system be tailored to match informal meetings or agenda-driven conferences and debates.
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