The first wireless system that can detect interference and avoid it automatically
Shure Incorporated will preview its new Axient™ wireless microphone system, which can automatically change frequencies, undetected by the user, to avoid interference, at the 2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
"Uncertainty and volatility in the RF spectrum are the new reality for professional wireless users," said Sandy LaMantia, President and CEO of Shure Incorporated. "They face increasing pressure to deliver interference-free performance even though conditions are more unpredictable than ever before. The Axient wireless system was designed from the outset to withstand interference from the analog and digital sources that exist today and may exist in the future."
The Axient system employs several new innovative technologies that work together to deliver interference-free audio in the most critical live broadcast, theater, music, and corporate events.
"Axient defines a new standard for control and confidence in applications with zero tolerance for failure," said Erik Vaveris, Category Director for Wireless Products at Shure. "This is the first wireless microphone system that can detect interference and avoid it automatically. Today, when unexpected RF interference arises, an engineer is either stuck with dropouts or they can run a backup mic out to the performer. Axient makes that a thing of the past."
The Axient system includes several new features that provide flawless RF performance, stellar audio quality, and unparalleled user control:
"The Spectrum Manager functions as an air traffic controller for the system," said Vaveris. "When the receiver's Interference Detection & Avoidance feature senses interference, the Spectrum Manager assigns a new frequency that it knows is clean. The frequency is deployed to the transmitter by the ShowLink wireless access point, and the transmitter and receiver execute a synchronized frequency change in a matter of milliseconds, making it virtually undetectable. And with Frequency Diversity enabled, there is no audible trace whatsoever."
The Axient Wireless microphone system will be available in mid-2011 with pricing TBD.