Shure Introduces Microflex™ Wireless Microphone Systems
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Versatile Components and Intuitive Design Offer a Complete Solution for Premium Wireless Audio in AV Conferencing Environments
INFOCOMM (Booth #1101), ORLANDO, Fla. (June 12, 2013) — Shure Incorporated today announced the introduction of its Microflex™ Wireless Microphone Systems, a versatile, scalable line of networked digital wireless solutions with precision audio reproduction in elite AV conferencing environments. With a modern, low-profile design, Microflex Wireless seamlessly blends into diverse room settings across a wide variety of market segments, including corporate, academic, government, and financial environments.
In addition to offering premium Shure audio quality, the enterprise-scale Microflex Wireless platform combines encryption-equipped boundary, gooseneck, handheld, and unique hybrid-bodypack microphone options with intuitive features. These features include Shure’s intelligent rechargeable battery technology, networked charging stations, AES-256 encryption of the wireless transmission, comprehensive control strings for programming third-party interfaces, and browser-based software for complete system control. Dante™ digital audio networking is also integrated into the wireless access point, allowing users to transport low latency multichannel audio through a single Ethernet cable. This feature facilitates the transmission of audio and control through corporate networks, extending resource efficiency for AV technicians and IT administrators.
“Microflex Wireless is a perfect choice for sound reinforcement in flexible meeting rooms that need to be reconfigured at a moment’s notice,” said Erik Vaveris, Wireless Category Director at Shure. “It is also ideal for boardrooms that require discreet design. The stunning visual detail possible with today’s videoconferencing technology demands an audio solution to match. The hybrid bodypack highlights the system’s flexibility. It can be worn in a shirt or jacket pocket using its built-in microphone. Connect a lavalier or headworn microphone to use it as a traditional bodypack, and the built-in microphone is automatically turned off. In addition, every component including the wireless microphones themselves can be monitored and controlled over an Ethernet network. A/V technicians can rest easy by seeing the battery status of every microphone in use or in a charger right from their office.”
Incorporating new and innovative digital wireless technology from Shure, Microflex Wireless actively scans available spectrum to coordinate clean, compatible frequencies for every microphone channel. The system also proactively detects and avoids any unexpected interference. For advanced power management, smart lithium-ion rechargeable batteries deliver up to 9 hours of continuous use, enable remote status monitoring while in the charger, and provide remaining runtime in hours and minutes via networked control systems. For applications that require “always on” usage, the transmitter is compatible with any standard USB power source.
Microflex Wireless is easy to configure and expand, providing flexible, custom solutions for a variety of AV environments. Systems are available in four and eight channel versions and can be combined to support up to 32 compatible channels in the U.S./Americas or 64 channels in the European Union.
Microflex Wireless products will be available in summer 2013 and MSRP system prices begin at $6,476.00. For more information, go to www.shure.com or visit Shure during InfoComm 2013 at Booth #1101.