Shure debuted its Axient Digital Wireless System at NAB 2017. As the new wireless solution in Shure’s portfolio, Axient Digital builds on the company’s UHF-R, ULX-D, and Axient wireless systems.
It features a receiver that is compatible with its two transmitter offerings, the AD Series and ADX Series. AD Series transmitters deliver 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.
Nick Wood, category director for wireless products at Shure, says: “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.”
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 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,” adds 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.”