At InfoComm, Shure introduced several additions and enhancements to its Microflex line. The new Microflex Complete integrated audio system for conferences and meetings was previewed. It is available in both wired and wireless configurations and includes a range of portable and flush-mount conferencing units that can be easily integrated into any room design, from contemporary meeting spaces to historic buildings. Each conferencing unit includes a microphone, loudspeaker, and controls. A colour touchscreen on selected models provides clear access to controls and meeting information. A choice of automatic or managed microphone activation modes lets the system be tailored to match informal gatherings or agenda-driven meetings. Optional SW6000 software adds advanced capabilities like participant identification, agenda management, and electronic voting and polling.
The Microflex Complete Wireless system overcomes cable limitations in rooms with flexible seating or in historic buildings where drilling holes in furniture is impractical. Automatic interference detection and avoidance technology delivers reliable transmission without signal dropouts, and robust AES-128 audio encryption keeps meeting content private. Each wireless conferencing unit is powered by a smart Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, so its remaining charge can be checked remotely by a technician.
Shure also announced the High Density Mode for its Microflex Wireless line. Originally launched in 2013, the versatile and scalable Microflex Wireless systems’ range of wireless microphones and supporting hardware have become the industry go-to solution for managed AV conferencing in large corporate boardrooms, multi-room environments, and networked campuses. The firmware version 5.1.23 update for Microflex Wireless includes High Density mode, which enables users to operate twice as many microphones simultaneously.
Shure’s line of MX395 Microflex Low Profile Boundary Microphones has been extended. Users now have the options of choosing any mic colour (white, aluminium, or black) and any polar pattern (cardioid, omni, or bidirectional), with or without an integral bi-colour LED light ring. The LED light ring is controlled by logic signals from an automatic mixer of room control systems and displays the mic’s mute status.