Shure Microflex Wireless used at Australian University

AUTHOR: Inavate

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) in Australia recently built a learning and teaching hub which incorporates the latest Shure Microflex Wireless (MXW) hardware for the purpose of communications.

The project was handled by InDesign Technologies. InDesign arranged for an evaluation process that included six different vendors. After an evaluation period USC chose the Shure Microflex Wireless solution.

The Shure Microflex Wireless provides a system of products that include wireless microphone transceivers, docking chargers, access point transceivers and multi-channel audio networking interfaces. The solution also offers flexibility with hybrid bodypack transceiver with integrated omni-directional microphone, as well as handheld transmitter, boundary and desktop gooseneck transceiver configurations possible.

The MXW uses Dante to carry high quality digital audio signals over standard Ethernet utilizing the clients existing cabling infrastructure. Peter Coman, managing director of InDesign Technologies, explains the project: “The audio signals had to be routed among three separate areas within the building. Even though it was one building, the long distances between areas posed significant problems when transporting the audio signal, so we specified the Shure MXW range of wireless microphones using Dante as the transport protocol.”

The advantage for InDesign Technologies by specifying the Shure MXW was that only two Dante inputs were required on the digital signal processor (DSP) for all thirteen wireless microphones. Coman said: “In the Nursing Simulation suite alone, we already had thirty-one physical microphone inputs, so the last thing we wanted to do was add another thirteen to the already heavily populated DSP. All we had to do is add two MXWAPT8 wireless access point transceivers to cover all of the microphones, as each transceiver has eight channels.”

The Shure MXW solution was also deployed at USC’s Gympie Learning Hub, which included seven MXW microphones and one transceiver.