Shure begins shipping Microflex Advance microphones9 August 2016
Shure has announced that its Microflex Advance Ceiling (MXA910) and Table (MXA310) Array microphones are now shipping.
This range of networked ceiling and table array mics, audio interfaces, and control software are suited to a number of meeting room and AV conferencing spaces.
The MXA910 mics can be flush-mounted alongside standard ceiling tiles, and the MXA310 includes a new ‘toroid’ polar pattern for an enhanced audio experience. Microflex Advance presents an evolution of the company’s IntelliMix DSP Suite, including steerable coverage technology, enabling accurate control of audio capture in any location within a meeting space. In addition, the mics use Dante with all control, audio, and power signals carried through a single standard Ethernet cable connection.
The MXA910 is a networked array ceiling microphone that captures audio from above the meeting space with Shure proprietary steerable coverage technology, enabling up to eight lobes that are configurable in three dimensions. Designed for AV conferencing environments, from boardrooms to huddle rooms and multi-purpose spaces, the MXA910 can be flush-mounted in any standard ceiling tile grid. In addition, the MXA910 can also be installed below the ceiling with standard VESA-D and wire hanging mounts.
The MXA310 captures high-quality audio and provides flexibility in a variety of AV conferencing environments. Within the onboard IntelliMix DSP Suite, Shure’s steerable coverage technology deploys up to four discrete audio channels around a table and uses ‘toroid’ ring-shaped polar pattern to reject unwanted artefacts from overhead such as HVAC or projector fans. Programmable capacitive-touch mute switches ensure simple user operation with the ability to customise LED colour and shape to indicate microphone status.
All Microflex Advance hardware features built-in control software, providing an intuitive interface to simplify the process of adjusting microphone attributes, such as configuration of presets, templates, and polar patterns. Microflex Advance products integrate with third party controllers such as Crestron and AMX.