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The audio industry is no exception to the explosion of mobile technology. Widespread mobile use has set a new standard across numerous industries. Whether working as a front of house engineer or installed sound contractor, the ability to address unexpected issues, by the touch of a button is key to success.
With a history of bringing to market cutting-edge audio gear that addresses the many demands of professionals, Shure has once again launched a solution to enhance customer’s capabilities and efficiencies on the job. Introducing its first-ever iOS app, ShurePlus Channels, Shure unleashes an entirely new mobile experience for customers, enabling audio professionals to remotely monitor and control Shure wireless products.
Unveiled in the U.S. at InfoComm 2014, ShurePlus Channels delivers time-saving flexibility and convenience. By allowing audio professionals to untether themselves from their mixing consoles, hardware racks, and bulky laptops, the app offers real-time, precision monitoring of select Shure wireless systems. Supported on Apple mobile devices running iOS7, ShurePlus Channels is compatible with Shure Axient, ULX-D Digital Wireless, the newly-launched QLX-D Digital Wireless System and the PSM1000 Personal Monitor System.
After connecting to a dedicated Wi-Fi network, ShurePlus Channels automatically discovers nearby Shure hardware. The app gives users remote visibility into the status of critical parameters, such as RF signal strength and interference alerts, audio levels, transmitter battery life and alerts and other key attributes.
Through an in-app purchase, users can further unlock the ability to remotely control their Shure gear and make changes to channel parameters. For a one-time $9.99 fee per wireless product line, crucial receiver and transmitter settings—such as frequency assignment, audio input/output levels, channel and device naming, and menu locking—can be adjusted from an iPad, iPhone, or iPod. When combined with ShowLink Remote Control for Axient, ShurePlus Channels allows for simultaneous adjustment of transmitter and receiver settings, a powerful addition to the wireless solution’s already advanced feature set.
Although ShurePlus Channels was created to work as a great complement to Shure’s powerful Wireless Workbench 6 desktop application, it works just as well when used as a stand-alone solution for users of less complex systems and products, such as the new QLX-D Digital Wireless Microphone System.
ShurePlus Channels puts remote control of Shure’s best-in-class wireless systems in the palms of pros, wherever they go. The app is available globally in 10 different languages, including: English, Chinese (simplified), Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Russian and Italian. ShurePlus Channels’ ability to remotely monitor and control critical parameters in real-time is a priceless value-add for audio professionals in nearly every market segment.