The Shure Axient AXT400 dual-channel receiver, AXT100 bodypack transmitter and AXT handheld transmitter can deliver a package that provide onscreen alerts when interference is detected and move to a clear frequency in a few milliseconds. The AXT 400’s interference-detection circuitry will also discover even the smallest changes in RF signal quality and, when warned, allow the engineer to manually move to the chosen backup frequency. It also features ShowLink Remote control for real-time wireless transmitter adjustments of things like frequency assignments, RF mute enabling and RF power output changes. It has advanced squelch suppression so that the system will never spit white noise out into the room, something I heard demonstrated onstage at the Shubert. Also, with the AXT610 ShowLink Access Point, you can have a wireless network connection between linked transmitters and receivers (up to 16), allowing for real-time network control over wider coverage areas. You can control even more transmitters by adding more Access Points.
With the AXT600 Spectrum Manager, the backup frequency assignments mentioned above can be made automatically. The 1U Spectrum Manager does wideband UHF spectrum scanning and frequency coordination and will help deliver critical information for allocating the best available frequencies to the relevant channels. Additional system components include the AXT620 Ethernet Switch, a 9-port switch for networking Axiom Systems; the AXT630 Antenna Distribution System for extra RF protection and optimal performance; and the AXT900 Rack Mount Charging Station for tour-ready battery charging and battery health information. There are also a variety of bodypack and handheld charging modules, batteries and so on.
Last but not least is something called Wireless Workbench 6 for Windows and MAC OSX. This event planning and control software was developed with the Axient system and allows for comprehensive system coordination, monitoring and control … all from a laptop. There are many other small but important details that help define this system, such as the ability to simultaneously transmit on two independent frequencies, the inclusion of analog FM technology for super-low latency, 40 to 18 kHz frequency response and even batteries with onboard microchips able to display accuracy to within 15 minutes of remaining life.