Shure has announced that two of its digital wireless systems—ULX-D and QLX-D—are now available in the VHF spectrum, providing 42 MHz of tuning bandwidth.
The VHF band ULX-D and QLX-D systems build on an existing portfolio of wireless products designed to offer alternatives for the increasingly crowded UHF TV band, which includes systems capable of operating in the 900 MHz band (ULX-D and QLX-D), DECT (Microflex wireless), and 2.4 GHz (GLX-D digital wireless).
The VHF versions of the systems and accessories offer the same benefits that the UHF systems offer, including spectrum efficiency, recharging accessories, networking options, and rugged construction.
ULX-D digital wireless delivers efficient RF performance, networked control, Dante (on ULXD4D and ULXD4Q dual and quad receivers), and AES-256 encryption. QLX-D supplies defined, streamlined performance with 24-bit digital audio.
“Our customers are using more wireless than ever before and available spectrum has become increasingly limited, so we’ve committed ourselves to providing spectrally-efficient solutions,” says Mike Nagel, product manager for Wireless Products at Shure. “Shure has developed a robust portfolio of products that now includes VHF digital wireless systems, which professionals depend on for user-friendly features and reliable performance.”
A variety of new VHF-ready accessories are available with the VHF versions of ULX-D and QLX-D, including the UA844+V antenna distribution system, UA834V in-line amplifier, UA874V active directional antenna, and UA860V passive, ground-referenced omni-directional antenna. The UA845UWB antenna distribution system is switchable for UHF/VHF.
The ULX-D and QLX-D digital wireless VHF versions will begin shipping in summer 2016. They’re also on display at the Shure booth at the current NAB show.