Shure UHF-R wireless wins NSCA Innovations in Technology Award

The new Shure UHF-R, winner of the Innovations In Technology Award in the Audio category at the NSCA.

The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) Expo took place in Las Vegas March 16-18, bringing together integrators and manufacturers in the areas of audio, video, presentation, safety, and related technologies. One of the show’s highlights was the annual Innovations In Technology Awards, voted on by the membership and presented by NSCA President Chuck Wilson.

The winning entrant in the Audio category was the Shure UHF-R wireless system, the company’s new RF system. The UHF-R offers 2400 discrete channels across a 60MHz bandwidth, allowing a conservatively specified 40 simultaneous channels of operation per band. Up to 108 simultaneous channels can be obtained by using multiple bands, and receivers can store up to 60 custom frequency groups via flash memory. Audio features include availability of a wide range of microphone capsules, and significantly reduced companding effects through the integration of Shure’s Audio Reference Companding scheme.

The UHF-R is designed for quick, intuitive setup of large, networked wireless productions using USB or Ethernet protocols, with monitoring and management of all system functions available via the included Wireless Workbench software for PCs. Heavy-duty receiver hardware occupies a full rack space (1RU) and is available in single or dual receiver configurations. Broadcast observers have seen the UHF-R in a flurry of recent broadcast events, including the Super Bowl, Grammy Awards and Oscars.

The other finalists in the audio category of the Innovations In Technology Awards were the Yamaha M7CL digital mixing console and LightViper VIS-4832 digital snake head by Fiberplex.

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