Shure has revealed the latest version of its Wireless Workbench System Control Software.
Version 6.12 adds several new features to help wireless users better manage and monitor wireless system performance over the network, from pre-show planning through post-performance analysis.
Through the update, Shure has created Timeline – a new logging utility designed to capture essential channel status information over time. Information recorded includes RF level, antenna status, audio level, interference, ShowLink Remote Control status, and battery level.
With optimised data storage, Timeline can record data from all networked channels for an indefinite amount of time, given sufficient system resources. Wireless Workbench provides control over displayed information, enabling complete customisation of the visualised data to best suit user needs.
Version 6.12 also includes a new set of frequency coordination enhancements, designed to provide more flexibility and power to users coordinating solutions with high-channel counts, including:
- Scan Peak Management to process and classify peaks more accurately in scan data
- Ignore IMDs to manually ignore the Intermod (or IMD) spacing parameters associated with a given set of frequencies, enabling increased counts of calculated frequencies
- Customizable Coordination Order to adjust the order in which frequencies are coordinated by dragging and dropping groups of frequencies in the Coordination Workspace
Connecting to devices from a remote location will now be supported with version 6.12. With this update, Wireless Workbench 6 can connect to devices outside of a local network.
To accompany the extended reach of control that Wireless Workbench now exhibits across subnets, version 6.12 will also introduce support for Access Control – a new feature that will be added to select Shure networked devices. Access Control enables users to specify PINs for networked devices that protect the device from being manipulated by any Shure control software that have not authenticated.
“At its core, the enhanced features in Wireless Workbench 6.12 are dedicated to putting increased flexibility and added control into the hands of users who need it most,” said Sam Drazin, product manager at Shure. “By adding Timeline, select frequency coordination enhancements, and Remote Device Connection, we’re addressing the complex challenges that come with enterprise-level networks and high-tier frequency solutions.”
Wireless Workbench Version 6.12 is available for download here.