NAB 2016: Shure ULX-D, QLX-D now available in VHF band

Shure has revealed at the NAB Show this week that two of its digital wireless systems – ULX-D and QLX-D – are now available in VHF spectrum.

The new VHF options provide users with 42 MHz of tuning bandwidth in spectrum that Shure says matches the predictability and usability of today’s increasingly crowded UHF TV band.

The ULX-D and QLX-D VHF systems and accessories have the same features and benefits that the UHF systems offer, including spectrum efficiency, recharging accessories, networking options, and rugged construction for everyday use.

According to the company, ULX-D Digital Wireless offers ‘extremely efficient’ RF performance, networked control, Dante digital audio (on ULXD4D and ULXD4Q dual and quad receivers) and AES-256 encryption for professional sound reinforcement.

QLX-D on the other hand is said to deliver ‘defined, streamlined performance with transparent 24-bit digital audio’, along with ‘outstanding’ wireless functionality for live sound events and installations.

“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,” said 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.”

Additionally, 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 VHF versions will begin shipping in summer 2016. Catch Shure on booth #C2635 at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas this week.