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  • Sam Drazin
    Adding Backup Frequencies
    Topic posted November 15, 2011 by Sam DrazinExpert, tagged how-to 
    Title:
    Adding Backup Frequencies
    Description:

    Overview

    Backup frequency management is a new feature to Wireless Workbench 6. You can request backup frequencies for networked and non-networked devices in advance, or configure Wireless Workbench to automatically calculate as many backup frequencies as possible.

    Related Links

    What Are Backup Frequencies?

    Backup frequencies are frequencies that are designated as spares for devices in your inventory. There are two classes of backup frequencies in Wireless Workbench:

    • Requested
    • Automatic

    Each of these types of backups are handled slightly differently within Wireless Workbench. They are explained in greater detail below.

    Requested Backups

    Requested backups are backup frequencies that you explicitly ask for. They can be added via the Add New Device dialog.

    Select the "Add new device" button from the global menu bar, and specify the Manufacturer, Model, and Band of the device you'd like to add backups for. Note that you can add active devices into your inventory at the same time while adding backup frequencies.

    To add only backup frequencies without adding devices into inventory, set the number of "Active Devices" to zero. Specify the number of backups you would like to add by entering that number in the "Backup Frequencies" field. Select "Add" to add them.

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    The status message at the bottom of the Add New Device dialog will confirm that they were successfully added. Backup frequencies are not displayed in the inventory view. Instead, they are shown in the bottom section of the Channel Summary dialog, accessible from the top right button within the Frequency Coordination tab.

    When you perform Frequency Coordination, you will see that your requested backup frequencies will be calculated by the frequency calculator. The count of successfully calculated backups will be shown in the "Backups" column of the RF Coordination Results panel.

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    NOTE: Under the Primary/Backups columns, X/Y is a ratio that indicates the number of found vs. requested frequencies, where:

    • X is the number of found frequencies
    • Y is the number of requested frequencies

    Check out the Frequency Coordination tutorial video for more information on Frequency Coordination.

    Automatic Backups

    Automatic backups are backup frequencies that Wireless Workbench can be configured to calculate. When this option is enabled, the frequency calculator will calculate as many backup frequencies as possible.

    NOTE: Calculation of automatic backup frequencies will only occur after all requested primary and backup frequencies have been found, so enabling this preference will never take precedence over your specified (requested) frequencies.

    To enable this option, open the Preferences menu, and access the Coordination tab. Check the preference that reads "Automatically calculate backup frequencies". Press "Save" to commit this change.

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    Now when you perform Frequency Coordination, you will see that all requested frequencies will be calculated first (primaries and backups). Once these frequencies have been calculated, automatic backup frequencies will begin to be calculated by the frequency calculator.

    The count of successfully calculated automatic backups will be shown in the "Backups" column of the RF Coordination Results panel. When automatic backups are found, you will see results like "54/4" in the Backups column, indicating that more frequencies were found than requested.

    The calculator will search for automatic backups until it appears that no more will be found. This may take some time, and you can stop the calculator at any time if sufficient backups have already been found. Press the "Stop" button to end the calculation and keep the results up to that point.

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    Check out the Frequency Coordination tutorial video for more information on Frequency Coordination.

    Adding Backup Frequencies to Existing Coordination

    You may find yourself in the situation where you want to add backup frequencies to an existing coordination. To do this, open the Add New Device dialog, and specify the backup frequencies you want to add (by selecting Manufacturer/Model/Band, and number of backups to add).

    NOTE: Be sure to specify the number of Active Devices as zero if you don't want to add any more primary devices to your inventory.

    You will now need to calculate new frequencies for only those newly added backups without changing the frequency values of the other channels in your existing coordination. This is done by selecting only the channels that should receive new frequencies (eg: the backups you just added) in the Channel Summary dialog.

    On the Frequency Coordination tab, select "Manage Channels..." to open the Channel Summary dialog.

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    The Channel Summary dialog is displayed. Every channel checked is slotted to receive a new frequency the next time frequency coordination is performed. In this example, we have two primary channels (AXT400 A) that already have frequency values, and we want to keep them there. We uncheck them to specify this.

    We added four backup frequencies to this coordination, all of which do not have frequency values and need to be coordinated. These will be checked. Select "OK" to commit these changes.

    NOTE: The Channel Summary dialog will retain the selection state of all channels. Be sure to inspect this window before you perform frequency coordination to ensure that the right selections are made.

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    The next time frequency coordination is performed, notice that no primary frequencies will be calculated, and only the four checked backups will receive new frequencies.

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    We have successfully added backup frequencies with compatible frequency values to an existing coordination without modifying our initial inventory.

    For a full description of how to select certain frequencies from the Channel Summary dialog (a.k.a. "Channel Management dialog"), consult the Add Frequencies to an Existing Coordination tutorial video.

  • Sam Drazin
    Setting up Channel Strips and Configuring the Monitor Tab2
    Topic posted November 15, 2011 by Sam DrazinExpert, tagged how-to 
    Title:
    Setting up Channel Strips and Configuring the Monitor Tab
    Description:

    Overview

    The Monitor tab is a view of Wireless Workbench where you can display a set of parameters for all networked Shure wireless equipment in a single window. Channel strips display a set of channel parameters, and can be configured depending on the model of device.

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    Relevant Devices

    Wireless Workbench 6 renders channel strips for networked Shure wireless microphone/PSM systems only. This includes the following devices:

    • AXT400 receivers
    • PSM1000 Transmitter
    • UHF-R receivers (UR4S, UR4D, MW4S, MW4D, UR4S+, UR4D+, etc...)

    With a properly configured network, you will be able to access the channel strips for any of the devices listed above. While online, you can control certain parameters of the physical devices themselves via Wireless Workbench.

    Access

    Channel strips are accessed from either the Monitor tab. You can view a channel strip for both offline and online devices. A device must be in the inventory for you to access it's channel strip. Either add devices from the Add New Device dialog, or discover them from your network.

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    Switch to the Monitor Tab. There are two portions of this view which you will interact with.

    • The column on the right is called the "Device Chooser". This will display all channels for which channel strips can be displayed in the "Channels" section.
    • The large area on the left with the dark background is the "Monitor View". When you select for channel strips to be displayed, this is where they will show up.

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    Display a Channel Strip

    To display a channel strip, click the channel of a device from the Device Chooser. The channel will be highlighted green, and its channel strip will be displayed on the Monitor View.

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    You can display as many channel strips as you would like at a given time.

    Configuring Channel Strips

    For each model/type of device, you can configure which parameters are displayed on its channel strip. Right-click anywhere in the Monitor View and select "Channel Strip Settings".

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    The Channel Strip Settings dialog is displayed. This dialog will allow you to specify which parameters will be shown for the different Shure wireless devices.

    First, you can dictate how many channel strips will be displayed per-row. The "Select number of channels per row" field will control how many strips-wide your layout will be before adding channel strips to the next row. This value is set to 14 by default.

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    Next, you will see tabs for each type of device. On the "Microphones" tab, you can add the parameters you would like to see for all microphone channel strips.

    Parameters on the left (under "Available Parameters") are not currently displayed, while parameters on the right (under "Current Channel Strip Configuration") are. To add parameters to be displayed, select them on the left, and select "Add".

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    Once you have added all desired settings for microphone channel strips, proceed on to PSM strips and follow the same steps.

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    Select "OK" to confirm your changes, and notice that your channel strips update to show the requested parameters.

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    Drag the channel strips into a different order to rearrange them. When you save a show file, the last channel strip configuration will be remembered.

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    Channel Groups

    You might have a group of channels that you associate with one-another, and always want to see at the same time. Wireless Workbench provides Channel Groups for this scenario.

    In the Device Chooser, expand the section entitled "Channel Groups".

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    Select "Add Group" and enter the name of your channel group.

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    Once created, you are ready to add channels to the group. Ensure that the channel is selected in the Channels area (highlighted green), and drag the channel's name to the Channel Group area, dropping it onto the group you'd like to add it to.

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    The channel name will be displayed under the group name when it has been successfully added.

    Continue to add selected channels to your group. Once complete, you can select the group from the Channel Groups area. When you select a channel group, it will hide all other channel strips being displayed, and only show that group.

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    You can build up multiple channel groups, and even include the same channels in multiple groups to customize displays within your Monitor View.

    This method is recommended when viewing large numbers of channels. Organizing them into groups will allow for quick access to a subset of channels, and keep the Monitor View uncluttered.

  • clownpleco
    How to add in Sennheiser ew500's Generation 11
    Topic posted January 28, 2014 by clownplecoNovice, tagged how-to 
    Title:
    How to add in Sennheiser ew500's Generation 1
    Description:

    We just purchase 2 new ULX wireless and I need to some frequency coordination.  My old Sennheiser EW500 generation 1's are not in the list, suggestions what to do?  I know they are bank/band A.  I tried using Gen 2, but that has more frequencies available then Gen 1.

  • Sam Drazin
    Scanning the 2.4 GHz Spectrum
    Topic posted November 11, 2011 by Sam DrazinExpert, tagged how-to 
    Title:
    Scanning the 2.4 GHz Spectrum
    Description:

    Overview

    With the AXT610 Wireless Access Point, you can scan the 2.4 GHz spectrum. This will be helpful in diagnosing how your Axient system's ShowLink network will handle in a certain venue, as well as getting a general feel for the RF traffic in that range.

    Related Links

    Required Materials

    In order to scan the 2.4 GHz spectrum, you will need an AXT610 Wireless Access Point. To power the AXT610, it will either need to be connected to an ethernet port that has Power over Ethernet (PoE), or externally powered with it's own power supply.

    ShowLink Plot

    The ShowLink Plot is Wireless Workbench's utility which allows you to scan the 2.4 GHz spectrum, save scans as files, and open old scans to review.

    First, ensure that your AXT610 is online. You will see it populated in the ShowLink Access Point section of the inventory. This is the device that will scan the 2.4 GHz spectrum.

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    To access this plot, from the global menu bar, select "ShowLink Plot".

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    The ShowLink Plot opens.

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    From the left sidebar, select "Add Access Point..." to view all available AXT610s on the network, and check the one you want to use to scan. Press "Save" to add the Access Point as a scanner.

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    The Device ID of the Access Point that you added will now show up in the "Access Point:" section in the left sidebar of the ShowLink Plot. This confirms that the device is ready to be used as a scanner.

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    To begin the scan of the 2.4 GHz spectrum, ensure that the Device ID of the Access Point is selected in the drop-down of available Access Points. Press "Start" to begin the scan.

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    As the Access Point begins to scan, you will see two plot areas populate with data.

    The bottom plot window shows the real-time scan data, marked by the green plot lines.

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    The following overlays are displayed and can be toggled by de/selecting them from the Overlays section on the left sidebar:

    • The red overlay represents the Peak Hold of RF levels for the entire length of the scan
    • The yellow overlay represents the average RF levels for the entire length of the scan

    The top section of the plot shows a history of the real-time scans, where time is displayed on the Y (vertical) axis.

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    Each pass of the scan adds another horizontal slice to the top of the scrolling scan. Higher energy seen in the spectrum will result in warmer colors being displayed. Use the legend on the top right to gauge how strong of a signal is being seen by the Access Point.

    Other Elements of the Plot

    Notice that there is a wide marker labeled with the Device ID of your online Access Point. This marker indicates your Access Point's channel assignment within the 2.4 GHz spectrum. The channel settings for an Access Point can be configured from the Properties panel of the AXT610.

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    There is a zoom bar at the top of the plot as well, which allows you to narrow in on a range of the spectrum to have a closer look with higher resolution.

    A time slider and play/stop controls at the bottom of the plot window allow you to scroll through and progress through the captured scan data.

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    Saving a Scan

    Once your scan is complete, press "Stop" on the left sidebar to end the scan.

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    The data for your scan currently lives in the active Wireless Workbench session. To save it to a file, right-click on the Device ID of your scanner listed in the top left within the "Access Point:" section, and select "Save...".

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    Save your scan file. This file can now be sent via email, or saved to external memory devices and brought to other instances of Wireless Workbench.

    To import a scan file, select the Open folder icon underneath the "Files:" section on the left sidebar. Browse to your file, and select open.

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    Once imported, you will be able to view your scan file and browse through each pass of the scan, using the time slider at the bottom of the plot window.

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  • bdmcd
    WWB 6.9 ability to discover non-shure gear2
    Topic posted February 4, 2014 by bdmcdNovice, tagged how-to 
    Title:
    WWB 6.9 ability to discover non-shure gear
    Personal Computer:
    Macbook Pro
    OSX 10.9.1
    8 Gb 1333 Ram
    Description:

    I have 24 channels of Sennheiser EM2050, 10 channels of UR4D, 8 Telex BTR-700 and a variety of other gear that is rented on a show by show basis.  My goal is to use WWB6 to coordinate all the gear (Sennheiser's WSS isn't as good and doesn't support other manufacturers).  I can't get WWB6 to see the Sennheiser units.  My thought is to have the software have the Shure and the Sennheiser gear online and enter the telex (it's not networkable) manually.

    Is there something I'm missing that allows WWB to see the EM2050's?  If I load WSM I can see all of them so I know they're on the network.

    I'm using DHCP with everything set to auto. 

     

    thanks!!!

     

    Brian

  • Sam Drazin
    How do I access a coordination report?4
    Topic posted November 4, 2011 by Sam DrazinExpert, tagged how-to 
    Title:
    How do I access a coordination report?
    Description:

    Overview

    A coordination report is a document that summarizes a list of the channels for which new frequencies were most recently calculated. This report might be useful to distribute to A2s tuning gear to specific frequencies, clients to portray a full listing of devices and their assigned frequencies, or even yourself to keep a record of a particular coordination.

    Related Links

    Access

    To access a coordination report, you must have devices in your inventory and perform Frequency Coordination.

    First, navigate to the Frequency Coordination tab. Select "Manage Channels..." from the right sidebar to access the Channel Summary dialog.

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    Ensure that all the channels you want to calculate new frequencies for (and to be included in your coordination report) are checked. Note that any checked backup frequencies will also be included as a part of the coordination report.

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    Select "OK" to close the dialog.

    Ensure that all other parameters for Frequency Coordination are configured. Consult the Frequency Coordination tutorial video for more details on each of the controllable parameters that impact Frequency Coordination.

    To begin Frequency Coordination, select "Calculate New Frequencies".

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    The RF Coordination Results dialog will be displayed, and show progress as the channels that requested frequencies are calculated for.

    Once complete, the RF Coordination Results dialog will display a summary of all frequencies found. It is from this dialog that you must access the coordination report.

    Select the "Export" button, and from the drop-down menu, select "Coordination Report...".

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    A Coordination Report configurator will pop up, allowing you to show or hide certain sections of the report. Once the report is configured to your liking, select "Generate Report.

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    The Coordination Report will be displayed for your review.

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    From this dialog, you can browse all elements of the report you elected to view, as well as print the report, or save it to a variety of formats. The Coordination Report can be saved as:

    • PDF
    • Text file (.txt)
    • Comma separated values (.csv)

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    Once saved, you can reprint, distribute, or archive the coordination report.

    Deployment

    NOTE: Pressing "Calculate New Frequencies" and waiting for the calculation to complete does not deploy found frequencies to online Shure devices. In order to deploy the coordinated solution, you must press "Deploy to Inventory" from the RF Coordination Results dialog. A subsequent dialog will summarize the success of the deployment.

  • Sam Drazin
    Creating Exclusions2
    Topic posted November 23, 2011 by Sam DrazinExpert, tagged how-to 
    Title:
    Creating Exclusions
    Description:

    Overview

    Exclusions are inputs into the frequency calculator that disallow active devices and backup frequencies from being tuned to those specific values, and can be specified as single frequencies or frequency ranges. You can create three different types of exclusions:

    • TV Exclusions
    • Scan Data Exclusions
    • Manual Exclusions

    Related Links:

    Creating TV Exclusions

    There are two primary methods which allow you to avoid the RF interference associated with near-by TV stations. The first of which is to use the built-in TV database. This database holds records for a large number of the TV antennas placed throughout the world. From the Frequency Coordination tab, select "Change TV Channels..." to access the TV Management dialog.

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    This dialog allows you to search by city/postal code, or specify precise latitude and longitude for your particular location. Once a location is established, a list of near-by TV stations will be selected based on the transmit power of the station, and it's proximity to the location specified.

    We'll walk through how to search for a postal code for a given city. First, ensure that "City" is selected as the Location Setup option. Then, choose the country in which you'd like to search.

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    If you know the postal code of your location, enter it in the Postal Code field, and select "Search".

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    If you don't know the postal code, enter the city name, and select the appropriate state from the State drop-down. Select "Find Postal Code". This will return a list of all available postal codes for that city in the Postal Code field. Select a postal code, and then select "Search".

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    Once "Search" has been selected, the TV Channel List will be populated with TV stations that are close enough to cause interference in the specified location. You have just created a list of TV exclusions. You can check additional channels from the list, uncheck some that were automatically selected, and export a list to share.

    Press "Save" to commit these TV Exclusions. Once saved, all checked channels will be completely avoided when calculating frequencies.

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    The Coordination Plot will reflect any excluded channels with red vertical bars. Each channel that was checked in the TV Management dialog will display one of these bars. The right sidebar will also summarize the total number of TV channels being avoided.

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    It is important to note that the exclusion ranges from TV exclusions are based on the location of TV channels and the known stations surrounding the location you specify. No live scan data will impact the designation of TV channels when selected from the TV Management dialog.

    To create exclusion ranges based on live scan data from the current RF environment, we'll walk through creating scan data exclusions

    Creating Scan Data Exclusions

    Scan data exclusions are exclusions the calculator will avoid based on scan data levels and the exclusion threshold. Let's define each of those briefly:

    • Scan data: data recorded by a device capable of scanning (AXT400, AXT600, UR4, P10R, etc) and saved in a file format, or displayed in Wireless Workbench live from the device.
    • Exclusion threshold: the threshold which decides whether RF energy at a certain frequency will be avoided or not. This is represented by the red horizontal line in the Coordination Plot within Wireless Workbench.

    Wireless Workbench can be configured to create exclusions when scan data is present in the Coordination Plot automatically. Open the Preferences menu and access the Coordination tab.

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    The setting is called "Automatically calculate exclusions from scan data". When checked, any scan data in the Coordination plot (the plot view inside the Frequency Coordination tab) will be used to generate a list of exclusion frequencies and ranges.

    Setting the exclusion threshold at different levels will alter the exclusions generated in real-time. This can be verified by changing the exclusion threshold, and noticing the number of excluded frequencies and ranges change in the right sidebar under the Additional Exclusions section.

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    All generated exclusions will be listed in the Exclusions dialog, accessible by selecting "Change Exclusions...". Here, you can enable/disable exclusions by selecting/deselecting them. Exclusion lists can also be exported and imported from this dialog.

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    Creating Manual Exclusions

    From the Exclusions dialog, you can add exclusions manually. Exclusions can be single frequencies, or frequency ranges. To add an exclusion, select "Change Exclusions..." from the Frequency Coordination right sidebar.

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    You will be presented with the current list of exclusions. To add a manual exclusion, select "Add New Row". A new row will be added to the bottom of the list.

    Select the type of exclusion as either a frequency (to avoid a single frequency value), or range (to avoid all frequencies between two frequency values, including the bounds).

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    For single frequency exclusions, only enter a value in the "Start" column. Ranges will require values in both the "Start" and "Stop" columns. Notice that the value of the "Source" field for the added row is "User Defined", indicating that this is a manually added exclusion.

    Press "Save" when you are done adding exclusions.

  • Admin
    How to Import & Install Firmware
    Topic posted February 27, 2014 by AdminProficient, tagged how-to 
    Title:
    How to Import & Install Firmware
    Description:

    Launch the Shure Update Utility.

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    Navigate to the "Firmware" tab.

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    Select the “Import” button.

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    Browse for one or more firmware packages, and select "Open" to import them.

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    Once imported, these firmware versions will be displayed under the appropriate model in the Firmware tab with a blue pip, indicating that the firmware is new to the Shure Update Utility.

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    To send the imported firmware to a device, ensure the device is displayed in the "Update Devices" tab. See the Troubleshooting page in the Shure Update Utility help system if your devices are not displayed.

    In the "Version to Install" column, select the imported version of firmware for the devices you would like to update. Remember that portable devices are updated through their associated rack devices, and the portable firmware must first be sent to the rack device. Once the portable firmware resides within the rack device, the portable can be updated via the IR port.

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    Select "Send Updates...".

  • Sam Drazin
    How do I create and utilize zones?
    Topic posted November 9, 2011 by Sam DrazinExpert, tagged how-to 
    Title:
    How do I create and utilize zones?
    Description:

    Overview - What is a "Zone"

    If you are setting up wireless devices in a large space, such as a campus with multiple rooms, you may be able to divide the environment into zones and increase the number of frequencies available.

    To maximize the number of frequencies available for larger venues such as corporate campuses, festival venues, and theaters, you may be able to divide the environment into zones. Creating zones in Wireless Workbench tells the frequency compatibility calculator to assume that systems in one zone will not create intermodulation distortion with systems in another zone.

    The key is to place the devices in different zones and provide enough RF separation between each zone to prevent intermodulation distortion (IMD). Factors that must be considered when creating zones are the physical distance between zones, occlusion by building materials, the volume of surrounding RF traffic, transmitter output power, antenna selection and placement, and overall quality of the wireless system.

    Ideally, devices assigned to separate zones should be physically separated by walls. Other factors that must be considered when creating zones are volume of surrounding RF traffic, transmitter output power, antenna placement, and overall quality of the wireless system.

    Related Links

    Zones and Intermodulation Products

    When multiple zones are present, Wireless Workbench will calculate a multi-zone compatible frequency list. When you create multiple zones, you are telling Wireless Workbench the equipment is far enough apart to avoid creating intermodulation products. Calculating compatible frequencies for zones with Wireless Workbench will ensure a solution with no channel-to-channel conflicts.

    Assigning Equipment to Zones

    A device cannot be in multiple zones. This means that a receiver with multiple channels must all use channels within the same zone. Additionally, any linked transmitter and receiver pairs must be within the same zone.

    Zones and Spectrum Managers

    Each zone created in Wireless Workbench requires an AXT600 Spectrum Manager to deploy frequencies to the equipment assigned to that zone. When Workbench calculates a frequency list, it will use the zone information to create and deploy a frequency solution to each zone.

    Saving Zones Across Sessions

    The zone parameter is not stored on devices. To save the zones in Wireless Workbench, you must save your show file. Otherwise, when the equipment goes offline and then comes back live on the network, all equipment will be shown in the same zone.

    Creating a Zone in Wireless Workbench

    Zones can be created in Wireless Workbench from several locations in the application. First, we'll discuss creating zones from the Add New Device dialog.

    While populating your inventory with offline devices and backups, you can specify to add these channels to specific zones. To choose from existing zones, this is done by selecting a particular value from the Zone drop-down in the Device Properties section.

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    You can also create new zone by selecting the "Edit Zone..." drop-down and choosing "New Zone."

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    The New Zone dialog will prompt you to name a new zone, which can then be used to contain devices.

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    Zones can also be created and assigned from the Inventory tab. In the right sidebar of the Inventory tab, the bottom section, entitled "By Zone", shows a list of all available zones. The check boxes next to each zone allow you to filter your inventory by zone assignment.

    To create a zone from this view, right-click within the By Zone box, and select "New...". The New Zone dialog prompts you to name a new zone.

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    Make sure the Zone column is displayed to easily view and edit the zone of a given device from the Inventory view. Right-click in the header section of the inventory view, and ensure that "Zone" is checked.

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    To assign devices to a zone from the Inventory view, you can do one of several actions:

    • Drag and drop the zone from the sidebar area on to the Zone area of a device's row.

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    • Double click the Zone area of a device's row to select its zone from a drop-down of all available zones

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    Assigning Spectrum Managers to Zones

    Once your zones are created and devices are assigned to the zones of your liking, you can begin to take advantage of the efficiencies that come with zone coordination.

    If you have one or more Spectrum Managers, frequencies can be deployed to them such that they constantly monitor backup frequencies for those devices. This is configured after calculation in the RF Coordination Results dialog.

    For full details on Frequency Coordination and how to navigate the workflow, consult the Frequency Coordination tutorial video.

    After a solution has been calculated, you will have the opportunity to assign each zone a Spectrum Manager, assuming each zone has a Spectrum Manager within it (Spectrum Managers are assigned to zones in the Inventory view, as described above).

    At the top of the summary section of the RF Coordination Results dialog, a table of all zones is displayed.

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    Each zone can be assigned one of two options:

    • A valid Spectrum Manager within it's zone that is not managing another zone
    • "None"

    When you select a specific Spectrum Manager for a given zone, upon deployment, all of that zone's frequencies will be sent to the Spectrum Manager, and it will monitor those frequencies in real time.

    When you select "None", Wireless Workbench will keep a list of all frequencies deployed to that zone, but no live monitoring of the quality of those frequencies will be performed.

    Viewing Deployed Frequencies

    Frequency lists for all zones, regardless of where they were deployed to (Spectrum Manager or Wireless Workbench, eg: "None") can be viewed post-deployment in the Frequency List window.

    From the global menu bar, select "Frequency List".

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    This will show a full listing of all deployed frequencies for each established zone. Zones with managing Spectrum Managers will show updating strengths of frequencies within their lists.

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  • Michael Calder
    Inventory Report Sort6
    Topic posted February 13, 2014 by Michael CalderNovice, tagged how-to 
    Title:
    Inventory Report Sort
    Shure Hardware:
    WW6 6.9.0.45
    Description:

    How do I sort the Inventory Report? I've looked everywhere in the program and can't find an answer in the forums.

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