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    Properties Panels
    Topic posted November 15, 2011 by Sam DrazinExpert, last edited December 6, 2013 by AdminProficient, tagged how-to 
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    Properties Panels
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    Overview

    Wireless Workbench will typically be a portion of a large system of Shure wireless components, including Axient, PSM1000, and UHF-R devices. Properties panels act as your window to the hardware, giving you almost full access of device parameters and controls from your computer running Wireless Workbench 6.

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    Relevant Devices

    Wireless Workbench 6 renders properties panels for networked Shure wireless devices only. This includes the following devices:

    • AXT400 receivers
    • AXT600 Spectrum Manager
    • AXT610 ShowLink Access Point
    • AXT630/631 Antenna Distribution Amplifier
    • AXT900 Networked Charger
    • PSM1000 Transmitter
    • UHF-R receivers (UR4S, UR4D, MW4S, MW4D, UR4S+, UR4D+, etc...)

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

    Access

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

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    Inventory View

    To access a device's properties panel from the Inventory view, right-click on the device and select "Properties...". The device's properties panel will be displayed.

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    Monitor Tab

    To access a device's properties panel from the Monitor tab, that device's channel strip must be displayed. Consult the Setting up Channel Strips and Configuring the Monitor Tab page for more details on channel strips.

    Right-click on the device's channel strip and select "Properties". The device's properties panel will be displayed.

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    Content

    Each series of device offers a different set of parameters and controls, and the corresponding properties panels align with those differences. Let's walk through each of the different properties panels and inspect the controls they present.

    UHF-R/MW Receivers

    Here is an example of the UR4D properties panel. This panel only represents one channel of the UR4D, and would look the same for a channel of an MW receiver, or a UR4S as well.

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    There are three primary regions of controls on this panel.

    • The top-left area of the panel holds frequency settings, including the frequency, group and channel, band and TV channel of the device.
    • The top-right area of the panel holds more channel-specific information, including RF/audio meters, audio mute, transmitter tone key information, and firmware version of the device.
    • The bottom area of the panel is expandable and collapsible, and contains all network information for the device (shown expanded here).

    PSM1000 Transmitters

    Here is an example of the P10T properties panel. This panel only represents one channel of the PSM1000 transmitter.

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    There are three primary regions of controls on this panel.

    • The top-left area of the panel holds frequency settings, including the frequency, group and channel, band, TV channel, and firmware version of the device.
    • The top-right area of the panel holds more channel-specific information, including audio meters, audio level, RF power, and RF Mute.
    • The bottom area of the panel is expandable and collapsible, and contains all network information for the device (shown collapsed here).

    Axient Receivers

    Here is an example of the AXT400 properties panel. This panel only represents one channel of the AXT400 receiver.

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    There are three primary regions of controls on this panel.

    • The top-left area of the panel holds the RF/audio meters of the channel, and several device properties including Device ID and band.
    • The top-right area of the panel holds more channel-specific information, including transmitter tone key information, frequency, and group and channel.
    • The bottom area of the panel is expandable and collapsible, and contains four tabs of receiver properties
    • Radio: properties from the "Radio" menu of the front panel are kept here. Manage Interference Detection, Frequency Diversity mode, and various other settings relating to RF transmission here.

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    • Audio: properties from the "Audio" menu of the front panel are kept here. Manage analog output, digital sample rate, and other audio settings here.

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    • Utilities: properties from the "Util" menu of the front panel are kept here. Manage network settings, device locks, and other device-wide properties here.

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    • Tx: properties from the "Tx" menu of the front panel are kept here. Manage linked transmitters and IR Presets here.

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    Axient Spectrum Managers

    Here is an example of the AXT600 properties panel.

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    The properties panel for the Spectrum Manager holds three main sections of controls.

    • The drop-down boxes on the left outline modifiable settings of the Spectrum Manager.
    • The table on the right is a live view of the Spectrum Manager's Compatible Frequency List, or CFL.
    • The bottom area of the panel is expandable and collapsible, and contains all network information for the device (shown collapsed here).

    With the live view of the CFL, you can observe the Spectrum Manager as it monitors all backup frequencies that it received during the last deployment, and watch each frequency's dBm level change with the shifting RF environment.

    Axient ShowLink Access Points

    Here is an example of the AXT610 properties panel.

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    The Access Point properties panel shows several stats regarding the device's current state.

    • Set either Automatic or a specific channel to dictate where in the 2.4 GHz spectrum the Access Point operates.
    • The meter on the left shows the device's used capacity for device management.
    • The "Connected" section on the right shows all linked transmitters communicating through the device. Mouse over the Transmitter's Device ID to see the current ShowLink signal strength.
    • The bottom area of the panel is expandable and collapsible, and contains all network information for the device (shown collapsed here).

    Consult the Scanning the 2.4 GHz Spectrum page for more information on using the Access Point as a scanner.

    Axient Antenna Distribution Amplifiers

    Here is an example of the AXT630/AXT631 properties panel.

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    There are a collection of device properties that can be set from this panel. Network settings are available from within the collapsible portion on the bottom (shown collapsed here).

    Axient Networked Chargers

    Here is an example of the AXT900 properties panel.

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    Up to four battery bays with two slots each can be held by the AXT900. When populated, the battery color and text will display its percentage of current charge. Stats on the battery's health and life are listed below when a certain battery is selected.

    The bottom area of the panel is expandable and collapsible, and contains all network information for the device (shown collapsed here).

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