ISE 2015: Shure Demos Next-Gen Camera Control, New Digital Wireless Systems
Shure exhibited a new version of the Camera Control System for conferencing audio applications at ISE 2015, the DIS CP 7890. Designed to integrate with the DIS DCS 6000 conference or DDS 5900 discussion systems, the package allows remote set up and control of a camera system for conferences, discussions or meeting spaces.
The CP 7890 controls up to four cameras, allowing a visual feed to automatically ‘follow’ the active microphone in the system. In this way the camera system is always displaying the person currently talking in the discussion or conference. The CP 7890 camera control system provides a steady, consistent camera feed, making it perfect for live broadcast or archival recording.
The CP 7890 is controlled via a setup app, originally only available for use on Apple iPads, and now also available for Android tablets. Downloads are available from Apple’s App Store or from the Google Play Store. The app can save up to 400 camera presets for up to four connected cameras, and memorize up to three camera layouts or ‘Room’
presets. The camera views are saved to the controller unit, which contains preloaded Shure control software for plug-and-play operation. An improved setup/control interface makes the setup easier and more intuitive.
A camera hardware controller box, power supply, router, camera cable and user guide are included. The system operates with most cameras which support the VISCA protocol, and is supplied with everything to make the ‘video-follow-audio’ system work. For camera recommendations please get in touch with your Shure DIS Partner or the Shure EMEA support.
“In meeting rooms, educational institutions, or local government organizations where a video operator is often not available, the CP 7890 can perfectly fill the gap” comments Carsten Nielsen, Senior Product Manager at Shure Scandinavia, “it easily integrates a video camera system with the DDS 5900 or DCS 6000 system, minimizing the installation and setup time for technicians.”
Shure also introduced the QLX-D Digital Wireless System. Delivering exceptional wireless performance with transparent 24-bit digital audio, QLX-D features networked control and compatibility with Shure’s intelligent rechargeable battery technology.
QLX-D Digital Wireless transmits accurate audio with extended, flat frequency response. The system’s automatic channel scan and IR sync make finding and assigning an open frequency quick and easy. Ideal for live sound events as well as installations at corporate and government facilities, academic institutions, houses of worship, hotels, music venues, and more, QLX-D’s solid RF performance enables users to confidently cover applications with diverse requirements.
“This system packs in a lot of sophistication and delivers incredible wireless audio performance. It has outstanding spectrum efficiency and frequency bands covering up to 72 MHz, allowing QLX-D users to operate more channels on-air than with any other wireless system in its class,” said Erik Vaveris, Wireless Category Director at Shure. “QLX-D uses the same technology as our high end digital wireless systems in a more affordable package with a streamlined feature set.”
With all-metal construction, QLX-D is built to match demanding environments. AES-256 encryption comes standard and can be enabled for secure wireless transmission. The system’s intelligent lithium-ion rechargeable power options can provide up to ten hours of continuous use and report remaining runtime in hours and minutes. QLX-D transmitters can also run on standard AA batteries for up to nine hours.
QLX-D works with powerful networking tools, including Shure Wireless Workbench® 6 control software, third-party control systems (AMX/Crestron), and iOS devices for control and monitoring with the ShurePlusTM Channels mobile app.