The recently launched Shure Axient wireless management network was in use during this year's Catholic Day in Mannheim which took place from 16th to 20th May 2012. With more than 1,200 individual events and 80 clerical services that saw 80,000 visitors in five days, a very large number of wireless microphones were used. Accordingly, failsafe radio transmission posed a major challenge for the engineers and the wireless radio technology.
In order to ensure absolute transmission reliability during the two main events - the Eucharist mass on Ascension Day and the main service on Sunday, audio-service provider Crystal Sound from Karlsruhe opted for Axient with its innovative diversity mode. In this mode, the signal is available on two different transmission frequencies so that, should a failure occur, the receiver can immediately and completely inaudibly switch to the back-up frequency without the need for manual intervention.
Other features such as ShowLink™, which enables bidirectional communication between the transmitter and receiver, as well as control over the Wireless Workbench software or the lithium-ion rechargeable technology round off Axient’s image as the new high-end standard in wireless technology.