QSC, LLC and Shure Incorporated are proud to announce an expanded level of
integration between Shure Microflex® Advance™ and Microflex® Wireless
microphones with the entire Q-SYS™ Platform. The partnership includes the release
of new control plug-ins for the Shure MXA910 Ceiling Array Microphone and
Microflex Wireless microphone systems. The latest Q-SYS Designer Software v5.3
update enables a multitude of audio connectivity options including audio integration
via Dante, analogue audio as well as AES67. Simple setup and configuration is
assured with the addition of a detailed quick start guide to integrate audio and
control between the Shure and QSC systems.

The Shure MXA910 Control plug-in, co-developed by QSC and Shure, allows a
myriad of different audio control, pre-set recall, and monitoring functions on the
MXA910 from the Q-SYS platform using Q-SYS peripherals and touch screen
controllers. Because the MXA910 control plug-in is decoupled from the audio
integration method in Q-SYS, it lets the integrator use the plug-in for control while
being able to choose between different audio transport methods, whether that be
via analogue audio using the Shure ANI series, the Q-SYS Dante Bridging card, or
the newly-introduced AES67 software support on the Q-SYS Core processor series.
By using AES67 as the audio integration method, every Q-SYS Core processor in the
platform can be easily integrated with the MXA910 without any additional hardware
bridging devices or software licenses. This includes the class-leading Q-SYS Core
110f, offering the industry’s most cost effective pairing of DSP, AV Bridging, and
Control with its 16 channels of AEC, which can accommodate up to two MXA910s in
a single rack space over a single network connection.

The setup guide, also co-developed by QSC and Shure, provides step-by-step
instructions on how to integrate the MXA910 with Q-SYS using AES67 for networked
audio streaming and the built-in plug-in for control and monitoring of the MXA910
from Q-SYS.

“Integration at the software layer between Q-SYS and the Shure Microflex
networked microphones provides integrators with the ability to offer truly unified,
AV solutions to their end users for projects of any scale, including those leveraging
the new Q-SYS AV-to-USB Bridging solution for conference room camera
connectivity to soft-codec applications,’ explained Martin Barbour, Product Manager
for Installed Systems at QSC. “By decoupling control integration from the audio
transport mechanism, we offer the integrator the ability to choose the most
appropriate audio transport method for their application while ensuring best-in-class
performance from microphone through to loudspeaker, including all processing and
amplification in between.’

Furthermore, because Q-SYS is the only software-based audio, video, and control
Linux realtime operating system (RTOS) platform, it will enable QSC and Shure
developers to expand the library of control plug-ins to other Shure products and
allow integrators to incorporate them into future designs with a simple software

The Shure MXA Control Plug-in and setup guide will be available with the release of
Q-SYS Designer Software v5.3 in early January 2017.