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Chicago’s Navy Pier Uses Shure ULX-D Wireless to Overcome RF Challenges

Navy Pier in Chicago has overcome major RF interference by installing a Shure ULX-D wireless microphone system.

 Shure ULX-D Digital Wireless

Shure ULX-D Digital Wireless

In July, 2017, Navy Pier completed construction of the Polk Bros Park Performance Lawns, a renovated performance space. However, the Pier faced a major hurdle in finding a way to overcome the RF challenges that are common with these types of wireless installations in a major urban area.

OSA International, an audio/video contractor, chose to install the Shure system, to handle the problem. OSA installed eight channels of Shure ULX-D Digital Wireless, along with six Beta 58 handheld transmitters and ten ULX-D belt packs.

Since the installation, the Shure wireless system has provided exceptionally efficient RF performance, networked control, Dante digital audio and AES-256 encryption. With roughly ten venues on the Pier competing for wireless spectrum space, coordination was needed among the venues. OSA created group channel assignments with the ULX-D Digital Wireless system to handle the coordination.

By opting for the ULX-D wireless system, Shure has provided flawless audio through extremely efficient RF performance, networked control, reliability and ease of installation.

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