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Connect the Shure Dante Series Wireless Receiver to
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Connect the Shure Dante Series
Wireless Receiver to SymNet Dante Hardware
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Contents
Overview..............................................................................................................................................1
Dante Network Considerations ................................................................................................................1
Subscribe SymNet DSP Hardware to Dante Transmitted from the Shure ULXD4D...................................... 3
Subscribe SymNet xOut 12 Hardware to Dante Transmitter from the Shure ULXD4D................................. 9
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Overview
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Connect the Shure Dante Series Wireless Receiver to SymNet Dante Hardware
Overview
Dante is the most interoperable digital audio bus on the planet. Setting up Dante connections between hardware from different
manufacturers is straight-forward and can be performed with very little time and effort.
The Shure ULXD series of wireless receivers has several options with Dante capabilities. Integrating them with a SymNet system
saves costly analog wiring by allowing all wireless receivers to send Dante audio to the SymNet system over off-the-shelf,
gigabit, Ethernet networks or switches. For more info on Shure Dante receivers: http://www.shure.com/americas/products/
wireless-systems/ulxd-systems/ulxd4d-dual-channel-digital-wireless-receiver
Necessary items:
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SymNet Composer 1.2 or later installed on the host computer
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SymNet EDGE, Radius 12x8, Radius AEC, or xOut 12**
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Shure ULXD Dante enabled wireless receiver
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Dante Controller Software installed on the host computer
http://www.audinate.com/
**note: The SymNet xOut 12 requires having a SymNet DSP present for programming. Once programmed, the xOut 12 can function as a standalone Dante receiver for analog break-out applications.
Dante Network Considerations:
During commissioning of a system with the Shure ULXD Dante enabled wireless receiver and a SymNet device, most audio integrators will want to have both the Dante Controller Software and SymNet Composer running at the same time from the same laptop. In
order for the laptop to run the Dante Controller Software and simultaneously be online with SymNet hardware via SymNet Composer,
one of the following methods must be used.
1. LAN port used for both Dante Controller and SymNet Composer:
a. When the LAN port is used for both Dante Controller and SymNet Composer simultaneously, the Dante network and control network must be merged. Merging the two networks can be temporary or permanent depending on the needs of the customer and other network considerations. Merging the networks can be done in any of following three ways:
i. One Network Used for both Dante and Control: One Dante port and one Ethernet control port from each SymNet DSP unit (note: xOut 12 has only Dante ports) is connected to a common network or switch. Connect the laptop running Dante Controller and SymNet Composer into a spare port on the network or switch.
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ii. Separate Networks Used for Dante and Control: A separate network switch is used for Dante and
Ethernet Control, so a CAT5/6 cable is necessary to bridge the two networks. Once the two networks are bridged, connect the laptop running Dante Controller and SymNet Composer into a spare port on either network switch.
iii. SymNet Units are Daisy Chained: Use a short CAT5/6 patch cable to connect one unused Ethernet control port to an unused Dante port. Plug the host PC into the other unused Ethernet port.
WIRING KEY: Dante = GREEN, Ethernet/Control = RED, Dante/Ethernet Control Merger = BLUE
Once the Dante and Ethernet control networks have been merged, Dante Controller and SymNet Composer can both function
and communicate with hardware simultaneously from a single laptop’s LAN port.
One additional consideration is that if the Ethernet control network is DHCP and it is merged with a daisy chained, direct connected
Dante network, all Dante ports will receive a DHCP IP address. In most cases this is nothing to worry about, as long as there
are spare DHCP IP addresses within that particular subnet. Once the control and Dante network merge has been removed the
Dante ports will revert back to their direct connect IP addresses.
Using Dante Controller, it is also possible to assign static IP addresses to the Dante ports. Be aware that 172.x.x.x addresses
are reserved for redundant operation for the secondary port and should not be assigned statically to the primary Dante ports.
Doing so may cause the Dante ports to become unresponsive. Instead use class A (10.x.x.x), class B (169.254.x.x), or class C
(192.168.x.x) IP addresses when assigning static IP addresses to the primary Dante ports.
2. Laptop’s LAN port used for Dante Controller and the laptop’s wireless port used for SymNet Composer:
a. LAN Port used by Dante Controller: The laptop’s LAN port can be direct connected to an available SymNet Dante port when the SymNet unit’s Dante mode is set to “Switched”. Additionally, the laptop’s LAN port can plug directlyinto a third-party network switch that connects the Dante network ports.
b. Wireless Network Connection used by SymNet Composer: A third-party wireless access point can be connected to the SymNet unit’s Ethernet control ports, allowing the laptop’s wireless NIC to be used for SymNet Composer communication with the SymNet system. (Note: Dante is not compatible with wireless networks so don’t try to connect to your Dante network over wireless)
It is also worth noting that if separate laptops are used, one for Dante Controller and one for SymNet Composer, then merging
the Dante and Ethernet control networks is not necessary.
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Subscribe SymNet DSP Hardware to Dante Transmitted from the Shure ULXD4D:
These steps outline the procedure used in a SymNet Edge, Radius 12x8 or Radius AEC for creating permanent Dante subscriptions to a Shure ULXD4D Dante-enabled wireless receiver. These steps can be easily modified for use with any of the Shure
Dante-capable products.
Step 1:
Open Dante Controller by selecting Start->All Programs->Audinate->Dante Controller
Step 2:
The Dante Device Network of the Shure ULXD4D will be visible on the Routing page. In this example the name of the Dante
network device is ULXD4D-ffeceb. Write this name down for a later step.
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Step 3:
Next, click on the Device Status tab, and then double-click on the device name. In this case it is ULXD4D-ffeceb. This will
launch the Dante Controller Device View.
Step 4:
Click on the Transmit tab and then label all channels that you would like to receive in the Edge or Radius. The Shure ULXD4D, a
dual wireless microphone receiver, has two wireless microphone channels that can be transmitted over Dante, each on its own
channel. In this example the two channels have been named ULHD 1 and ULXD 2, respectively.
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Step 5:
On the Routing tab of Dante Controller, expand the Shure ULXD4D in the upper area of Dante Transmitters and confirm that the
two named channels are now listed.
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Step 6:
Next, open SymNet Composer, select locate hardware (Ctrl+Shift+L), and then enter the design view by double clicking on the
gray Edge, Radius 12x8, or Radius AEC icon.
Step 7:
In the Toolkit expand “Dante Transmit and Receive Flows” and drag a New Transmit/Receive Flow into the design.
Step 8:
A new Dante flow will be created and the Dante Flow Module Properties will appear.
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Name for new Dante Flow: can be anything and is only for organization in Composer.
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Channels in Flow: can be 1-8 channels. This example uses 2 channels for the Dante output of the Shure ULXD4D.
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Place Dante Flow Module: set to receive
• Source: check the box for External Dante Device Network Name and enter the network device name from step 2. The name of the network device must be typed exactly as displayed including any special characters or spaces in the name: ULXD4D-ffeceb
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Type: unicast
• Channel names: name both channels with exactly the same names given in step 4 using Dante Controller: ULXD 1 and ULXD 2
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Step 9:
Wire the Dante modules outputs into any module input or analog output. In this example the Dante module is wired into the
AEC Aux signals #3 and #4 of the 4 Channel AEC Input card installed in a SymNet Edge frame. The Shure ULXD4D audio passes
through the SymNet AEC algorithm and exists echo free from AEC Ins #3 and #4 (highlighted in yellow ).
Step 10:
Push the Composer site file to the SymNet hardware.
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Step 11:
In Dante Controller on the Routing Tab, expand Dante Receives and Dante Transmitters, the SymNet DSP should now show a
Dante connection to the Shure ULXD4D.
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Subscribe SymNet xOut 12 Hardware to Dante Transmitter from the Shure ULXD4D
Subscribe SymNet xOut 12 Hardware to Dante Transmitter from the Shure ULXD4D:
The SymNet xOut 12 can be used as a stand-alone Dante receiver; however it requires first being programmed by SymNet Composer through a SymNet Edge, Radius 12x8, or Radius AEC. Once programmed, the xOut 12 will continue to receive Dante audio
from a 3rd party source even after the SymNet DSP is removed from the system.
Using an xOut 12 as a standalone Dante receiver is also known as creating a Dante digital snake.
These steps outline the procedure used in a SymNet xOut 12 for creating a permanent Dante subscription to a Shure ULXD4D
Dante enabled, wireless receiver. These steps can be modified for use with any of Shure’s Dante-capable products.
Step 1 – 5 are identical to the steps outlined above for use with a SymNet DSP.
Step 6:
Next, open SymNet Composer, select locate hardware (Ctrl+Shift+L), and then enter the xOut 12 Unit Properties by double clicking on the gray xOut 12 icon.
Note: If SymNet Composer already contains a Dante Flow for receiving the Shure ULXD4D Dante audio, skip to step 11.
Step 7:
Click the “Dante Flow Manager” button (highlighted in blue above).
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Step 8:
Click the “New Dante Flow” button.
Step 9:
A new Dante flow will be created and Dante Flow Module Properties will pop-up.
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Name for new Dante Flow: can be anything and is only for organization in Composer.
• Channels in Flow: can be 1-8 channels, although this example uses 2 channels for the Dante output of the Shure ULXD4D.
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Place Dante Flow Module: set to receive
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Source: check the box for External Dante Device Network Name and enter the network device name from step 2. It must be typed exactly as displayed including any special characters or spaces in the name: ULXD4D-ffeceb
Type: unicast
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• Channel names: name both channels with exactly the same names given in step 4 using Dante Controller: ULXD 1 and ULXD 2
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Step 10:
Click the OK button twice, once for the “New Dante Flow” and once for “Dante Flow Manager”.
Step 11:
Double click the first channel of the xOut 12 to assign the Dante receive channels from the Shure ULXD4D. This example uses
Channel 1 and 2 of the xOut 12.
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Step 12:
The “Select Dante Flow” dialog will open. Be sure the Shure ULXD4D Dante flow that was created in steps 8 and 9 is highlighted in the Transmitted Flows window. Enter the “First Channel in Flow to Route” and “Channel to Route”. This example
uses channel 1 and 2 channels respectively so that both Shure ULXD4D channels will be subscribed to by the xOut 12.
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Step 13:
The xOut 12 Unit Properties should now show a subscription to the Shure ULXD4D Dante channels.
Step 14:
Push the Composer site file to the SymNet hardware.
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Step 15:
In Dante Controller on the Routing Tab, expand Dante Receives and Dante Transmitters, the SymNet xOut 12 should now show a
Dante connection to the Shure ULXD4D.
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Symetrix White Paper: Connect the Shure Dante Series Wireless Receiver to SymNet Dante Hardware
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