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Shure AXT630 Antenna Distribution System User guide
AXT630
Antenna Distribution System
General Description
Antenna Distribution Systems send the RF signal from a single pair of antennas to multiple receivers. Ultra-linear amplification and adjustable attenuation
optimize performance in difficult RF environments. Selectable input filters
match the available frequency bands of transmitters, providing extra protection
from strong out-of-band signals. BNC antenna output pairs distribute bandfiltered signals to up to 4 receivers. A pair of wideband cascade ports supply
wideband RF signals to Spectrum Managers or additional antenna distribution
amplifiers. Networking allows Wireless Workbench to control filtering ranges
and attenuation. For added flexibility, Axient Antenna Distribution Systems
are compatible with Shure ULX-D and UHF-R receivers.
Note: Instructions in this system guide apply all models of Axient Antenna
Distributions Systems.
Features
To maximize use of the RF spectrum, Antenna Distribution Systems are
available in the following frequency ranges:
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AXT630 (470-698 MHz)
•
AXT631 (606-814 MHz)
•
AXT632 (470-510 MHz and 630-787 MHz)
•
Selectable input filtering provides system-wide protection against strong
out-of-band signals
•
Wideband filtering option covers multiple bands
•
Up to 15 dB of selectable RF attenuation for signal-to-noise optimization
•
Front panel interface and Wireless Workbench 6 software control provide
easy setup and control of filtering, antenna power, and attenuation
•
BNC outputs: 4 antenna output pairs
•
Wideband RF cascade port with selectable 3 dB make-up gain for connecting wideband devices
•
Ethernet Networking: 2 PoE enabled Ethernet ports
•
IEC power ports enable daisy-chaining of AC power
Mounting Instructions
This component is designed to fit into an audio rack.
WARNING: To prevent injury this apparatus must be securely attached to
the rack.
Controls and Connectors
1
2
3
power
AXT631
606-814 MHz
SET
Antenna Distribution
5
4
6
7
9
12
AXT631
RF outputs
RF outputs
4B
3B
2B
1B
4A
3A
2A
antenna
in
1A
14
B
A
PoE Class 1
8
10
11
13
① LCD Display
Displays menu and settings.
② Navigation Buttons
•
Arrows: Scroll menus and change settings
•
Set: Enables menu edits and saves changes
Tip: Press and hold the Set button for 1 second to activate the Hardware Identify feature in Wireless Workbench.
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③ Power Switch
Powers the unit on or off
④ AC Power Primary Switch
AC Main Power Switch
⑤ AC Power In
IEC Connector, 100-240 V AC
⑥ AC Power Cascade
Use the IEC extension cables to connect up to 5 devices to a single AC power source.
⑦ Network Speed LED (amber):
•
Off = 10 Mbps
•
On = 100 Mbps
⑧ Ethernet Ports (2)
PoE Class 1 enabled. Connect to an Ethernet network to enable remote control and monitoring
⑨ Network status LED (green)
•
Off = no network link
•
On = network link active
•
Flashing = network link active, flash rate corresponds to traffic volume
⑩ RF Output Connectors, Channel B
Distributes RF signal for Channel B
⑪ RF Output Connectors, Channel A
Distributes RF signal for Channel A
⑫ Antenna IN Ports, Channels A and B
Antenna inputs are DC biased for use with active antennas or in-line amplifiers.
⑬ RF Cascade Ports, Channels A and B
Passes the wideband RF signal from one device to the next, allowing up to 5 devices to share a single pair of antennas.
⑭ Antenna Input Status LED
•
Green = DC power on
•
Off = DC power off
•
Red = Antenna fault or over-current condition
Antennas
The Antenna Distribution Systems are compatible with front-mounted antennas or with remote-mounted antennas.
2. Connect the supplied antennas cables to the antenna input BNC connectors.
Note: When using the input band filtering function, select an antenna with
bandwidth to cover the filter range.
3. Install the antenna onto the bulkhead adapters.
Installing Front-mounted Antennas
Mounting the antennas on the front panel improves system performance by
providing a clear signal path for the RF signal. Use the supplied bulkhead
adapter kit to install the antennas on the front panel.
1. Insert the bulkhead adapters on the supplied front-mounting cables
through the holes in each bracket and secure them from the front using
the supplied hardware.
Note: To minimize the possibility of signal dropout and optimize performance,
point the antennas up and away from each other at 45° from vertical.
Installing Remote Antennas
Remote antennas offer greater flexibility for antenna placements and can
improve performance by providing a less obstructed transmission path and
extending range. Consult for tips and best practices for remote mounting
antennas.
RF Output Distribution
RF outputs
RF outputs
4B
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3B
2B
1B
4A
3A
2A
1A
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The RF outputs distribute the signal from a pair of antennas to up to 4 receivers or additional antenna distribution systems. Port-to-port isolation reduces interference, making the distribution ports the best option for distributing signal to additional devices.
Connecting Devices
Connect an A and B pair of RF outputs from the Antenna System to the A and B inputs of the device.
RF outputs
RF outputs
4B
3B
2B
4A
1B
3A
2A
antenna
in
1A
12.7V
OUT
150 mA
cascade
out
B
A
antenna
in
12.7V
OUT
150 mA
cascade
out
B
A
Input Band Filtering
The input band filters act on the RF distribution ports but do not affect the RF cascade ports. The Wideband setting passes the full frequency range of the Antenna Distribution System. Select the band filter that most closely matches the tuning range of connected devices to optimize performance.
When a band filter has been set, operate and tune connected devices within the selected band.
Gain and Attenuation
Use the RF Gain menu to maintain consistent signal levels sent to connected devices. The available adjustment range is -12 to +3 dB when the Cascade ports
are off and -15 to 0 dB when the cascade ports are active.
RF Cascade Ports
antenna
in
12.7V OUT
150 mA
cascade
out
B
A
The RF cascade ports extend the Antenna Distribution System by providing a connection point for additional receivers, Spectrum Managers, or Antenna Distribution Systems.
When Antenna Cascade is set to Auto, the Cascade ports automatically activate when 12 V DC from the antenna input of a connected device is sensed at the
port connection. When the cascade ports are active, a signal splitting loss occurs of 5 dB (max.).
Receivers with RF cascade outputs can extend the antenna signal to additional receivers within the same band.
Adding an AXT600 Spectrum Manager to an Antenna System
Connect the AXT600 Spectrum Manager to the RF Cascade ports of the Antenna Distribution System.
RF outputs
RF outputs
4B
3B
2B
1B
4A
3A
2A
antenna
in
1A
12.7V
OUT
150 mA
cascade
out
B
A
antenna
in
12.7V
OUT
150 mA
cascade
out
B
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Multiple Levels of Antenna Distribution
For large configurations, multiple Antenna Distribution Systems can be layered to support several levels of signal distribution:
•
Two levels of antenna distribution are possible if the level 1 and level 2 Antenna Distribution Systems have the Cascade ports activated
•
Up to 3 levels of antenna distribution are possible if only the level 1 Antenna Distribution System has the Cascade ports activated
•
For best RF performance, use all the RF outputs on one level before creating additional levels
Cascade Ports
AXT630 (Wideband)
RF Outputs
AXT630 (G1 Filtered)
AXT630 (H4 Filtered)
Receiver (G1)
Receiver (H4)
Receiver (G1)
Receiver (H4)
Receiver (G1)
Receiver (H4)
Receiver (G1)
Receiver (H4)
AXT600
Level 1: Antenna Distribution System set to Wideband
Level 2: Antenna Distribution System set to a band filter matching the 4 receivers tuned to the same band
Connect the AXT600 Spectrum Manager to the RF cascade ports of the Level 1 Antenna Distribution System
Troubleshooting
Over Temperature Message
Antenna Faults
Antenna
Fault
Over
Temperature
SET
The antenna input status LED flashes red to indicate a short or over-current
condition at an antenna port. To isolate the fault, navigate to the DC power
menu. The menu displays which antenna port (A, B, or A+B) is the source
of the fault. Check the antenna connections to remove the fault condition.
SET
The Over Temperature message is displayed when the fans are unable to
cool efficiently, indicating an elevated temperature condition.
•
Press any button to suppress the message for 20 seconds
•
Increase ventilation to the unit to clear the message
•
Select the High Speed setting for the cooling fan
Main Menu
Use the main menu to select the band filter, adjust the RF gain, and configure
the antenna ports.
RF Gain
Band
Adjust the RF gain to boost or attenuate the antenna signal to maintain consistent levels and prevent overload. Gain adjustments are made in 1 dB increments.
Selecting an input Band filter optimizes performance when the components
connected to the RF outputs are all within the same band. The selected band
filter will only pass frequencies within the range of the connected components.
Four selectable input filters are available to match the frequency bands
transmitters and receivers. A Wideband setting is available to extend frequency support across all 4 bands. This setting allows receivers operating in a
variety of bands to use the RF outputs.
The gain adjustment range depends on the connection status of the RF
cascade ports:
•
Cascade ports connected: adjustment range = -15 dB to 0 dB
•
Cascade ports not connected: adjustment range = -12 dB to +3 dB
To set the Band filter:
1. Navigate to the Band menu and press the SET button to enable editing.
2. Use the arrows to select a band filter or to select the Wideband setting.
3. Press the SET button to save changes.
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Antenna Cascade
Antenna Power
Auto
The ports will activate when a connected device supplies 12-15 V DC to the
port.
ON
The antenna ports supply 12-15 V DC to power active antennas.
On
The ports are continuously active, independent of voltage applied by a connected device.
OFF
Turns off DC voltage at the antenna ports.
Network Status
Active
Indicates connectivity with other devices on the network.
Inactive
No connectivity with other devices on the network.
Note: IP address must be valid to enable networked control.
Utility Menu
Press and hold both arrow keys to enter and exit the utility menu, which is
used to access network and display settings.
Serial Number
Displays the serial number.
SET
hold both arrow keys
Firmware
Displays the version of firmware installed on this device.
IP Address Mode: Automatic
Brightness
This is the default setting for use with a DHCP server, which automatically
assigns an IP address.
Sets the brightness of the LCD to low, medium, or high.
1. Navigate to the IP Mode menu and press the SET key.
Display Invert
2. Use the arrow keys to highlight Automatic.
3. Press the SET key.
4. Use the arrow keys to move the ► to select OK to save or Cancel to
discard, and then press the SET key.
This changes the LCD menu from white text on dark background to dark text
on a light background.
Front Panel Lock
IP Address Mode: Manual
Locks or unlocks the navigation buttons to prevent accidental or unauthorized
changes to settings.
Use manual IP addressing to set the IP address and subnet mask when a
DHCP server is not available.
On
Locks the navigation buttons.
1. Navigate to the IP mode menu and press the SET key.
2. Use the arrow keys to highlight Manual.
Off
Unlocks the navigation buttons.
3. Press the SET key to enable editing of the IP address and the subnet
mask.
Power Switch Lock
4. Use the arrow keys to move the ► to select IP: or Sub:
5. Use the arrow keys and the SET key to edit the IP address and subnet
mask.
6. Use the arrow keys to move the ► to select OK to save or Cancel to
discard, and then press the SET key.
MAC (MAC Address)
Displays the MAC address, which is an embedded, uneditable identification
number unique to each device. Used by the network and WWB software to
identify components.
Device ID
This eight-character name is displayed when this device is detected on other
network devices or in WWB software.
1. Press SET key to enable editing.
2. Use the arrow keys to change the characters.
3. To finish editing, press the SET key until none of the characters are
highlighted.
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Lock the power switch to ensure that power is not accidentally turned off.
On
Locks the power switch.
Off
Unlocks the power switch.
Setting the Fan Speed
The cooling fan has the following speed options:
•
Low Speed = fan is always on, at a lower speed for quiet operation
•
High Speed = fan is always on, at a higher speed for maximum cooling
•
Automatic = fan will operate only when the internal temperature becomes
too warm
Note: Speed may switch from Low to High if additional cooling is needed to
protect the component.
1. Simultaneously press and hold the ▲ and ▼ buttons to access the utility
menu.
2. Use the arrow buttons to scroll to the Fan setting.
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3. Press Set to enable editing, and then use the arrow buttons to select a
speed option.
4. Press Set to save, and then simultaneously press and hold the ▲ and ▼
buttons to return to the main menu.
Firmware Updates
Firmware is embedded software in each component that controls functionality. Periodically, new versions of firmware are developed to incorporate additional features and enhancements. To take advantage of design improve-
ments, new versions of the firmware can be uploaded and installed using
the Firmware Update Manager tool available in WWB6 software. Firmware
is available for download from .
Specifications
Specifications -- AXT630, AXT631, AXT632
Dimensions
44 mm x 483 mm x 366 mm (1.7 in. x 19.0 in. x 14.4 in.), H x W x D
Weight
4.6 kg (10.1 lbs),
Housing
Steel; Extruded aluminum
Operating Temperature Range
-18°C (0°F) to 63°C (145°F)
Storage Temperature Range
-29°C (-20°F) to 74°C (165°F)
Power Requirements
100 to 240 V AC, 50-60 Hz
Current Drain
1.0 A RMS (referenced at 120 V AC)
Antenna In
Cascade Out
50 Ω
Distro Out 1
50 Ω
0 dB
Distro Out 2
50 Ω
-3.5 dB
() Denotes gain when cascade is disabled
Distro Out 3
-15 dB to 0 dB
(-12 dB to +3 dB)
Distro Out 4
50 Ω
50 Ω
-15 dB to 0 dB
(-12 dB to +3 dB)
Passive Splitter
50 Ω
-15 dB to 0 dB
(-12 dB to +3 dB)
-15 dB to 0 dB
(-12 dB to +3 dB)
Passive Splitter
(Cascade Bypass)
-3.5 dB
Filter 2
Filter 3
Filter 4
Filter Select Switch
Passive Splitter
Filter Select Switch
Filter 1
User Gain Adjust
Passive Splitter
Wide Band
AXT630/AXT631/AXT632 Circuit Diagram
RF Input
Connector Type
BNC
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Configuration
Unbalanced, active
Band Filters
AXT630
AXT631
AXT632
Wideband
470–698 MHz
Band G1
470–530 MHz
Band H4
518–578 MHz
Band J5
578–638 MHz
Band L3
638–698 MHz
Wideband
606–814 MHz
Band K4E
606–666 MHz
Band M8
666–730 MHz
Band P8, P9
710–790 MHz
Band Q5
740–814 MHz
Wideband
470–787 MHz
Band G7C
470–510 MHz
Band L3E
638–698 MHz
Band M8
666–730 MHz
Band P9
710–787 MHz
Impedance
50 Ω
Bias Voltage
12 V DC, 150 mA (300 mA maximum)
RF Frequency Range
AXT 630
470–698 MHz
AXT 631
606–814 MHz
AXT 632
470–787 MHz
Distribution Output
Connector Type
BNC (4 pairs)
Configuration
Unbalanced, active
Impedance
50 Ω
Gain Adjustment Range
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Cascade Enabled
-15 dB to 0 dB (In 1 dB steps)
Cascade Disabled
-12 dB to +3 dB (In 1 dB steps)
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Output Intercept Point
>25 dBm, typical
Cascade Output
Connector Type
BNC (1 pair)
Configuration
Unbalanced, wideband
Impedance
50 Ω
Insertion Loss
<5 dB
Accessories
Cables
Furnished Accessories
2-foot Coaxial Antenna Cable (RG-58) UA802
(12)
IEC AC Power Cable (1)
95A9128
IEC AC Extension Cable (1)
95A9129
Shielded 3-foot Ethernet Cable (1) C803
Shielded 8-inch Ethernet Jumper Ca- C8006
ble (1)
Hardware Kit (1)
90XN1371
22-inch Coaxial Cable* (1)
95B9023
33-inch Coaxial Cable* (1)
95C9023
25-foot Coaxial Cable RG8/X
UA825
50-foot Coaxial Cable RG8/X
UA850
100-foot (30.4 m) Antenna Extension UA8100
Cable
Antennas
Passive Omnidirectional Antenna
UA860SWB
(470-1100 MHz)
Passive Directional Antenna (470-952 PA805SWB
MHz)
PWS Helical Antenna (480-900 MHz) HA-8089
*with integrated bulkhead for front mounting antennas.
In-Line RF Amplifiers
Optional Accessories
(470-900 MHz)
(470-698 MHz)
UA830WB
UA830USTV
1/2 Wave Antennas
(744-865 MHz)
(690-746 MHz)
(554-590 MHz)
(606-666 MHz)
(638-698 MHz)
(694-758 MHz)
(740-814 MHz)
(710-790 MHz)
UA820G
UA820H4
UA820J
UA820K
UA820L3
UA820M
UA820Q
UA820P8
Active Directional Antennas
470-698 MHz
470-790 MHz
470-900 MHz
925-952 MHz
UA874US
UA874E
UA874WB
UA874X
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. READ these instructions.
2. KEEP these instructions.
3. HEED all warnings.
4. FOLLOW all instructions.
5. DO NOT use this apparatus near water.
6. CLEAN ONLY with dry cloth.
7. DO NOT block any ventilation openings. Allow sufficient distances for
adequate ventilation and install in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
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8. DO NOT install near any heat sources such as open flames, radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. Do not place any open flame sources on the product.
9. DO NOT defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type
plug. A polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A
grounding type plug has two blades and a third grounding prong. The
wider blade or the third prong are provided for your safety. If the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement
of the obsolete outlet.
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10. PROTECT the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly
at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the apparatus.
15. DO NOT expose the apparatus to dripping and splashing. DO NOT put
objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
11. ONLY USE attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
17. The airborne noise of the Apparatus does not exceed 70dB (A).
12. USE only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution
when moving the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
18. Apparatus with CLASS I construction shall be connected to a MAINS
socket outlet with a protective earthing connection.
16. The MAINS plug or an appliance coupler shall remain readily operable.
19. To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus
to rain or moisture.
20. Do not attempt to modify this product. Doing so could result in personal
injury and/or product failure.
21. Operate this product within its specified operating temperature range.
This symbol indicates that dangerous voltage constituting a risk of
electric shock is present within this unit.
13. UNPLUG this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long
periods of time.
14. REFER all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required
when the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power
supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have
fallen into the apparatus, the apparatus has been exposed to rain or
moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped.
This symbol indicates that there are important operating and
maintenance instructions in the literature accompanying this unit.
WARNING: Voltages in this equipment are hazardous to life. No user-serviceable parts inside. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. The
safety certifications do not apply when the operating voltage is changed from
the factory setting.
Certifications
Meets essential requirements of the following European Directives:
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
•
WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC, as amended by 2008/34/EC
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
Note: Please follow your regional recycling scheme for batteries and
electronic waste
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
AXT630, AXT631, and AXT632
Hereby, Shure Incorporated declares that the radio equipment is in compliance
with Directive 2014/53/EU. The full text of the EU declaration of conformity
is available at the following internet address: http://www.shure.com/europe/compliance
Authorized European representative:
Shure Europe GmbH
Headquarters Europe, Middle East & Africa
Department: EMEA Approval
Jakob-Dieffenbacher-Str. 12
75031 Eppingen, Germany
Phone: +49-7262-92 49 0
Fax: +49-7262-92 49 11 4
Email: EMEAsupport@shure.de
Note: EMC conformance testing is based on the use of supplied and recommended cable types. The use of other cable types may degrade EMC performance.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
AXT630
Approved under the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) provision of FCC Part
15.
Meets Industry Canada RSS-123.
Industry Canada ICES-003 Compliance Label: CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B)
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s).
Information to the user
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Shure Incorporated 5800 West Touhy Avenue Niles, IL 60714-4608 USA Phone: +1-847-600-2000 Email: info@shure.com
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