Jakarta / Indonesia,

Shure Axient® Wireless Stars at Java Jazz

And New BLX Wireless Systems and GLX-D Digital Wireless Systems Make Their Asia Debut

Jakarta, March 2013 - Revolutionary microphones from Shure and the company’s award-winning Axient® Wireless Management Network were among the stars of this year’s Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Axient system, which was recently honored by the TEC Foundation for Outstanding Technical Achievement, was used in the main concert hall by the headline acts. Axient’s highly advanced planning, setup and control capabilities allow for interference-free audio even in the most challenging operating environments.

Top artists using Axient included Grammy award-winning UK soul singer Joss Stone (Axient/SM58®) and Grammy-nominated British R&B artist Craig David (Axient/BETA® 58A). Other international names included English singer-songwriter Lisa Stansfield (Axient/KSM9), Polish vocalist and record producer Basia (Axient/KSM9), and Stanley Clarke and George Duke of Clarke/Duke 4 (Axient/KSM9). Indonesian artist Oddie Agam also took the stage with Axient (Axient/KSM9).

Shure Applications Engineer Owen Leung worked alongside Jakarta-based audio contractor Sumber Ria – responsible for all audio equipment – to ensure uncompromising sound quality throughout the three-day festival. Eko Sulistiyo, sound engineer in charge of the main performance hall in the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo), praised Shure’s Axient system; “Overall, the artists’ sound engineers were thrilled using Axient. The sound quality was phenomenal – and the Axient Spectrum Manager is the ultimate RF management tool. It constantly monitors frequencies in use and ranks backup frequencies. With Axient, finding the best available frequencies is easy.”

In addition to Axient’s role among the top-billed performers at the event, Shure increased its brand presence with a large booth in the exhibitor’s hall. The booth allowed for an exciting stage which saw many talented artists perform and attracted crowds throughout the festival. Artists in the Shure booth included Dutch singer Mara Sophie and local groups Sounday, Night Over Soul, Oddie Agam, Acoustica and Simply Fresh. In order to give new and up-and-coming artists a chance to play in the booth, Shure involved the local music community by holding an audition day for the coveted right to perform. The winner was Sounday, with Night Over Soul as runner-up. Alison Cheuk, Senior Manager of Marketing Communications at Shure Asia Limited, commented; “We conducted this contest in partnership with Goshen Electronics, and with the support of SSR Jakarta audio engineering school, to involve more talented, young local jazz musicians in this great festival.”

The guest artists at the Shure booth performed using the new BLX Wireless System which debuted in Asia at Java Jazz. BLX Wireless combines world-class design and construction with easy setup and operation. Delivering a performance range of up to 300 feet, and up to 14 hours of battery life from two AA batteries, BLX is optimal for musicians, singers, and presenters who want the best in professional wireless at an affordable price.

The GLX-D Digital Wireless System, also debuting in Asia at Java Jazz, was exhibited in the Shure booth. Operating in the 2.4GHz frequency band, GLX-D Digital Wireless Systems are the first from Shure to offer the enhanced performance of LINKFREQ Automatic Frequency Management. By simply powering up a GLX-D transmitter and receiver, LINKFREQ intelligently analyzes the RF spectrum, determines the best available set of frequencies, and automatically deploys the identified frequencies to both the transmitter and receiver. Additionally, in the presence of RF interference, the GLX-D receiver and transmitter seamlessly move together to clean frequencies with no audio signal interruption. GLX-D offers a variety of traditional bodypack and handheld configurations, including vocal, headset, and presenter systems, as well as a new pedal-mounted guitar option. Ideal for guitarists and exclusive to GLX-D, the Guitar Pedal Receiver features an integrated tuner, easily integrates into any pedal board, and offers tank-like durability.

The Java Jazz Festival is now one of the world’s biggest music festivals, attracting more than 100,000 visitors from across the globe. Ms. Cheuk said the company was proud to be associated with such a prestigious event; “Last year was our first year participating in Java Jazz, and after witnessing the incredible atmosphere, top-notch talent and passionate support from the jazz community in Indonesia and abroad, we knew that Shure would continue to participate.” Ms. Cheuk added, “This year, Shure was present with a large booth, exciting artist performances, new products and onsite technical support. We are delighted to be part of yet another successful Java Jazz Festival – and we look forward to a long relationship of fruitful collaboration.”

For more information on Shure's Axient Wireless Management Network, visit: www.axient.net.

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