Shure Introduces UA874 Active Directional Antenna at NAB 2012

Shure UA874 Active Directional Antenna
Shure UA874 Active Directional Antenna
  • Shure UA874 Active Directional Antenna
    Shure UA874 Active Directional Antenna
    Shure UA874 Active Directional Antenna
    Shure UA874 Active Directional Antenna

NAB (Booth #C1610), LAS VEGAS, April 16, 2012Shure Incorporated today announced the introduction of the UA874 Active Directional Antenna, a flexible solution featuring an integrated amplifier for improved wireless signal reception. This new antenna features the ability to turn the amplifier off and provides the option to attenuate the signal, which allows users to protect the front end of their receivers even in the highest noise environments.

“The UA874 significantly improves the quality of the amplifier over the UA870, dramatically reducing intermodulation, distortion, and noise,” said Erik Vaveris, Category Director for Wireless products at Shure. “It’s an important complement to both Axient and ULX-D. We needed an antenna that would support the groundbreaking RF performance of those two new systems.”

The UA874 is compatible with all Shure wireless receivers and antenna distribution systems that provide 12V DC bias. Using a log periodic dipole array, the antenna produces a cardioid pattern toward the desired coverage area rejecting RF signals from the rear.

“The UA874 features the same low-noise amplifier that we use in our Axient system,” added Vaveris. “It’s the only directional antenna that has active, passive, and attenuated gain settings in addition to an RF overload indicator. It’s a powerful tool.”

Able to adapt to a variety of wireless challenges facing today’s broadcasters in the field, the UA874 antenna can be stand-mounted, suspended from the ceiling, or wall-mounted using the included swivel adapter bracket—ultimately offering professionals the flexibility to deliver exceptional performance in even the most hostile production environments.

The UA874 will be available May 1. For more information, visit Shure during NAB 2012, April 16-19, at booth C1610, or www.shure.com.

About Shure Incorporated

Founded in 1925, Shure Incorporated (www.shure.com) is widely acknowledged as the world's leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. Over the years, the Company has designed and produced many high-quality professional and consumer audio products that have become legendary for performance, reliability, and value.  Shure’s diverse product line includes world-class wired microphones, wireless microphones and in-ear personal monitor systems, headphones for performers, presenters and recordists, award-winning earphones and headsets for use with MP3 players and smart phones, and top-rated phonograph cartridges for professional DJs. Today, Shure products are the first choice whenever audio performance is a top priority.

Shure Incorporated corporate headquarters is located in Niles, Illinois, in the United States. The Company has additional manufacturing facilities and regional sales offices in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, The United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United States.