The MXA Network Mute Button is a configurable PoE-powered mute button accessory designed for muting and unmuting Shure networked products, including Microflex®Advance™ array microphones, IntelliMix® P300, IntelliMix Room, and ANIUSB-MATRIX. One or many of the low-profile, touch-sensitive mute buttons can be configured to mute one or multiple MXA microphones, depending on user needs or room configurations.
Press to mute connected devices. Toggle, push-to-talk, and push-to-mute modes are also available.
Insert into the hole on the table.
Open the mute button in Designer to control color and brightness.
Connect a Cat5e (or better) cable supplying Power over Ethernet (PoE) here.
Connect to the 8-pin power connector on the base.
Connect the 8-pin power cable here.
Sits underneath the table surface and provides power and control signals to the mute button.
Use to adjust the fit of the tube in 7/8 or 1 inch (22 or 25 mm) holes.
Use the spacers to adjust the position of the network port on the base under the table.
|MXA-NMB||Network Mute Button|
|MXA-NMB/BLANK||Network Mute Button without mute icon|
The network mute button is a simple muting solution for rooms with no microphone on the table, for when the microphone has no mute button, or for when you need another way to control muting. Use Shure Designer software to link mute buttons to a compatible device.
You can link mute buttons to Shure microphones, DSPs, or audio network interfaces. When you link mute buttons to a DSP or audio network interface, any supported devices connected to the DSP or audio network interface match the button's mute status.
For example, in this room, 2 mute buttons are linked to a P300. Two MXA910 microphones are connected to the P300, and the P300 sends the near-end signal to a soft codec running on a computer. When you press one of the mute buttons, all connected devices show the correct mute status. The signal gets muted at the best point in the signal chain for DSP performance.
Use Designer to link one or more mute buttons to a device. When you link the mute button to Shure devices with IntelliMix DSP, the AEC stays converged to deliver the best performance.
In most rooms, all mute buttons control muting for the same device. To set this up:
From here, you can link mute buttons to compatible devices.
In rooms with at least 1 microphone and 1 audio processor, you can use the Optimize workflow to let Designer automatically create mute control routes for you.
Use these guidelines to choose what device to the link the mute button to:
Microphone with IntelliMix DSP (MXA910 or MXA710), no separate DSP: Link the mute buttons to the microphone.
One or more microphones connected to separate DSP (P300, IntelliMix Room, or ANIUSB-MATRIX): Link the mute buttons to the DSP.
Microphone connected to third-party DSP: If using the microphone's IntelliMix output, link the mute button to the microphone. If using the microphone's direct outputs, use third-party command strings to set up muting.
You can link the mute button to the following devices to control muting:
Mute sync ensures that all connected devices in a conferencing system mute or unmute at the same time and at the correct point in the signal path. Mute status is synchronized in the devices using logic signals or USB connections.
To use mute sync, make sure logic is enabled on all devices.
Designer's Optimize workflow configures all necessary mute sync settings for you.
Compatible Shure logic devices:
To turn on mute sync:
For help with specific mute sync implementations, see our FAQs.
The mute button fits in tables that are between 0.31 and 2.05 inches (8 to 52 mm) thick.
To get started, you will need:
Optional: Add 1 or more of the included spacers between the grommet and the base to help position the network port under the table. The spacers give you multiple network port positions.
This device requires PoE to operate. It is compatible with all PoE sources.
Power over Ethernet is delivered in one of the following ways:
To control this device's settings, use Shure Designer software. Designer enables integrators and system planners to design audio coverage for installations using MXA microphones and other Shure networked devices.
To access your device in Designer:
Learn more at shure.com/designer.
You can also access device settings using Shure Web Device Discovery.
Designer's Optimize workflow speeds up the process of connecting systems with at least 1 microphone and 1 audio processor. Optimize also creates mute control routes in rooms with MXA network mute buttons. When you select Optimize in a room, Designer does the following:
The settings are optimized for your particular combination of devices. You can customize settings further, but the Optimize workflow gives you a good starting point.
After optimizing a room, you should check and adjust settings to fit your needs. These steps may include:
To use the Optimize workflow:
If you remove or add devices, select Optimize again.
Applies to Designer 4.2 and newer.
Before setting up devices, check for firmware updates using Designer to take advantage of new features and improvements. You can also install firmware using Shure Update Utility for most products.
When updating firmware, update all hardware to the same firmware version to ensure consistent operation.
The firmware of all devices has the form of MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH (e.g., 1.2.14). At a minimum, all devices on the network, must have the same MAJOR and MINOR firmware version numbers (e.g., 1.2.x).
You can control the light ring's color, brightness, and status using Designer. Open the mute button's configuration window, and go toto adjust the settings.
To control mute settings, open the mute button's configuration window in Designer and go to.
Mute Control Function Options
Note: For best results, don't set the button to Logic out if setting up a system that uses command strings. This use can create mismatched mute states and is not recommended.
Mute Control Modes
|21||TCP||FTP||Required for firmware updates (otherwise closed)||Closed|
|22||TCP||SSH||Secure Shell Interface||Closed|
|53||UDP||DNS||Domain Name System||Closed|
|68||UDP||DHCP||Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol||Open|
|80*||TCP||HTTP||Required to launch embedded web server||Open|
|2202||TCP||ASCII||Required for third-party control strings||Open|
|5353||UDP||mDNS†||Required for device discovery||Open|
|5568||UDP||SDT (multicast)†||Required for inter-device communication||Open|
|57383||UDP||SDT (unicast)||Required for inter-device communication||Open|
|8023||TCP||Telnet||Debug console interface||Closed|
|8180||TCP||HTML||Required for web application (legacy firmware only)||Open|
|8427||UDP||SLP (multicast) †||Required for inter-device communication||Open|
|64000||TCP||Telnet||Required for Shure firmware update||Open|
*These ports must be open on the PC or control system to access the device through a firewall.
†These protocols require multicast. Ensure multicast has been correctly configured for your network.
This device sends and receives logic commands over the network. Many parameters controlled through Designer can be controlled using a third-party control system, using the appropriate command string.
A complete list of command strings is available at:
RJ45, 8-pin power cable
Cat 5e or higher (shielded cable recommended)
Power over Ethernet (PoE), Class 1
2 W, maximum
0.43 kg (0.95 lbs)
IEC 60529 IPX1
−6.7°C (20°F) to 40°C (104°F)
−29°C (-20°F) to 74°C (165°F)
|Base||3.74 x 3.74 x 1.06 in. (94.96 x 94.96 x 27.04 mm) H x W x D|
|Mute Button||1.54 x 1.54 x 0.2 in. (39.02 x 39.02 x 5.02 mm) H x W x D|
|Mute Button Tube||0.87 x 0.87 x 3.03 in. (22 x 22 x 76.98 mm) H x W x D|
|Grommet||1.97 x 1.97 x 0.31 in. (49.97 x 49.97 x 8 mm) H x W x D|
|Spacer||1.93 x 1.93 x 0.05 in. (49 x 49 x 1.2 mm) H x W x D|
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