Safety Information

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.
  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.
  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.
  11. ONLY USE attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
  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.

  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.
  15. DO NOT expose the apparatus to dripping and splashing. DO NOT put objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the apparatus.
  16. The MAINS plug or an appliance coupler shall remain readily operable.
  17. The airborne noise of the Apparatus does not exceed 70dB (A).
  18. Apparatus with CLASS I construction shall be connected to a MAINS socket outlet with a protective earthing connection.
  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.
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.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

The possible results of incorrect use are marked by one of the two symbols—"WARNING" and "CAUTION"—depending on the imminence of the danger and the severity of the damage.

WARNING: Ignoring these warnings may cause severe injury or death as a result of incorrect operation.
CAUTION: Ignoring these cautions may cause moderate injury or property damage as a result of incorrect operation.

WARNING

LISTENING TO AUDIO AT EXCESSIVE VOLUMES CAN CAUSE PERMANENT HEARING DAMAGE. USE AS LOW A VOLUME AS POSSIBLE. Over exposure to excessive sound levels can damage your ears resulting in permanent noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). Please use the following guidelines established by the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) on maximum time exposure to sound pressure levels before hearing damage occurs.

90 dB SPL

at 8 hours

95 dB SPL

at 4 hours

100 dB SPL

at 2 hours

105 dB SPL

at 1 hour

110 dB SPL

at ½ hour

115 dB SPL

at 15 minutes

120 dB SPL

Avoid or damage may occur

WARNING: This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Note: Use this product only with an agency approved power supply which meets local regulatory requirements (e.g., UL, CSA, VDE, CCC, INMETRO).

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  4. 減少電磁波影響,請妥適使用

Description

The MXCIC provides comprehensive facilities for professional interpretation in the Microflex® Complete Conference System. It is a portable, multi-channel console for simultaneous interpretation during a conference. Up to 31 interpretation channels can be used simultaneously by connecting multiple MXCIC consoles.

The console provides consistent, high-quality audio performance, irrespective of the individual interpreter’s speech level. The digital design virtually eliminates background noise, distortion and crosstalk. Participants simply select the channel from their conference unit and use headphones to monitor the conference in their language.

The MXCIC connects to any unit in the DCS-LAN chain, transporting power, audio, and control data over a single Cat5e cable. Translation channels are carried alongside the floor channel and are accessible at any conference unit with a channel selector. The integrated loudspeaker allows the interpreter to listen to the floor during operation.

A large backlit display is provided for easy identification of the language used to monitor, and the outgoing languages from the interpreter. The relay level of each pre-selected language is shown, indicating if the monitored language is original from the talker, a direct interpretation, or an interpretation with two relays.

Features

  • Fully digital audio transmission
  • DCS-LAN connection with built-in data refresh and cable redundancy
  • Up to 150 interpreter consoles per system
  • Support for up to 31 interpretation channels
  • Three outgoing channels
  • Eight incoming language channels + floor audio
  • NFC slot and USB port for save/recall of personalized settings
  • Support for multiple interlocking modes
  • Audible cues for visually-impaired interpreters
  • Auto-floor mode for distributing the floor signal when there is no interpretation
  • Independent volume and tone controls
  • "Slow" button
  • Light indication in buttons
  • Lockable gooseneck microphone input
  • Dedicated "mute" button
  • Integrated loudspeaker
  • Multiple jacks for headphones, headsets, or external headphone interfaces
  • Remotely controllable from the SW6000 Conference Management Software

Hardware

① Loudspeaker Controls loudspeaker volume
② EQ Treble/Bass control for headphone audio
③ Volume Controls the headphone output level
④ Audible Cues Toggles headphone audible cues for visually-impaired interpreters
⑤ Floor Audio Selects floor as headphone audio source
⑥ Microphone Turns microphone on/off
⑦ Mute Momentary button mutes microphone audio
⑧ Slow Sends a message to SW6000 that the speaker is talking too fast
⑨ Outgoing Channel Selectors Determines outgoing channel for audio
  • A: Primary (booth) language
  • B: Secondary interpreter language
  • C: Tertiary interpreter language
⑩ Navigation

⑪ Selector Rotate to highlight menu options, push to select
⑫ Incoming Channel Selectors Programmable buttons for direct selection of incoming audio channels
⑬ Display Backlit LCD screen
⑭ Headphone/Headset Jack TRRS jack for interpreter listening
⑮ NFC Slot Slot for utilizing NFC-card features
⑯ USB Port Alternate method of loading preferences
⑰ Audio Jack TRS output to external headphone interface
⑱ DCS-LAN Ports In/out ports for connecting Cat5E shielded cables
⑲ Microphone Connector Lockable connector for Shure MXC gooseneck microphone
⑳ Integrated Loudspeaker For audio playback (automatically mutes when any booth microphone is activated)

Set up Interpretation Channels

  1. Purchase and install an additional feature license if more than 4 languages are needed.
  2. Assign the number of interpretation channels needed in the system: Interpretation > Interpreter Channels.
  3. Select a language for each channel by choosing from the drop-down menu: Interpretation > Language Setup.
  4. Assign the languages to the corresponding interpreter booths. By default, Booth 1 is assigned Channel 1, Booth 2 assigned Channel 2, etc. Interpretation > Booth Setup.

Normal Operation

  • Incoming Channel Selector Assignment

    To display available channel sources, press and hold a channel selector button. Rotate the selector to highlight the desired language source, and confirm the selection by pressing the selector. This workflow also applies to outgoing channels B and C, if permission is granted by the system administrator.

    Note: Interpreters can only select from languages programmed into the system from the DIS-CCU or SW6000.

  • Volume Control

    Headphone and loudspeaker volume controls are adjusted using their respective volume knobs. Headphone sensitivity can be adjusted in the Settings menu.

Language Interpretation

Up to 31 channels are available for simultaneous interpretation of the meeting. The MXCIC interpretation unit connects to the same DCS-LAN network from the DIS-CCU, transmitting audio to independent language channels. Participants listen to their language on headphones connected to their respective conference unit.

Four languages are provided with the FL6000 mode license, and can be expanded to 8, 16, or 31 with an additional license.

Wireless Language Distribution

Provide additional monitoring access by connecting a wireless language distribution system to the one of the CCU audio outputs. Use the browser interface to route the desired interpretation channels or a subset of microphones to that group output.

The DCS 6000 Digital Infrared Language System transmits this audio signal to a number of portable listening devices.

Wireless Language Distribution

Outgoing Section

Microphone connector

Allows a Shure Microflex gooseneck microphone to connect to the unit.

TRS/TRRS connectors

A mini jack is located on each side of the interpreter unit for connecting a headset or headphones (connecting a headset will automatically disconnect the audio from a connected gooseneck microphone). A single mini jack is also located on the bottom of the unit, for connecting to an external headphone interface.

DCS-LAN connector

Two RJ45 sockets are located at the bottom of the console for connecting to other units in the network.

Interpreter Menu Screens

Access the following screens with the dedicated navigation button to the left of the display. Rotate the encoder knob to highlight the desired function and press the encoder to select the highlighted option. Use the Back button to return to the previous menu tier.

Home

The Home screen contains the following interface elements:

① Basic Information Identifies the current screen and lists the date and time when connected to SW6000
② Incoming Channel Selector Labels Displays the channel number, language, and interpretation quality of selected incoming channels
③ Outgoing Channel Selector Labels Displays the channel number and language for outgoing audio channels
④ Loudspeaker Channel Indicator Shows the channel the integrated loudspeaker is set to
⑤ Notifications Indicates incoming messages, hardware connections, etc.

Settings

From the Settings menu, interpreters can interact with the following options:

  • Brightness: Adjust the backlight on the LCD display
  • Headphone Sensitivity: Adjust the overall volume range to account for differences in individual headphones

    For safety reasons, sensitivity defaults to Low

Tech Menu

The advanced system and unit settings in the Tech Menu can be accessed by pressing the second incoming channel selector and the B outgoing channel selector at the same time.

This menu should only be accessed by a technician or administrator, and access can be blocked from the DIS-CCU if desired.

The Unit menu is accessible from this screen.

  • Booth Number: Determines which booth the console is assigned to
  • Desk Number: Determines which desk the console is assigned to
  • Out B/C Language: Option to make the following selections:
    • Not allowed
    • Select from one
    • Select from all

      If Select from one is chosen, that language has to be selected first for the outgoing channel

  • Floor Toggle: Floor button can be set to toggle between floor audio and last selected relay channel
  • Out A/B/C Switch: Choose if interpreters can switch between outgoing channels while the microphone is active
  • Unit Stats: Displays the error log and gives option to reset
  • Unit Info: Displays version, serial number and IP address

Selection of Incoming Languages

When interpreting, the interpreter will listen to either the floor audio, or to one of the other interpreted language channels. The Floor button will select the floor language, and the relay buttons select the predetermined languages, as shown on the display. The two first characters in the display show the channel number and the following three characters show the corresponding language in short (see language list). When the Floor button is pressed, the Floor channel is selected and the Floor LED is lit.

When one of the relay channels is selected, the Floor LED goes out, the relay button indicator is lit, and the incoming audio from the selected channel replaces the floor audio.

Only the number of channels set at the Channel Set-up menu at the DIS-CCU can be selected and shown. The numbers will always be in succession.

Language List

Language ISO 639-2/B-abbreviation
Floor language FLO
Afrikaans AFR
Albanian ALB
Arabic ARA
Armenian ARM
Azerbaijani AZE
Basque BAQ
Belarusian BEL
Bengali BEN
Bulgarian BUL
Burmese BUR
Cantonese CAN
Catalan CAT
Chinese CHI
Corsican COR
Croatian SCR
Czech CZE
Danish DAN
Dutch DUT
English ENG
Estonian EST
Finnish FIN
French FRE
Gallegan GLG
Georgian GEO
German GER
Greek GRE
Hausa HAU
Hebrew HEB
Hindi HIN
Hungarian HUN
Icelandic ICE
Indonesian IND
Irish GLE
Italian ITA
Japanese JAP
Javanese JAV
Kazakh KAZ
Khmer KHA
Kirghiz KIR
Korean KOR
Kurdish KUR
Lao LAO
Latvian LAV
Lithuanian LIT
Macedonian MAC
Malay MAY
Maltese MAL
Marathi MAR
Mongolian MON
Nepali NEP
Norwegian NOR
Panjabi PAN
Persian PER
Polish POL
Portuguese POR
Raetoroman ROH
Romanian RUM
Russian RUS
Serbian SCC
Sinhalese SIN
Slovak SLO
Slovenian SLV
Spanish SPA
Swahili SWA
Swedish SWE
Tagalog TGL
Tajik TGK
Tamil TAM
Telugu TEL
Thai THA
Tibetan TIB
Turkish TUR
Turkmen TUK
Ukrainian UKR
Urdu URD
Uzbek UZB
Vietnamese VIE
Welsh WEL
Yoruba YOR
Other no 1 N 1
Other no 2 N 2
Other no 3 N 3
Other no 4 N 4
Other no 5 N 5
Other no 6 N 6
Other no 7 N 7
Other no 8 N 8
Other no 9 N 9
Other no 10 N10
Other no 11 N11
Other no 12 N12

Selection of Outgoing Channels

The A, B and C buttons select the outgoing channel. Pressing a button overrides the previously-selected outgoing channel. The A channel is configured in the system settings as the primary language for that interpretation booth; B and C channels can be selected as secondary interpretation languages.

The yellow highlight indicates that the corresponding outgoing channel is occupied.

Error Indication

Communication errors between the MXCIC and CCU are indicated in the MXCIC. The first error threshold is reached when audio data from the CCU contains too many errors for the sound to be reproduced correctly, which is indicated by a black matrix in the normal operation display, and by the communication display when the set is uninitialised.

The second threshold is reached when the frame error rate reaches a predefined upper value. When this happens, the unit will enter the communication status display regardless of the state the set was in before errors occurred.

The error status is checked every 5 seconds. If no errors have occurred since the last check, the MXCIC enters the operation mode it was in before errors were detected.

Showing Quality of Incoming Language

To the right of the relay language display, the quality of the source interpretation is indicated:

  • O : Floor audio (no interpretation)
  • + : Direct interpretation of floor audio
  • - : Single relay interpretation
  • = : Two or more relays

Actual quality of interpretation channels is displayed at all times.

An S (Self) is shown as the quality indication when an incoming channel is set to the same language as an active outgoing channel on the unit.

Power and Configuration Requirements

Connect the IN socket on the MXCIC to the OUT port on the previous conference unit or CCU using Cat5e FTP or STP cables, and the OUT port on MXCIC to the IN on the next conference unit in the network.

For cable length and power requirements, please refer to the MXC Power Calculator, available at https://dcslan.shure.com.

Specifications

Latency

Microphone Input to Headphone Output 5.5ms
Microphone Input to Analog out 6.25ms
Analog in to Headphone Output 7.25ms

Audio Frequency Response

Loudspeaker Output 200 Hz - 16 kHz (+0.5/-10 dB)
Headphone Output 110 Hz - 16 kHz (+0.5/-3 dB)

THD+N

0.2%

Digital Signal Processing

24-bit, 32 kHz

Polarity

Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3 (DIS-CCU Output)

Mean Time Between Failures

>400,000 hours

Microphone Connector

10-pin gooseneck

Pin Assignments

Proprietary Shure Pinout

Input Connector

Unbalanced

Output Connector

dual mono (will drive stereo phones)

Network Connections

DCS-LAN

Power Supply

DCS-LAN (DIS-CCU, EX6010, PI6000)

Voltage At Source

20 to 48 V

Cable Requirements

Cat 5e or higher

NFC Carrier Frequency

13.56 MHz

Antenna Type

Internal NFC Loop

NFC Card Compatibility

ACOS3 dual interface and contactless

Color

Black

Housing

Molded Plastic, Aluminum

Operating Temperature Range

6.7℃ (20℉) - 40℃ (104℉)

Storage Temperature Range

29℃ (20℉) - 74℃ (165℉)

Relative Humidity

95%

Audio Output Type

3.5mm female socket (x2, dual mono, TRRS) 6.35mm female socket (x1, stereo, TRS)

Dimensions

198 x 324 x 96 mm (7.8 x 12.8 x 3.8 in.) H x W x D

Weight

2250  g (79.4 oz.)

Screen Type

Color TFT Display

Screen Size

160 mm (6.3 in.)

Display Resolution

800 x 240 (134 PPI)

Power Consumption

Typical 5.5 W
Maximum 7.0W

Number of Incoming Channels

Up to 32 (31 + Floor)

Number of Outgoing Channels

3 (A/B)

Maximum Units Per Booth

32

Maximum Number of Booths

150

Maximum Number of Units (total)

128

Audio Input

Nominal Input Level

60 dBV

Maximum Audio Input Level

Microphone 1.5 dBV at 1% THD
Headset 5.5 dBV at 1% THD

Audio Frequency Response

20 Hz - 16 kHz (+0.5/-10 dB)

THD+N

Microphone Input 0.04%
Headset Input 0.07%

Dynamic Range

Microphone Input , Unweighted 110 dB
Microphone Input , A-Weighted 112 dB
Headset Input , Unweighted 92 dB
Headset Input , A-Weighted 94 dB

Preamplifier Equivalent Input Noise (EIN)

115.8 dBV

Input Impedance

Microphone 26 kΩ
Headset 2.2 kΩ

Audio Output

Nominal Output Level

70 dB SPL at 0.5m

Maximum Audio Output Level

Loudspeaker Output 82 dB SPL-A at 0.5m
Headphone Output 1.7 dBV

Audio Frequency Response

Speaker Output 200 Hz - 16 kHz (+0.5/-10 dB)
Headphone Output 110 Hz - 16 kHz (+0.5/-3 dB)

THD+N

Loudspeaker Output <1%
Headphone Output <0.2%

Dynamic Range

Speaker Output , Unweighted 92 dB
Speaker Output , A-Weighted MXCIC = 95 dB
Headphone Output , Unweighted MXCIC = 91 dB
Headphone Output , A-Weighted MXCIC = 93 dB

Load Impedance

>8 Ω

Important Product Information

The equipment is intended to be used in professional audio applications.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Shure Incorporated could void your authority to operate this equipment.

Note: This device is not intended to be connected directly to a public internet network.

EMC conformance to Environment E2: Commercial and Light Industrial. Testing is based on the use of supplied and recommended cable types. The use of other than shielded (screened) cable types may degrade EMC performance.

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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. 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:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
  • 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.

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation of this device is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d'Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L'exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) l'appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l'utilisateur de l'appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d'en compromettre le fonctionnement.

Warning:

Operation is subject to the following conditions: (1) The device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) the device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in residential, commercial or light industrial environments. The equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the user manual it may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

Operation of this equipment in residential areas is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his or her own expense. Intentional or unintentional changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance shall not be made. Any such changes or modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

If necessary, the user should consult a dealer or an experienced radio/ television technician for corrective action. The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful: "How to identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems". This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, Stock No. 004-000-00345-4.

Warning: This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

Compliance

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of the following for a Class A digital device:

  • EN55103-1 (Emission)
  • EN55103-2 (Immunity)
  • FCC rules part 15, class A (Emission)
  • ICES-003 of Industry Canada
  • IEC 60065

Certifications

This product meets the Essential Requirements of all relevant European directives and is eligible for CE marking.

The CE Declaration of Conformity can be obtained from: 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: info@shure.de