Audio-Technica Increases Network Audio Microphone Offering at ISE2017

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Audio-Technica is to debut two new Dante-enabled ceiling-mount microphone solutions at ISE 2017, expanding its existing line of network audio microphones. The company’s complete ATUC-50 digital discussion system will also be on display for the first time – with a variety of seminars on the ATUC-50 and general microphone specification and deployment planned for the show.

ATND931 and ATND933 Dante Microphones

The ATND931 Dante six-inch gooseneck microphone and ATND933 Dante hanging microphone are both available in a number of configurations, including black and white colour options and a selection of three polar patterns (cardioid, hypercardioid and MicroLine). All configurations come standard with the new ATND8734 ceiling-mount power module with Dante network output, offering a simple and cost-effective solution for integrating these new microphones with a Dante network without the need for a separate, standalone audio interface.

The ATND931 and ATND933 join the ATND8677 Microphone Desk Stand and ATND971 Network Boundary Microphone – the world’s first wired microphone products to transmit both audio and control data using the Dante network protocol. A simple Ethernet connection allows these microphones (powered by network PoE) to communicate across an existing network of Dante-enabled devices.

The ATND8734 comes equipped with an 80 Hz low-cut UniSteep filter, selectable for a flat response or low-frequency roll-off, as well as a three-position input gain level selector (+30 dB, +40 dB, and +50 dB) and green/red LEDs. All features may be configured and controlled remotely via third-party software. Audio-Technica has been working closely with industry-leading DSP manufacturers including Biamp, Symetrix and Bose to ensure Dante-compatible logic and remote control software integration for simple, flexible operation without the need for additional cabling

ATUC-50 Digital Discussion System

ISE 2017 will also represent the first showing of Audio-Technica’s complete ATUC-50 digital discussion system with the recently introduced ATUC-50INT interpretation unit.

Designed for ease of use in situations where up to three languages are involved, the ATUC-50INT places control in the hands of interpreters thanks to the system’s intuitive web remote-based conference management software application.

The unit’s straightforward control panel allows easy selection of headphone volume level as well as the choice of floor or relayed language – and two ATUC-50INTs may be linked to deliver each language for hardware redundancy.

Discussion participants can select between the three interpretation channels on their ATUC-50DU discussion units, or the languages can be transferred to an existing wireless language distribution system via the ATUC-50CU control unit. Multi-language discussion recording is also made simple with the ATUC-50CU’s onboard four-channel recorder.

Building on the ATUC-50’s reputation for class-leading speech intelligibility, the ATUC-50INT is designed as the ideal solution for bi- and tri-lingual discussions and applications where cost-effectiveness is an important consideration.

The ATUC-50INT (which carries recommended pricing of £295.80 / €355 ex VAT) will receive its first showing at ISE on the Audio-Technica booth, Hall 3-A122.

Seminars

Audio-Technica will host a seminar focused on the ATUC-50 digital discussion system on Friday 10th February between 10:00am – 12:00pm. To be held in Meeting Room G001 in the Auditorium Centre, the seminar will provide an introduction and guide to easy set-up, programming and system integration for integrators, end-users and distributors. To register for one of the limited seminar spaces, visitors are asked to email their name, job title and phone number to marketing@audio-technica.co.uk

In addition, Audio-Technica technical director Zsolt Zold will host two seminars as part of the InfoComm FlashTrack programme on Wednesday 8th February. Dealing with microphone choice, performance and positioning for conference environments, the seminars will be held at Booth 13-N100 at 10.30am (Hyper Hyper! – Polar Patterns and Performance) and 11am (Put It Right – Proper Positioning For Microphones).