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Audio-Technica Announces Network Dante™ Microphone

03 July 2014
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Singapore — Audio-Technica has announced its new ATND971 Cardioid Condenser Boundary Network Microphone at the Infocomm 2014 at Las Vegas, Nirvana. This microphone bridges the gap between audio and IT as the first wired microphone that transmits audio and control data together over Audinate’s Dante™ network protocol. Dante has become a go-to method of networking for many audio professionals; a true plug-and-play solution, Dante uses standard Internet protocols to distribute digital audio and control data with very low latency.

A simple Ethernet connection allows the Network Microphone to communicate across an existing network of Dante-enabled devices and, with the microphone’s programmable user switch, control any of those devices at the push of a button. A perfect fit for boardrooms and other meeting spaces, Audio-Technica’s ATND971 boundary mic features simple, inexpensive Ethernet connectivity, outstanding sound quality, a Red/Green LED status indicator and an integrated user switch to control anything from triggering a video camera pan/tilt to a room’s lighting preset and much more. And since Dante can support up to 512 bidirectional audio channels, thismicrophone offers an easily scalable solution. The ATND971 is powered by network PoE.

 

ATND971 Cardioid Condenser Boundary Microphone with Dante™ Network Output

A true audio/IT convergence, the ATND971 boundary mic not only delivers the superior audio you would expect from Audio-Technica, with outstanding speech intelligibility and transparent sound quality, but it also transmits control data to communicate across a network of Dante-enabled devices. The integrated programmable user switch allows users to trigger a video camera’s pan/tilt, recall lighting presets or control anything else on the network at the push of a button. And with a Red/Green LED the microphone can visually convey mute status, incoming phone calls or other creative visual effects utilizing a control system. The microphone plugs into the network via Ethernet cable – easy to install and operate. Featuring UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology and UniSteep® low-cut filter.

 

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About Audio-Technica:

Established in 1962, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of problem-solving audio equipment. Initially known for state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges, A-T now creates high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use.

Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for live sound tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, house-of-worship venues, and more. A-T microphones are chosen for critical government installations such as the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Audio-Technica microphones and wireless systems are also selected for major broadcast music events, including the GRAMMY® Awards and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

Audio-Technica products have provided seamless audio coverage and technical support in U.S. presidential debates since 1988. A-T mics also deliver versatile solutions at high-profile sports broadcasts, including World Cup Soccer, the Super Bowl, and the Commonwealth Games, as well as the Summer Games in Beijing (2008), Athens (2004), Sydney (2000), and Atlanta (1996), and the Winter Games in Vancouver (2010), Torino (2006) and Salt Lake City (2002).

With other operating companies in Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, Audio-Technica today is a global leader in its field, committed to providing superior performance and exceptional value for customers around the world.

For media queries, please contact: 

Audio-Technica (S.E.A) Pte Ltd
1 Ubi View, #01-14 Focus One,
Singapore 408555

Tel: +65 6749 5686
Fax: +65 6749 5689
Email: marketing@audio-technica.com.sg

 

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