At the InfoComm 2014 show in Las Vegas, Audio-Technica (booth C10520) announces the new ATND971 cardioid condenser boundary network microphone, bridging the gap between audio and IT as the first wired microphone that transmits audio and control data together over Audinate Dante network protocol.
A simple Ethernet connection allows the ATND971 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.
Designed for boardrooms and other meeting spaces, the ATND971 boundary mic offers simple, inexpensive Ethernet connectivity, 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. Because Dante can support up to 512 bidirectional audio channels, the microphone offers a scalable solution. The ATND971 is powered by network PoE.
ATND971 is also outfitted with proprietary UniGuard RFI-shielding technology and UniSteep low-cut filter. It will be available September 2014 with a U.S. MSRP of $748.