Audio-Technica extends compatibility for Dante range

Audio-Technica has announced expanded third-party compatibility for its ATND971 Dante-enabled cardioid condenser boundary microphone and ATND8677 Dante-enabled microphone desk stand.

The ATND971 and ATND8677 are now supported by Biamp Systems Tesira v2.3 and Bose ControlSpace Designer v4.3, in addition to the existing Symetrix SymNet Composer v3.0 compatibility.

Biamp’s Tesira SERVER and SERVER-IO allow for networking flexibility through the integration of multiple protocols – AVB, CobraNet, and Dante – all within a single system with the DAN-1 Dante network card. The ATND971 can be incorporated into a Tesira system, providing quick audio and control signal setup as needed. In addition to normal audio input controls, the integrated processing block allows for predetermined button and LED behaviours, as well as the option to control both discretely. Each processing block for the ATND series can accept multiple microphone inputs, so individual units with the same control configuration only need to be configured in Tesira once.

Bose ControlSpace Designer software allows installers to configure, control and monitor audio systems of networkable Bose processors, amplifiers and Dante endpoints. Version 4.3 of ControlSpace Designer brings new support for the ATND971 Dante-enabled cardioid condenser boundary microphone and ATND8677 Dante-enabled microphone desk stand for easy integration of Dante audio and control.

SymNet Composer 3.0 open-architecture design software offers native integration of the ATND971 and ATND8677. Version 3.0 has built upon the native support of Audinate’s Dante media networking technology for select third-party devices in earlier releases. Users of the Symetrix SymNet Radius AEC, SymNet Radius 12×8 EX and SymNet Edge Dante-scalable DSPs are now able to streamline their configuration procedures and achieve a fully digital networked audio solution.

The ATND971 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. A simple Ethernet connection allows the ATND971 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.

The ATND8677 stand fits gooseneck microphones with standard XLRM-type outputs, offering installers a simple way to add gooseneck microphones to Dante audio networks.