Audio-Technica Expands Compatibility for Dante™-Enabled Products

— A-T’s Dante™ products – ATND971 boundary microphone and ATND8677 desk stand – are now compatible with Biamp® Systems Tesira® v2.3, Bose® ControlSpace® Designer™ software v4.3 and Symetrix® SymNet™ Composer v3.0 —


Stow, OH 05-19-2015 Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces expanded third-party compatibility for its ATND971 Dante™-enabled cardioid condenser boundary microphone and the ATND8677 Dante-enabled microphone desk stand. The ATND971 and ATND8677 are now supported by Biamp® Systems Tesira® v2.3 software and Bose® ControlSpace® Designer™ software v4.3, in addition to the previously announced compatibility with Symetrix® SymNet Composer™ v3.0.

Biamp Systems Tesira software v2.3
Biamp’s Tesira SERVER and SERVER-IO allow for ultimate 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 Dante-based ATND series microphone 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 behaviors, as well as the option to control both completely 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. A tutorial on configuring Audio-Technica’s Dante microphones for a Tesira system can be found here.

Bose® ControlSpace® Designer™ software v4.3
Bose ControlSpace Designer software provides installers the ability to configure, control and monitor audio systems of networkable Bose Professional processors, amplifiers, and Dante endpoints. Version 4.3 of ControlSpace Designer brings new support for the ATND971 Dante-enabled cardioid condenser boundary microphone and the ATND8677 Dante-enabled microphone desk stand for easy integration of Dante audio and control.

Symetrix® SymNet Composer™ software v3.0
Symetrix’ SymNet Composer 3.0 open-architecture design software offers native integration of Audio-Technica’s ATND971 Dante-enabled cardioid condenser boundary microphone and the ATND8677 Dante-enabled microphone desk stand. Version 3.0 has built upon the native support of Audinate's Dante media networking technology for select third-party devices in earlier releases, and extends support of market-leading products thanks to new partnerships with Audio-Technica and others. Users of the Symetrix SymNet Radius AEC, SymNet Radius 12x8 EX and SymNet Edge Dante-scalable DSPs are now able to streamline their configuration procedures and achieve a fully digital networked audio solution.

Audio-Technica’s 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 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.

The ATND8677 Microphone Desk Stand fits gooseneck microphones with standard XLRM-type outputs, offering installers previously unavailable simplicity in adding gooseneck microphones to Dante audio networks.

For more information about Audio-Technica’s networked audio solutions, please visit http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/site/90db6b317f40d616/index.html.

Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

About Biamp Systems
Biamp Systems is a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems that power the world’s most sophisticated audio/video installations. The company is recognized worldwide for delivering high-quality products and backing each one with a commitment to exceptional customer service. Recipient of the Frost & Sullivan 2015 Global Installed Audio Conferencing Enabling Technology Leadership Award, Biamp is dedicated to creating products that drive the evolution of communication through sound. The award-winning Biamp® product suite includes the Tesira® media system for digital audio networking, Audia® Digital Audio Platform, Nexia® digital signal processors, Sona™ AEC technology, and Vocia® Networked Public Address and Voice Evacuation System. Each has its own specific feature set that can be customized and integrated in a wide range of applications, including corporate boardrooms, conference centers, performing arts venues, courtrooms, hospitals, transportation hubs, campuses, and multi-building facilities. Founded in 1976, Biamp is headquartered in Beaverton, OR, USA, with additional engineering operations in Brisbane, Australia, and Rochester, NY. For more information on Biamp, please visit www.biamp.com.

About Bose Corporation
Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, the company is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term research with one fundamental goal: to develop new technologies with real customer benefits. Bose® innovations have spanned decades and industries, creating and transforming categories in audio and beyond. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic. From the company’s home entertainment systems and Wave® music systems, to high-quality audio and noise cancelling headphones, digital music systems, Bluetooth® speakers and professional solutions, Bose has changed the way people listen to music. Bose Corporation is privately held. The company’s spirit of invention, passion for excellence, and commitment to extraordinary customer experiences can be found around the world -- everywhere Bose does business.

About Symetrix
With a current and broadly-based product portfolio that encompasses both open- and fixed-architecture solutions, Seattle, USA-based Symetrix is a global leader in digital audio signal processing. From a founding base in the studio and MI communities almost forty years ago, Symetrix has emerged to take a defining role in commercial audio, its products now the audio professionals' choice for large-scale installations in performance venues, sports arenas, educational establishments and many more. Benefiting from a worldwide distribution network that has seen its products specified in over 100 countries, Symetrix continues to spearhead the entire design and build process from its Seattle HQ. The manufacturer is now enhancing its readiness for a new era of AV networking through its licensing partnership with Audinate, whose industry-leading Dante media networking solution is fully integrated into the SymNet DSP platform. www.symetrix.co

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com