Audio-Technica’s Dante™-Enabled Products Compatible with Symetrix’ Newly-Released SymNet Composer 3.0


Stow, OH 01-07-2015 Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, has an-nounced that Symetrix’ newly-released SymNet Composer 3.0 open-architecture design soft-ware 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 technol-ogy 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, Radius 12x8 EX and Edge Dante-scalable DSPs are now able to streamline their configuration procedures and achieve network discovery, Dante signal rout-ing, and audio setup of supported Audio-Technica devices.

Launched at the InfoComm Show in Las Vegas earlier this year, 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 Dan-te-enabled devices and, with the microphone’s programmable user switch, control any of those devices at the push of a button.

Gary Dixon, sales engineer, installed sound at Audio-Technica U.S., remarks, “The ATND se-ries and Symetrix SymNet Composer 3.0 software provide a knowledgeable and creative AV integrator infinite possibilities for system design. The goal of Symetrix and Audio-Technica working together is to provide more options for control and connectivity, allowing for more profit opportunities for our AV integrators. The ATND series and SymNet Composer software transform the traditional tabletop microphone into a Dante networked audio user interface that can be customized by the AV integrator.”

Also integrated with Symetrix SymNet Composer 3.0, 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.

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

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, edu-cational 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.

—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