ATND971a
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ATND971a

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Overview

ATND971a

Audio-Technica has bridged the gap between audio and IT with the first wired microphones that transmit audio and control data together over the Dante network protocol. A simple Ethernet connection allows the Network Microphone to communicate across an existing network of Dante-enabled devices and, with the mic’s integrated, programmable user switch, control any of those devices at the push of a button.

Dante networking technology has become the standard in the professional audio industry. A true plug-and-play solution, Dante uses standard Internet protocols to distribute digital audio and control data with very low latency. Network Microphones exploit Dante’s advantages to provide a powerful audio solution that’s easy to implement, use and expand.

A perfect fit for boardrooms and other meeting spaces, Network Microphones feature 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, Network Microphones offer an easily scalable solution.

A true audio/IT convergence, the ATND971a 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.

This latest “a” version also offers plug-and-play compatibility with AES67 networks, including those that utilize Livewire, RAVENNA and Q-LAN AoIP technologies, and increases the Dante Domain Manager features, adding role-based security, cross-subnet routing, SNMP alerts and more.

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Dante™ is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.
ATND971a

Features

  • A digital Ethernet mic with Dante capabilities – an Audio-Technica innovation
  • Connects directly to network via Ethernet cable – no need for expensive audio cable or soldering
  • Integrated switch allows mic to communicate with – and control – other Dante-enabled devices within a network
  • Local or remote control of mic gain, low-cut filter and LED indicator
  • Red/Green LED indicator
  • UniGuard® RFI-shielding technology; UniSteep® filter
  • Powered by network PoE
  • Scalable across Dante’s 512 bidirectional audio channels
  • Plug-and-play compatibility with AES67 networks, including those that utilize Livewire, RAVENNA and Q-LAN AoIP technologies
  • Increases Dante Domain Manager features, adding role-based security, cross-subnet routing, SNMP alerts and more
Click for more information about Network Audio Dante™ is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

Specifications

Microphones
Element Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern Half-cardioid (cardioid in hemisphere above mounting surface)
Frequency Response 30-20,000 Hz
Low Frequency Roll Off 80 Hz, 18 dB/octave
Maximum Input Sound Level 117 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 68 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
Power Requirements PoE IEEE802.3af standard (Power consumption 1.5W)
Switches Local Mode: Touch-sensitive capacitivetype user switch function: toggle (mute on power up), toggle (talk on power up), momentary on, momentary off; Low-cut filter: flat, roll-off; Gain: +30 dB, +40 dB, +50 dB Remote Mode: Low-cut and Gain via third-party software*
Switch Logic Local Mode: Touch-sensitive capacitivetype user switch function: toggle (mute
on power up), toggle (talk on power up), momentary on, momentary off; Low-cut filter: flat, roll-off; Gain: +30 dB, +40 dB, +50 dB
Remote M
Weight (Microphone) 393 g (13.8 oz)
Weight 393 g
Dimensions 110.0 mm (4.33") maximum length, 89.5 mm (3.52") maximum width, 35.8 mm (1.41") maximum height
Output Connector RJ45
Optional Interchangeable Elements UE-O omnidirectional (360°) UE-H hypercardioid (100°)
Accessories Included Soft protective pouch
Notes Dante Network Specifications Physical level: standard Ethernet Connector: single RJ45 Cable quality: Shielded CAT5 or CAT6 recommended Transmission speed: 100 Mbps

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ATND971a Submittal Sheet
ATND971a Specification Sheet
ATND971 Firmware v4.0.10.2
ATND971a Firmware v4.1.4.2