Studio Technologies has added to its intercom and Dante-compliant products
Studio Technologies is strengthening its intercom offerings with the Model 391 Dante Alerting Unit that offers both visual and audible indications that operator attention is being requested. The unit can be used in conjunction with Dante audio over Ethernet-based intercom beltpacks and user stations that support call light functionality. Housed in a compact enclosure, the tabletop PoE unit is said to offer extensive configuration choices to optimise alerting performance, and is described as ideal for a wide range of theatre, corporate, industrial and broadcast applications where party-line (PL) and 4-wire intercom is required.
The manufacturer has also added to its line of Dante-compliant products with the Model 374A Intercom Beltpack, an update of the original Model 374. The beltpack continues to offer four channels of PL intercom and includes additional capabilities and a personal computer-based method of configuring the units. A standard Ethernet connection provides both PoE power and high-performance digital audio transport. Over a LAN, multiple units can be configured for PL intercom applications via an external Dante-enabled audio matrix. The beltpack’s features can be configured using the STcontroller software application. Configurable parameters include electret microphone powering, microphone preamp gain, talk button operation, headphone channel assignment and integrated sidetone level.
Finally, Studio Technologies has released enhanced firmware for its Model 5422 Dante Intercom Audio Engine, Model 216 Announcer’s Console and Model 44D Audio Interface products. The new firmware allows each unit to better meet the needs of creating IFB (interrupted foldback or talent cueing) for remote production applications. The Model 5422 Dante Intercom Audio Engine is a high-performance and flexible solution for creating PL intercom circuits when used with Dante and AES67-compatible products. With the latest firmware release, it is now also capable of creating up to 32 unique IFB signals or feeds, or a mixture of PL intercom and IFB circuits.
The Model 216 Announcer’s Console was designed to serve as the audio control centre for announcers, commentators and production personnel. With the update, the unit can now serve as a 4-channel IFB master station for remote production applications. Two Model 216 production modes, production with tone and production with dim and tone, are included to support the Model 5422’s TOX IFB function.
The Model 44D Interface was originally offered to provide a simple yet high-performance means of interfacing two channels of analogue line level audio to and from applications that rely on Dante or AES67 technology. New firmware for the Model 44D adds a tone generator mode for use in REMI or At-Home applications that use the Model 5422 Dante Intercom Audio Engine. When configured for the tone generator mode, an 18kHz sine-wave audio signal is available in both the analogue and digital domains. This tone is intended to be used by matrix intercom systems to assist in creating interrupt audio signals that are compatible with the Model 5422’s TOX IFB function.