NAB 2017: Dante Beltpack Range Widens


A manufacturer of high-quality audio, video and fiber-optic solutions is set to introduce an new beltpack that widens the range of Dante tools is set to be unveiled at the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Studio-Technologies_371_1The Model 371 Intercom Beltpack is a lightweight unit from Studio Technologies that combines the features offered by broadcast-style, two-channel party-line (PL) intercom user devices with a single-channel listen output and a four-pin male XLR headset interface connector.

“We’re making the quality, networking and plug-and-play benefits of Dante available to customers who use 4-pin headsets,” said Studio Technologies President Gordon Kapes.

The Model 371 offers two talk and two listen channels, along with a single-channel output designed for PL intercom use where single-ear headsets is desired. Target applications include theatrical, corporate and industrial environments where it can be important to have one ear remain open to ambient audio signals. The units can also be directly interfaced with ports on compatible matrix intercom systems.

Switches allow control of the microphone preamplifier gain and talk button operation. Each button can be individually configured for push to talk or push to talk/tap to latch operation. An integrated call function allows Model 371 users to send and receive channel-specific visual alert signals. Additional features include integrated sidetone, remote microphone off and application firmware updating via a USB port. Model 371 units interface with twisted-pair Ethernet local-area-networks using standard RJ45 patch cables. This LAN
connection provides both Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and bi-directional digital audio signals.