Beamform Me Up, ATND
Audio-Technica introduces ceiling array microphone.
Designed for use in conference rooms, boardrooms and other meeting spaces, ATND1061DAN can be used singly or in multiples to capture every person speaking with clear, natural audio that reduces distracting environmental sounds. The ATND1061DAN beamforming ceiling array type microphone is an ideal solution for meeting spaces from large to small and is designed in a familiar form factor (roughly the size of a wireless access point) and is easy to install, set up and operate.
Room configuration, zone setup and other settings are handled through A-T’s user-friendly Digital Microphone Manager software application. The ATND1061DAN has six individual output channels, which, collectively, can be configured with up to 32 user-defined microphone pickup zones, providing the flexibility to cover a wide variety of room sizes and meeting types. Across all the output channels, the microphone’s 90-degree orthogonal beams are capable of focusing on a particular point in space, preventing the pickup of unwanted noise.
The ATND1061DAN’s proprietary voice activity detection (VAD) technology enables the microphone to discern between a voice and unwanted noises such as paper shuffling. For installations without external digital signal processing (DSP), the ATND1061DAN features powerful onboard DSP, including automix, acoustic echo cancellation (AEC), noise reduction, automatic gain control (AGC) and four-band EQ. Exclusion zones can be set to avoid known sources of unwanted noise, helping to maximise the effectiveness of the built-in noise-reduction and automatic-mixing functions.
The ATND1061DAN can be flush- or surface-mounted in a drop ceiling or hard ceiling, or mounted in open architecture spaces via a standard VESA mount. The unit’s low-reflective white finish matches standard ceiling tiles in most environments. All mounts, safety wiring, mounting hardware, and accessories are included.
Plug-ins are available for popular control systems. Notably, through a strategic partnership with QSC, the ATND1061 is compatible with the Q-SYS audio, video and control platform.
The ATND1061DAN is priced at AU$4499 RRP.