Audio-Technica Now Shipping ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System

Stow, OH, July 31, 2019 — Audio-Technica has expanded the company’s conferencing/discussion solutions with the ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System (now shipping). Offering easy plug-and-play operation, the new discussion system provides reliable, clear and intelligible communication to significantly increase meeting efficiency and effectiveness. The hybrid design allows hundreds of infrared and wired discussion units to be combined into a single system.

The ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System provides 24-bit/48 kHz uncompressed digital audio for natural-sounding voice reproduction, along with a 12-band feedback suppressor that enables higher volume levels. IR transmission requires no frequency coordination and keeps signals safe and secure, with no information leakage.
A single system may be scaled to support a total of 200 ATUC-IRDU infrared discussion units together with 100 ATUC-50 wired discussion/integration/interpretation (DU/IU/INT) units from a single ATUC-IRCU control unit. Further, up to two existing ATUC-50CU wired control units may be linked to the new ATUC-IR hybrid infrared system to integrate an additional 100 DU/IU/INT units each, for a grand total of 500 DU/IU/INT units.

The 19″ rack-mountable ATUC-IRCU control unit can be operated locally, through Web Remote interface (no software required), or third-party IP control systems. It offers three selectable conference modes (free talk, request-to-talk, and full remote) with various override settings. The unit can record WAV and MP3 files onto a connected USB mass storage device. Connections include two Mic/Line inputs, two AUX inputs and two interpretation return inputs. The ATUC-IRCUDAN version includes all the features of the ATUC-IRCU plus a Dante® output with redundancy.

The ATUC-IRDU Discussion Unit may be used with a choice of three gooseneck condenser microphones, two hypercardioid and one line cardioid, each of differing lengths. Intended for two users, the unit includes dual request-to-talk/mute buttons, indicator LEDs, and 3.5 mm (1/8″) headphone jacks with volume controls, giving both users equal access to the microphone.

Microphone choices include the ATUC-M43H hypercardioid condenser gooseneck (446.0 mm/17.56″ long); ATUC-M58H hypercardioid condenser gooseneck (596.0 mm/23.46″ long); and ATUC-M32L line cardioid condenser gooseneck (320.0 mm/12.60″ long).

The ceiling-mount ATUC-IRA IR Transmitter/Receiver Unit is designed for reception and transmission of the IRDU signals (maximum range 6 m/19.5 ft.). The unit has a white finish, measures 130 mm (5.1″) W x 35 mm (1.4″) D x 130 mm (5.1″) H, and includes all mounting hardware.

Additional components of the new ATUC-IR Hybrid Infrared Discussion System include the ATUC-IRD IR Distributor, a mountable 2-to-1 BNC cable distributor, and the 10-slot ATCS-B60 Charger that recharges the LI-240a lithium batteries used in the ATUC-IRDU units.

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