Studio Technologies debuted a Dante-compatible (Model 5304) Intercom Station. The unit is designed to serve as a user interface for a variety of applications, including on-air and production television, live events, theater, industrial, aerospace, house of worship and corporate AV.
The Model 5304 enables four independent “talk” and “listen” channels with just a headset and a Dante Audio-over-Ethernet connection. Party-line intercom applications can easily be created using standard IP networks along with a Dante-enabled audio processing device, such as the Studio Technologies Model 5421 or Model 5422A Dante Intercom Audio Engine. A range of resources allows production personnel to incorporate the Model 5304 locally or as part of a remote application.
The Model 5304 is supported by the STcontroller software application, allowing the unit’s range of operating features to be quickly and intuitively configured. Versions of STcontroller are available, free of charge, for use with the Windows and macOS operating systems. Single- and dual-ear broadcast headsets are directly supported. A low-noise, wide dynamic-range microphone preamplifier supports both dynamic and electret microphones. An analog dynamics controller circuit ensures microphone audio quality and minimizes the chance of signal overload. A single Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection supplies the Model 5304 with both power and network data. The Model 5304 is housed in a lightweight “1/2-rack” aluminum enclosure. Optional mounting kits allow one or two units to be mounted in one space (1U) of a standard 19-inch rack enclosure.