imgLas Vegas, NV (June 19, 2014)—Audio-Technica has revealed its new ATND971 Cardioid Condenser Boundary Network Microphone, bridging the gap between audio and IT as reportedly the first wired microphone that transmits audio and control data together over Audinate’s Dante network protocol.

A simple Ethernet connection allows the ATND971 Network Microphone to communicate across an existing network of Dante-enabled devices and, with the microphone’s programmable user switch, control any of those devices at the push of a button.

Intended for boardrooms and other meeting spaces, the mic features Ethernet connectivity, a Red/Green LED status indicator and an integrated user switch to control anything from triggering a video camera pan/tilt to a room’s lighting preset and much more. The ATND971 is powered by network PoE.

The ATND971 will be available September 2014.