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Studio Technologies Debuts Dante Beltpack

Intended for broadcast environments, the new beltpack features Dante AoE technology.

Skokie, IL (March 5, 2019)—Studio Technologies has released its new Model 381 On-Air Beltpack featuring Dante AoE technology.

Intended for broadcast environments like sports and live entertainment events, eSports, newsgathering and streaming applications, the lightweight unit can be used “standalone” or integrated with other networked audio devices that utilize standard Ethernet networking infrastructure.

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Deploying the Model 381 requires a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection, a microphone and a pair of headphones or an earpiece. Once connected, users are provided with main and talkback output channels with associated status pushbutton switch, two audio listen channels, and sidetone capabilities. The aluminum enclosure incorporates a belt clip to allow direct attachment to on-air talent’s clothing.

The unit is equipped with an etherCON RJ45 jack for the PoE Ethernet connection, a 3-pin XLR connector for the microphone input, and ¼-inch jack for interfacing with the headphones or earpiece. Two Dante audio input channels provide users with talent cue (IFB) signals. An integrated sidetone function can be enabled to provide users with a microphone confidence signal. A pushbutton switch on the Model 381’s top panel provides a combination talkback and “cough” function.

All Model 381 configuration choices are selected using Studio Technologies’ STcontroller software application, which is compatible with the Windows operating system. Selectable operating parameters include microphone preamplifier gain, P48 phantom power, headphone signal routing, sidetone operation, and pushbutton switch action. The Model 381 is compatible with the Dante Domain Manager software application and is AES67-compliant.

Studio Technologies, Inc. •