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Studio Technologies to Bow New On-Air Hubs

The trio of consoles will debut at NAB next week.

Las Vegas, NV (April 5, 2018)—Studio Technologies is expanding its Dante-compatible offerings, showing three new announcer’s consoles—the Model 205, Model 206, and Model 208—at NAB 2018.

All three models offer unique combinations of analog and digital audio resources to create on-air talent hubs for both Dante audio over Ethernet and traditional analog audio environments. The units’ diverse audio resources and small size enable the creation of on-air positions where space is at a premium, making them ideal for sports and entertainment TV, and radio events as well as streaming broadcasts.

The Model 205 and Model 206 are specifically designed for table-top use, presenting a very small footprint for applications such as court-side basketball commentator locations. The Model 208 is optimized to allow easy mounting to the top- or bottom-surface of a broadcast set or talent location. Its form-factor also lends itself for use in a range of custom mounting scenarios.

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“The broadcast community at NAB is the perfect audience for us to introduce our latest products for use by on-air talent and production personnel,” says Gordon Kapes, president of Studio Technologies. “The design focus for these units was their physical size, needing to be extremely compact for broadcast applications, such as live-sports, where physical space for personnel is limited. But, of course, they still had to provide strong technical performance and a solid user experience. I feel we met our goals with the Models 205, 206 and 208, which in addition to their small size, are extremely simple to deploy and offer lots of configuration choices by way of our STcontroller software application. Using Dante was the natural choice for maintaining audio quality, providing signal routing flexibility, and supporting interconnection efficiency.”

A key feature of the Model 205, Model 206 and Model 208 are their ability to be configured using the STcontroller Application, a personal computer application that enables users to quickly confirm and revise selected parameters. There are no mechanical switch settings or button-press sequences required to configure the units. Selectable parameters include microphone preamplifier gain, P48 phantom power on/off, button operation, remote control inputs, headphone output mode, sidetone operation, and overall unit operation. STcontroller is compatible with version 7 and later of the Windows operating system and is used to configure a growing number of Studio Technologies’ Dante-compatible products.

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