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Studio Technologies Updates its Model 5422 Dante Intercom Audio Engine

By CIOReview | Thursday, January 7, 2021
Gordon Kapes, President

Gordon Kapes, President

The new firmware establishes the unit’s industry-leading performance, adding better audio clarity, additional features, and boosted channel naming capacity.

FREMONT, CA: Studio Technologies, a manufacturer of high-quality audio, video, and fiber-optic solutions, announced an update for its Model 5422 Dante Intercom Audio Engine. The Model 5422 is a high-performance, lucrative solution for creating digital Party-Line (PL) intercom circuits and other dedicated audio functions. It is improved for use with Dante-compatible products, like intercom belt packs, user stations, and announcer’s consoles. The new firmware establishes the unit’s industry-leading performance, adding better audio clarity, additional features, and boosted channel naming capacity.

“The unit’s new firmware offers multiple improvements, including Auto Mix functionality and three additional operating modes,” says Gordon Kapes, president, Studio Technologies. “These allow more applications to be supported and can significantly improve the user experience. Model 5422 users can field-update their existing units at no charge, ensuring that they will remain up-to-date with the latest features.”

Using Dante audio-over-Ethernet tool with AES67 support, the Model 5422 offers the flexibility to be used in a diversity of entertainment, streaming events, and sports broadcast. The resources comprise support for party-line (PL), talent cueing (IFB), audio mixing and control, and Dante interfacing. The unit emphasizes low-latency 32-bit digital processing for superior sonic quality. The Model 5422 is offered in two versions, one with 32 input and output channels and the other with 64 input and output channels.

The unit’s new firmware enhances sophisticated Auto Mix functionality that will present enhanced audio intelligibility and level control for optimal audio performance. The Auto Mix performance will meet or surpass the demands required for professional audio applications employed in high-speed programmable logic. Additionally, three new group modes have been added to the configurable resources. Two of the modes improve the functionality’s ability for party-line intercom and summing bus applications. The third mode, audio switching, permits control of multiple Dante audio channels using high-frequency audio tones produced by a range of other Studio Technologies products. Also upgraded is the ability to name Dante channels in the Model 5422, offering a superior experience when configuring the unit and establishing mode, group, and channel names.