Extron now shipping AXI Series Dante Audio interfaces
Extron Electronics has announced the immediate availability of two new products in the Extron AXI family of Dante audio interfaces, the AXI 22 AT and the AXI 44 AT.
These two analogue audio to Dante interfaces feature two inputs and outputs or four inputs and output, as well as a compact quarter rack. The quarter rack width units integrate two or four mic or line sources onto a Dante-enabled audio system and feature switchable 48V phantom power.
The AXI 22 AT offers two line level outputs, while the AXI 44 AT features four line level outputs for routing Dante channels from the network to an audio system. Input select, gain and phantom power settings are controllable from the front panel via DSP Configurator Software or by SIS command via USB.
Both models interface with any Dante-equipped audio processor over a standard local area network and can be powered through PoE. This allows a single network cable connection for bidirectional audio and power from a central equipment rack.
The AXI 22 AT and AXI 44 AT accept analogue mic and line sources, which are converted at 24-bit, with selectable sampling rates from 44.1 to 96kHz for output via Dante. The interfaces are connected into a Dante network over Ethernet using standard IP networking protocols to avoid the effort and expense of pulling multiple lines of long cables back to the AV rack.
“What’s impressive is we were able to take PoE, Dante networking, mic or line level inputs with switchable phantom power and come up with a compact small quarter rack form factor interface that can be easily mounted under a desk, in a lectern or in millwork,” says Extron vice president of sales and marketing Casey Hall.
The family of Dante-enabled products from Extron work together as part of a complete networked audio system solution and integrate with other Dante-enabled products to create efficient, scalable system designs. They accommodate a wide range of audio routing needs in a variety of applications.
“Answering the need for flexibility and scalability by leveraging Dante audio networking, the AXI Series interfaces are powerful tools that system designers can deploy in a variety of AV system environments,” says Casey.