Audio-Technica is to show new transmitter and receiver antennas and both handheld and lavalier microphones for its ATCS-60 infrared conference system at Prolight + Sound 2012.
Designed to increase the operating range of the ATCS-60 and allow for greater portability, the new antenna system consists of the ATCS-A60MX controller unit, ATCS-A60TX transmitter and ATCS-A60RX receiver.
The ATCS-A60RX more than doubles the range of the current ATCS-60 system, to approximately 15 metres. This significant improvement enables systems to be used in high-ceiling locations and, importantly, installations where antennas are positioned from the side, making the new receiver ideal for portable applications. This adds welcome flexibility to the ATCS-60, allowing for use in changing conference environments.
The ATCS-A60MX controller unit can drive up to four ATCS-A60TX transmitters (which have a range of 20 metres) and four ATCS-A60RX receivers – up to four controllers can be connected to the ATCS-C60 central unit to allow for a maximum of sixteen transmitters and receivers to be employed in an installation.
Both new antennas are equipped with a ¼” thread for mounting, and it is possible to locate TX and RX units directly next to one another, enabling easy mounting options.
The ATIR-T88 handheld microphone and ATIR-T85 lavalier microphones add flexibility to the ATCS system, allowing speakers mobility in the conference environment. Their infrared wireless signal is secure within the room (unlike UHF and 2.4GHz systems), of course.
Up to three ATIR-T88/ATIR-T85 microphones can be used simultaneously with one ATCS-C60 master control unit and up to five audio lines can be used at the same time with a combination of ATIR-T88, ATIR-T85 and the standard ATCS-M60 delegate unit.
Recommended retail prices for the above are as follows:
ATCS-A60MX: £2, 209 (inc VAT), €2, 209 (ex VAT)
ATCS-A60RX: £980 (inc VAT), €980 (ex VAT)
ATCS-A60TX: £890 (inc VAT), €890 (ex VAT)
Both the ATIR-T88 handheld and ATIR-T85 lavalier mics have a recommended retail price of:
£399 (inc VAT)
€399 (ex VAT)
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