Audio-Technica Ships ATUC-50 Digital Discussion System

Audio-Technica is now shipping three new components for its ATUC-50 Digital Wired Discussion System – the ATUC-50INT Interpretation Unit, the ATUC-50IU Integration Unit and the ATLK-EXT165 Link Extender – expanding the functionality of the system.

Designed for situations where up to three languages are involved, the ATUC-50INT places control in the hands of interpreters, thanks to the system’s web remote-based conference management software application. The unit’s control panel allows easy selection of headphone volume level as well as the choice of floor or relayed language. Discussion participants can select between the three interpretation channels on their ATUC-50DU discussion units or the languages can be transferred to an existing language distribution system via the ATUC-50CU control unit. Multi-language discussion recording is also made simple with the ATUC-50CU’s on-board four-channel recorder. The ATUC-50INT is designed for bi- and tri-lingual discussions and applications.

The ATUC-50IU integration unit gives installers the ability to choose the inputs and outputs for a particular installation. It is equipped with two RJ45 ports for connection to other discussion system components, seven Euroblock connectors for audio and control options and six Euroblock connectors for LED power and input/output (GPIO). Its feature set includes a mic input, speaker output, headphone output, control input (Talk On, Vol. Up, Vol. Down, Channel Select), LED status output and GPIO. ATUC-50 firmware version 1.6.1 is required to operate the ATUC-50IU.

The ATLK-EXT165 link extender (half-rack chassis) allows users to extend the ATUC-50CU cable runs in a system. The extender is equipped with two RJ45 ports through which it supplies DC +48V power to connected devices (ATUC-50DU, ATUC-50INT, ATUC-50IU and other compatible products). It can be set to power on/off automatically in tandem with a connected control unit or to operate locally, powering on/off with the press of its Mode switch. ATLK-EXT165 link extender supplies DC +48V power to connected devices, enabling extended cable runs. The unit features power overload protection, cutting power when drawn current is greater than 2.6A.

Here are all the tech specs.