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Extron’s New AXI Series Dante Audio Interfaces

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Extron Electronics introduces two new products in the Extron AXI family of Dante audio interfaces. The AXI 22 AT and the AXI 44 AT analog audio to Dante interfaces feature 2 inputs / 2 outputs, or 4 inputs / 4 outputs.

The compact quarter rack width units integrate two or four mic or line sources onto a Dante-enabled audio system and feature switchable 48 volt 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. Level select, gain, and phantom power settings are controllable from the front panel, via DSP Configurator Software, or by using SIS commands via the LAN and USB ports.

Both models interface with any Dante-equipped audio processor, such as an Extron DMP 128 Plus AT, 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.

"As an extension to our AXI and Dante product line, the AXI 22 AT and AXI 44 AT answer a need for small form factor rack mountable Dante endpoints, allowing flexibility in system design," says Casey Hall, VP Sales and Marketing for Extron. "With its small quarter rack form factor, the AXI Series can be easily mounted under a desk, in a lectern, in millwork, as well as being placed in an equipment rack."

The AXI 22 AT and AXI 44 AT accept analog mic and line sources, which are converted at 24-bit with selectable sampling rates from 44.1 to 96 kHz, for output via Dante.

The interfaces are connected into a Dante network over Ethernet using standard IP networking protocols. This avoids the effort and expense of pulling multiple lines of long cables back to the AV rack. With their small, quarter rack form factor, the AXI 22 AT and AXI 44 AT can be easily mounted under a desk, in a lectern, or in millwork, as well as in a rack.

Extron’s family of Dante-enabled products 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.

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