Small additions to the AXI family
Extron’s AXI family of Dante-enabled audio interfaces has grown with the arrival of two new ¼U members: The AXI 22 AT and the AXI 44 AT analogue audio-to-Dante interfaces. This, the manufacturer states, answers user demand for ‘small form factor rackmountable Dante endpoints’. The 22 model features two mic or line inputs and two line level outputs, whereas the 44 version possesses four of each.
Both units are designed to interface with any Dante-equipped audio processor over a standard local area network. Mic and line sources accepted are converted at 24-bit with selectable sampling rates from 44.1 to 96kHz for Dante output. The AXI 22 AT and the AXI 44 AT can be powered through PoE, and include 48V switchable phantom power. Control of level, gain and phantom power settings is via the front panel, the manufacturer’s DSP Configurator software or using SIS commands over LAN or through USB.
Elsewhere, the Extron Control app is now available on Android devices from the Google Play store. The app, which was previously released on iOS, enables users to connect to and control a room’s Extron control systems. The user interface can be set to emulate either the TouchLink Pro touchpanel, eBUS button panel or MediaLink Plus controller.