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Trent Wager, Symetrix senior production manager tells Clive Couldwell how the company’s range of products allow integrators and end-users to easily and flexibly set up feature-rich audio systems without multiple software platforms.

news composer 3_Symetrix’s SymNet Composer 3.0 offers Dante multi-manufacturer configurability for select Audio-Technica, Shure, Attero Tech and Stewart Audio products. No longer do integrators and end-users need to install multiple software platforms to get their Dante audio system set up as it’s all available for configuring through Composer 3.0.

“With the previous version of Composer you needed less software to keep up-to-date. This meant less jumping between different items of software,” says Trent Wagner, senior product manager at Symetrix. “Now with Composer 3.0 we can extend this ease of configuration to several other market-leading products so a Dante-based system can be configured quickly and easily from input to amplifier through a single software program.”

For Shure users, SymNet Composer 3.0 brings the MXWAPT4 and MXWAPT8 access point transceivers into the SymNet fold. “The SymNet Radius and Edge line of DSP processors, as a conference room solution, pair nicely with Shure’s wireless microphone system which excels in that application environment. The audio and control interoperability of these two products gives our integrators a powerful tool to easily design flexible, feature-rich audio systems,” says Wagner.

SymNet Composer 3.0 also provides native Dante configuration for two products from another microphone manufacturer, Audio-Technica. The ATND971 cardioid condenser boundary microphone and ATND8677 microphone desk stand can be used with any gooseneck microphone sporting a three-pin XLRM-type output connector.

“By integrating Audio-Technica and Symetrix technologies, the microphone becomes the user interface for the AV system. It can capture audio, transmit a user button press and provide visual feedback for the end-user – all over category cable utilising standard networking protocols,” adds Wagner. “This means reducing the equipment specified by the consultant and simplifying the on-site wiring for the installer. The signal routing and control signals can be designed, tested and implemented virtually. The AV designer can be more creative in controlling how the end-user interacts with the system.”

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