Why use the Studio Technologies MODEL 372A ? Having one talk and two listen channels may seem unconventional. But it can be ideal for many "real-world" applications. Often an intercom user is primarily listening and non-verbally responding to requests made by producers, directors, or stage managers. Typically, the Model 372A will be configured to be part of one talk-and-listen party-line intercom channel. During the time that an event is taking place the listen function will serve a much more important role; the talk function will rarely be utilized. However, the second listen channel will often be important. Typically, it will be designated as a program-listen or "show audio" channel. The two listen channels, along with the ability to receive and display call signals, allow the Model 372A to very effectively support production personnel in a compact and cost-effective manner.
Only a single Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) connection is required for operation. Key user features can be easily configured using the STcontroller software application. Configurable parameters include electret microphone powering, microphone preamplifier gain, talk button operation, and headphone channel assignment. Features include integrated sidetone, call signal receive display, and remote mic kill ("talk off"). The range of capabilities, along with the excellent audio quality provided by the digital audio signal path, offers a unique and powerful user experience.
Setting up and configuring a Model 372A is simple. An etherCONr RJ45 receptacle is used to interconnect with a standard twisted-pair Ethernet port associated with a local-area network (LAN). This connection provides both power and bidirectional digital audio. The Model 372A is compatible with both broadcast and "gaming" headsets.
A broadcast or intercom-style headset with a dynamic or electret (DC-powered) microphone can be interfaced with the Model 372A using a 5-pin XLR connector. The Model 372A also directly supports connection of earbuds or gaming headsets that utilize a 3.5 mm 4-conductor TRRS plug. These moderately priced devices, commonly associated with mobile phones or personal computers, are often of high-quality and may be preferred for some applications. With the Model 372A's moderate price and ability to support a broad range of headset devices the overall cost of deploying an intercom system can often meet budget goals