The system also has a web interface to control. This feature has become standard on a number of platforms over the years. Audio-Technica’s is similar in that there is a small web server in the control unit that will detect how many microphones are present and allow you to change the settings.
The web interface allows for preset settings, conference and discussion unit settings. Since it is web-based you are able to access it from a PC, Mac, or tablet as long as you are on the same network.
The controls it gives you range from setting up the presets to be recalled from a control system or “live manage” the conference. The live managing of the conference is done through the Conference Manager section of this interface. You can select the delegate (user) list, start and stop a recording, and choose microphone activations.
Speaking of the microphones, these mics are double goose-necks. What that means is you have two positions of adjustment for the speakers. You are able to adjust for both sitting and standing speakers in several places.
The base units come in black, white, and a gold color that gives you the freedom to choose which look you need to go with for your conference room. The microphones available come in either 430mm (17 inches) or 580mm (23 inches). The pickup pattern is only available in hypercardoid currently.
It’s an interesting addition to the conferencing market and one that hits on themes of networking as well as flexibility. With the AtUC-50 Audio-Technica has produced a solid conferencing product.