Audio-Technica & The Farm AV Add ES Wireless System to Q-SYS Ecosystem

Published: 2024-02-20

Audio-Technica has reinforced its commitment to the professional AV market with the release of the new Q-SYS-certified plugin for its Engineered Sound Wireless (ES Wireless) system. In collaboration with FarmAssist development team at The Farm, the new plugin brings a simple, flexible and scalable wireless mic solution to the Q-SYS Ecosystem.

Per the company, ES Wireless is optimized for voice applications in meeting rooms, presentation halls, classrooms and other installed audio-conferencing environments. The system utilizes DECT technology to provide high channel counts with high-quality audio in a simple, smart and scalable manner.

The integration of the Q-SYS control plugin empowers users to easily connect to and manage the DECT-based system. This includes functionalities like individual or group channel muting, preset loading and real-time monitoring of RF and charging parameters via a Q-SYS network touchscreen controller. Moreover, live-remote monitoring capabilities enable users to oversee connectivity status, microphone and charging statuses, battery levels and battery life. As a result, it provides full operational oversight.

“The roaming feature native to the microphones allows for an incredible amount of flexibility,” says George Seruset, regional service manager at The Farm. “Take a museum for example. It has eight exhibits, each featuring a wireless receiver with an LED trigger. With the new plugin, a tour guide can seamlessly connect to an LED transmitter link, triggering a range of actions such as spotlight activation, video playback, music cues, or spoken commentary. And the availability of multiple channels enables the incorporation of numerous triggers, further enhancing the system’s versatility and utility.”


Seruset adds, “The integration of Audio-Technica and Q-SYS via Dante simplifies our workflow and really helps us to explore more advanced possibilities in our programming.”

“The Farm’s FarmAssist development team and the Q-SYS Technology Partnership made designing and developing this plugin a streamlined process,” states Matt Markgraf, Audio-Technica strategic partnerships and alliance manager. “We’re excited to share this plugin with new and longtime customers, supporting high-impact spaces utilizing Q-SYS.”

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