� Audio-Technica''s ATND8677 Microphone Desk Stand with Dante network output transmits audio and control data together over the Dante� network protocol �STOW, OH, October 30, 2014 � Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, offers its new ATND8677 Microphone Desk Stand with Dante� Network Output. The ATND8677 Microphone Desk Stand fits gooseneck microphones with standard XLRM-type outputs, offering installers previously unavailable simplicity in adding gooseneck microphones to Dante audio networks. The new ATND8677 joins the ATND971 Network Boundary Microphone, launched earlier in the year � the world''s first two such products to offer Dante network functionality in this manner.Removing the need for a separate standalone Dante audio interface, while adding a useful integrated switch with indicator functionality, the ATND8677 connects directly to the audio network via standard RJ-45 connector and structured cabling, allowing for flexibility in installation and quick re-locations. Audio-Technica has been working closely with industry leading DSP manufacturers such as Biamp� and Symetrix� to ensure complete GPIO-Over Dante Enabled Control software integration for simple, flexible operation without the need for analog audio and control cabling.The sturdy metal base features a 3-pin XLRF-type in and Dante network output, a capacitive switch with a green/red LED light switch surround, switchable gain (+30dB/+40dB/+50dB), phantom power and selectable toggle/momentary switch operation. Features UniGuard� RFI-shielding technology and UniSteep� low-cut filter.Now with two groundbreaking network microphone products launched during 2014, Audio-Technica is demonstrating its commitment to both the network audio segment in general and the Dante communications protocol.The ATND8677 will be available November 2014 with a U.S. MSRP of $598.00.For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.