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NTP Debuts Penta 721s Compact Dante Multiformat Converter and Router Series

NTP Debuts Penta 721s Compact Dante Multiformat Converter and Router Series

Penta 721s 1RU solutions all provide routing, AES, MADI and Dante I/O with either additional Dante capability, SDI embedding/de-embedding I/O or an open option card slot —

Gentofte, Denmark, September 24, 2020 — NTP Technology’s Enterprise-class Penta family of versatile, flexible and feature-packed digital audio multiformat converter/routers has expanded with three new compact models. Developed to bring Penta solutions to specific applications including broadcast and AV Install, the cost-effective 1RU Penta 721s, 721s-DNT and 721s-SDI allow multiple audio formats to co-exist with Dante networks.

All Penta 721s units offer over 400 connection and configuration options, seamlessly bridging AES, MADI and AES67-compliant Dante I/O with an onboard 512 x 512 router. The Penta 721s model has an open slot accommodating any of seven Penta I/O option cards which include additional AES, dual MADI, analog input, analog output, speaker DSP and delay for lip-sync processing modules that can be purchased as best suits a given application. For A/V, the new Crestron Module™ offers associability to routing and volume of all individual channels. NTP Technology’s DAD and Penta hardware is aligned around its DADman software, where control becomes fluid and transparent, including interleaving NTP solutions to expand AVID MTRX and MTRX Studio I/O (both built for AVID by NTP with DADman control) and also providing monitor control and I/O capability to AVID Dock, S1, S4 and S6 consoles, via the EUCON™ 3 protocol.

The Penta 721s-DNT is a Dante-to-Dante converter with onboard sample rate conversion on all inputs, which makes it ideal for connecting individual IP Audio networks that may run on different sample rates and digital clocks. While all 721s models natively include Dante connectivity in the form of a 64-channel Brooklyn II module, the 721s-DNT model is pre-fitted with the Penta 128-channel Dante module, also with onboard sample rate conversion in and out.

The Penta 721s-SDI adds Dual 3G SDI embedding / de-embedding to the package and is ideal for broadcasters with the need for combining SDI signals with Dante, MADI or AES. The SDI side of the model also has built-in sample rate conversion.

“The new Penta 721s models build on the legacy of the modular Penta 720 unit, which has proven its reliability in countless enterprise audio solutions throughout the world,” says Mikael Vest, Sales Director, NTP Technology. “So, we’re obviously excited to now add these new, compact and more cost-effective siblings to the Penta universe of audio-routing and conversion interfaces. We already know that AoIP will increasingly become the backbone of any larger enterprise audio facility, yet older audio formats will remain part of the systems for some time. With Penta 721s and Penta 721s-SDI we’re covering any existing audio format around, while Penta 721s-DNT is ready to engage any Dante/AES67-based system today or in the future.”

The new Penta 721s models, bringing affordable, Enterprise-level multiformat conversion and routing to a broader range of applications where the full flexibility of the Penta 720 is not required, will be available worldwide in October 2020. The Penta 721s has a MAP/MSRP USD price of $2799, with the 721s-DNT priced at $4320 and the 721s-SDI priced at $4620. All NTP products come with a two-year warranty, extended to three years upon product registration.

For more information, visit: ntp-us.com/penta/penta721s/

North American distribution via plus24: plus24.net

About NTP Technology

NTP Technology (www.ntp.dk) produces high-reliability audio routing and signal processing systems for major international broadcasters, audio mastering, editing and post-production studios under its Penta brand. DAD – Digital Audio Denmark (www.digitalaudio.dk), NTP Technology’s second brand, is renowned worldwide for analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog audio converters delivering outstanding sonic performance. Based in Copenhagen, NTP is part of the Dan Technologies Group, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of audio, video, transmission products and digital media solutions.

Contact for further information at NTP: 

Kurt Howell

National Sales Director, North America

kurt.howell@ntp.dk

Tel: (813) 422-1289

or

Mikael Vest

Sales Director, Denmark

mikael.vest@ntp.dk

Direct phone: +45 4596 8882

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Kurt Howell Joins NTP Technology as Sales Director for North America

Kurt Howell Joins NTP Technology as Sales Director for North America


Kurt Howell, NTP Technology Sales Director for North America.

In a strategic and focused effort to support broadcast audio sales in the US, NTP Technology is teaming up with industry veteran Kurt Howell. He joins the company as Sales Director for North America and will work in close co-operation with NTP’s current distribution.

“This appointment builds on the recent success of the Penta audio conversion and routing product range for broadcast applications in the North American market," says NTP Technology Sales Director Mikael Vest. "Kurt is a highly respected industry veteran who knows the pro-audio and broadcast business inside out. I am convinced that he will significantly strengthen our presence towards our customers and sales channel partners. He has a particularly strong understanding of IP audio networking, including Dante. With an increasing number of broadcasters, production studios and post facilities exploring AoIP, Kurt's appointment is a perfect match.”

"I am very pleased to be advancing into this new position working for NTP Technology and its Penta products," Kurt Howell adds. "NTP Technology with its DAD brand is globally recognised both for its pristine audio conversion quality and the MTRX audio interface developed for Avid. My key priority will be to build on the success of the DAD brand and the Penta audio conversion and routing product line to assist North American broadcasters in their move towards IP audio."

"We will be promoting the modular flexibility and proven reliability of the NTP Penta conversion and audio-routing platform. Integrating Dante with existing formats such as SDI, AES and MADI is the key to a successful transition to AoIP. The Penta platform is the perfect vehicle for making this happen smoothly and efficiently."

Kurt Howell is located in Florida. He began his career as a musician with in the 1980 before moving into pro-audio sales as a Digidesign product specialist, progressing into sales consultancy with Vintage King Pro Audio in Nashville. He joins NTP Technology from Focusrite Pro where he was National Sales Manager for the US and Canada.

NTP Technology (www.ntp.dk) produces high-reliability audio routing and signal processing systems for major international broadcasters, audio mastering, editing and post production studios. DAD - Digital Audio Denmark (www.digitalaudio.dk), a brand owned by NTP Technology, is renowned worldwide for analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog audio converters delivering outstanding sonic performance. Based in Copenhagen, NTP is part of the Dan Technologies Group, one of Europe's leading suppliers of audio, video, transmission products and digital media solutions.

CONTACTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Mikael Vest, NTP Technology A/S

Tel: +45 4596 8880 | mikael.vest@ntp.dk

Kurt Howell, NTP Technology A/S

Tel: +1 813 422 1289 | kurt.howell@ntp.dk