The IED 5404CS digital microphone station is a 4-button device for initiating audio / visual announcements, messages and pages with the 5400ACS Announcement Control Systems. Just like IED’s other digital microphone stations, the 5404CS uses a single Ethernet interface for audio and control data. The 5404CS is fully compatible with IEEE 802.3af standard for Power over Ethernet (PoE), allowing the microphone station to be powered directly from any standard off-the-shelf PoE switch.
The 5404CS utilizes Dante™ technology for transporting high-quality, low-latency digital audio over Ethernet. The 5404CS microphone station may be used as part of an EN54-16 listed life safety system; although the mic stations themselves are not EN 54-16 listed and cannot be used for the emergency locations. Instead, in a dual-use system, these microphone stations may be used for everyday paging functions.