Audinate announced the availability of Dante Adapter Modules, designed for the production of cost-effective, compact, manufacturer-branded Dante audio adapters and low-channel count audio devices. Dante Adapter Modules are pre-programmed and are easily integrated into larger host devices to provide Dante network support without the need for PCB design and manufacturing, component procurement and programming, significantly reducing time-to-market.
The Dante Adapter Modules family contains 6 models – single and dual-channel analog input, single and dual-channel analog output, 2 in / 2 out AES3, and 2 in / 2 out USB. These modules can be used to create custom-featured adapters or incorporated directly into low-channel count endpoint products such as powered speakers, direct boxes and more.
Using the same high-quality field-tested components as the Dante AVIO adapter family, Dante Adapter Modules enable fast development of professional audio products with proven components. The modules are designed for over-molding, clamshell enclosures or mounting on a baseboard, enabling manufacturers to design products with their own physical enclosures, branding, and connectors.
Dante Adapter Modules feature excellent audio performance, sample rates up to 96 kHz (except USB), user-configurable signal levels (for the analog models), Power over Ethernet, and support for AES67 RTP audio transport. They are fully-functional Dante devices which can provide a hardware master clock for a Dante network, and are also Dante Domain Manager ready. The USB Adapter Module can also be powered by USB and offers class-compliant audio enabling it to work without additional software drivers on most popular operating systems like Windows, Mac, Linux and iOS and Android.
“Dante Adapter Modules give OEMs the opportunity to create audio network adapters using their own custom branding and features,” says Bob Ehlers, Vice President of Product Management for Audinate. “Adapters can quickly be designed into nearly any form factor and can use different enclosures and connectors as desired to suit customer demand.”
More information can be found at www.audinate.com/modules.
Audinate at IBC 2018
Addressing the radical reshaping of the broadcast enterprise around audio-over-IP, Audinate is showcasing a series of introductions and enhancements at the IBC 2018 show in Amsterdam (September 14-18). Audinate’s Dante Domain Manager (Audinate.com/DDM), the IT-grade administration and control platform for AV systems, will receive a new upgrade. This update provides advances in diagnostics, by providing a Network Diagnostics Report that gives instant visibility of basic network configuration, and advances in usability with the ability to edit domain names. Dante Domain Manager now has automatic discovery for legacy devices and increased support for larger networks, now supporting over 1,000 devices.
Audinate is also previewing Dante Updater, a new feature in Dante Controller that will automatically update firmware on devices from all partner manufacturers. For ease of use, Dante Updater will be installed with new versions of Dante Controller allowing it to be launched from the Controller software with the click of a button. It will automatically scan the Dante network, identifying devices for which it has new firmware available, or manufacturer software available, and downloads the required files from its own managed database.
Additionally, the company will demonstrate Dante support of SMPTE ST-2110 and will run an extensive training schedule the first day of the show. SMPTE ST-2110 is a new suite of standards developed by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers to support real-time media network distribution using IP network technology. SMPTE ST-2110 will be enabled through the Dante Domain Manager platform and firmware updates for Dante IP Core, Dante HC, Dante Brooklyn II and Dante Broadway.
“IBC is ground zero for innovation and change in media production,” explains Joshua Rush, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Products, Audinate. “The new products and features we are demonstrating at IBC underscore our commitment to have the Dante platform provide the performance, security and scalability to guide our partners and customers through this rapid shift to audio-over-IP.”