As previously announced, earlier in 2017, Audinate developed a new enterprise-wide IT-Grade platform to simplify audio-over-IP Network Management. The new Dante Domain Manager enables integrators to define custom domains - specific AV device groupings, by room, building and site – regardless of physical network infrastructure. Dante Domain Manager also provides robust security for IT departments and AV managers, including user authentication and role administration, while the Gold and Platinum editions enable integration with Active Directory for larger installations.
With Dante Domain Manager, system managers gain complete visibility and accountability through a suite of user-defined dashboards, audit trails, alerts, and messages.
• The Silver edition provides the features listed above, with a maximum of two domains and 10 audio devices. The Silver edition is ideal for installations that primarily require user management, such as smaller houses of worship or schools.
• The Gold edition includes integration with Active Directory and supports up to 10 domains and up to 50 devices. This edition is suited to many mid-sized business environments, allowing for easy management of multiple rooms and public spaces.
• The Platinum edition expands support up to 50 domains and up to 250 devices, and includes SNMP alerting and a fully redundant “high availability” option for mission critical systems. The Platinum edition covers the management needs of large scale installations, supporting many users, rooms and devices spread over a wide area.
All editions of Dante Domain Manager enable the creation of Dante domains to isolate and organize audio devices, permission-driven user accounts, cross-subnet routing of audio, and powerful administrative features to monitor user actions and system status in key areas.
“Our tiered approach for Dante Domain Manager reflects an IT model whereby users can tailor the functionality to their needs and budgets,” says Joshua Rush, Vice President of Marketing, Audinate. “The three different options will provide AV and IT professionals with the ability to provide scalable and secure networked solutions to flexibly manage their systems."
Audinate will be demonstrating Dante Domain Manager in Booth #5981 at InfoComm, and more information on the three editions can be found at Audinate.com/DDM. Audinate will be officially releasing Dante Domain Manager later in 2017.
Audinate’s Dante Domain Manager will be sold through a network of integrators and dealers. Resellers interested in selling Dante Domain Manager can get more information through the Audinate website at Audinate.com/DDM. Dante Domain Manager will be enabled by the latest 4.0 firmware, which will be released to manufacturers in the near future. Please contact hardware manufacturers directly to determine firmware availability. The updated list of compatible manufacturers is available on the Audinate website at Audinate.com/DDM.
New Dante Advanced Level Certification Program
To help AV professionals develop the key skills needed to better understand best practices for installing Dante audio networks, Audinate is introducing its new advanced Level 3 Dante Certification Training program. The new training curriculum launched at the Dante AV Networking World event, will be held the day before the InfoComm 2017 exhibition on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at the Rosen Centre in Orlando.
The new in-depth Advanced Track will feature the following sessions:
Advanced Dante Networking (Dante Certification Level 3), a brand-new curriculum covering advanced networking concepts, mixed-use networks, networking best practices and troubleshooting techniques. This new Advanced Track is geared toward attendees that are already using Dante, and are looking more education in understanding and managing Dante-enable networked systems.
For attendees that are relatively new to Dante, and are looking for the basic foundation to get started, Audinate will also be offering a Dante Beginner Track featuring the following sessions:
Introduction to Dante (Dante Certification Level 1), a session covering audio networking fundamentals, basic networking concepts, creating a small-scale Dante network, and using Dante Controller and Dante Virtual Soundcard.
Intermediate Dante Concepts (Dante Certification Level 2), a session covering topics such as Dante redundancy, clocking, latency, and multicast.
Both tracks will include the following informative presentations on industry trends and initiatives:
Audio Networking Trends and Research, presented by Roland Hemming, RH Consulting.
Dante Domain Manager and Sneak Peek from Dante Labs, presented by Aidan Williams, CTO of Audinate
Exhibiting at the show will be over 20 leading audio manufacturers who will be offering hands-on demonstrations of their Dante-enable products. “More than ever, our customers are looking for more education and tips about deploying Dante networks,” states Josh Rush, VP of Marketing at Audinate. “What also makes this event so successful is the co-sponsors’ exhibit space, giving people quality time to learn more about their Dante solutions.”
The program runs from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, and includes a hosted lunch and cocktail reception at the end of the day for all attendees. Seating is limited, so interested attendees are encouraged to register quickly at www.audinate.com/avnw-infocomm17