Media facilities are transitioning to IP-based infrastructures at an accelerating pace, but they require easy and cost-effective solutions to connect their existing analog equipment investments into next-generation media networks. The Patch32A Dante patchbay is ideal for immediately solving problems in existing environments or as the backbone of new facility builds.
The Patch32A serves as a natural bridge between legacy audio equipment and IP-based systems that use Audinate’s popular Dante media networking technology, including the Dante platform’s recently-added AES67 and SMPTE ST2110 interoperability. The Patch32A eliminates the complexity of analog and Dante audio patching by minimizing cabling, conversion equipment and associated costs for broadcasters, recording studios, post-production facilities, houses of worship, performance venues, large corporate offices, higher education campuses and other professional AV environments.
The Patch32A comes in a 1.5RU desktop form factor and features TT patching connections for analog I/O (16x16), redundant DC power inputs, external word clock I/O, network status indicators, and LED audio VU metering. 24-bit audio sampling at rates from 44.1 to 192 kHz is complemented by professional analog-to-digital conversions that maximize signal integrity and audio fidelity. The Patch32A can easily interface with Dante Virtual Soundcard, more than 1600 third-party Dante-enabled devices, and almost any analog component in the same system – from audio distribution equipment and recorders to digital audio workstations (DAWs), DSPs and mixing consoles.