Audinate Reaches 400+ Products on Dante Domain Manager

Audinate announced over 400 Dante-enabled products from top AV manufacturers now feature upgraded firmware that supports Dante Domain Manager. Dante Domain Manager is the award-winning network control technology that brings valuable new functionality to Dante networks, including user authentication, role-based security and audit capabilities, while also delivering unprecedented scalability and organization of Dante systems over any network topology. Both system integrators and leading AV manufacturers have recognized the value of providing these features for their customers and have prioritized updating their offerings as a result.

“The number of Dante licensees that have upgraded their products to support Dante Domain Manager is truly exciting, and speaks to the value they see in it for their customers,” states Joshua Rush, senior vice president of marketing for Audinate. “We expect to see another large wave of products announcing support for Dante Domain Manager at InfoComm in June.”

The list of “Dante Domain Manager Ready” products includes products from every major audio category, including amplifiers, audio monitors, commentary systems, conference systems, digital recorders and players, digital signal processors, encoders and decoders, external clocks, I/O interfaces, intercoms, matrix switchers, mic preamps, microphones, mixing consoles, personal monitors, soundcards, speaker management processors and stage boxes.

“The need to bring IT-level management and security to audio systems is a critical requirement for the majority of our customers,” said Trent Wagner, senior product manager at Symetrix. “We worked hard to make sure we could be the first DSP manufacturer supporting Dante Domain Manager, which we now do across our Edge, Radius and Prism lines using Composer version 7.0 or later.”

Systems integrators are similarly positive as Dante Domain Manager uniquely enables integrators to provide deeper value. Just as AV has evolved from components to systems to networked solutions, Dante Domain Manager provides a new software layer that systems integrators can deploy to configure, control, secure and scale AV systems via a unified, customizable dashboard.

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“As one of the leading global technology solutions firms, we see the applicability of Dante Domain Manager in almost every audio installation that we do,” says Mark DiQuinzio, vice president of engineering at Diversified. “We are glad to see so many manufacturers upgrading their products to support Dante Domain Manager, and plan to recommend those products whenever possible so that our customers can get the advanced management and security features they are demanding.”

Dante Domain Manager is a virtualized application that runs on Windows and Linux desktop and server platforms, with an intuitive and highly responsive web interface. For more information about Dante Domain Manager and to see a full list of “Dante Domain Manager Ready” products, go here.

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Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..