BTX Technologies and Visionary Solutions have announced a collaboration in which they will offer a new line of Dante enabled products (as you likely know, Dante is the networking standard for multi-channel digital media networking technology with near-zero latency and synchronization).
The first new product in the Dante offering is a PoE+ Network Amplifier. This subcompact 5 watts (4/8ohms) per channel network amplifier with Dante input is powered with PoE+, so no external power supply is required. It’s a robust unit suitable for industrial, commercial and Pro A/V installations. The amplifier is easily deployable and enables precise control of sound. Two independent channels can be sourced using any Dante audio on the network by using the Audinate Dante Controller or other third party software. It will list for $499.
Two additional products will be available in December. The first is a very small form factor 2-Channel Line Level On-Ramp and a 2-Channel Line Level Off-Ramp. The On-Ramp provides two channels of balanced line level audio inputs to Dante networks using XLR connections and the Off-Ramp provides two channels of line level balanced audio output from Dante networks using XLR connections. Because these units have such a small footprint, they can be used just about anywhere. Using these solutions is a quick and easy way to expand an existing installation or provide audio in constantly changing environments including hospitality or rental and staging settings. Both will list for $395.