Audinate Announces Dante AV-A Partnership With ASPEED Technology

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Audinate announced a partnership with ASPEED Technology to extend Dante AV to its AV-over-IP chipset. The new version, dubbed Dante AV-A, has been optimized to work on the ASPEED AST1530/1535 SoC (System on Chip) and is initially supported by nine leading AV manufacturers.

Since 2004, ASPEED has been a leading pioneer in AV-over-IP solutions designed to address the demands of video over distance and multimedia information delivery. From multi-input to multi-output with high-definition content delivery, ASPEED SoC are used extensively by the leading manufacturers in the Pro-AV industry. The AST1530/1535 SoC is the next generation AV-over-IP chipset specifically designed for professional audio/video applications taking advantage of industry-standard IP networks.

Dante AV-A delivers video up to 4Kp60 4:4:4 resolution and 2 channels of Dante audio that are instantly compatible with Dante audio products. Independently routable audio and video flows mean breaking out audio to installed DSPs, amps, or speakers is done with a single click. Its ultra-low video latency looks and feels natural for in-room video distribution. As part of the Dante AV family of solutions, the familiar Dante Controller software handles all audio and video device routing while Dante Domain Manager provides IT-level management, including continuous system monitoring, audit logs, and user access control.

Nine leading manufacturing partners have licensed Dante AV-A, including AMX by Harman, Aurora Multimedia, AVPro Global, Cypress, GoMax, HDCVT, ProAVIT, SY Electronics and WyreStorm.

The addition of Dante AV-A and these Dante AV licensees continues the growing momentum with the Dante AV portfolio. Audinate’s Dante AV strategy is to provide integrators and end users with interoperability between manufacturers of AV-over-IP hardware. The different versions of Dante AV allow customers to solve for the right balance of video quality, bandwidth utilization and cost for their application, while still ensuring that products can be discovered, routed, and managed using Dante software tools like Dante Controller and Dante Domain Manager. The Dante AV family now includes:

  • Dante AV Ultra, designed for the most demanding applications, bringing end-to-end clock synchronization, ultra-low latency and the highest quality video.
  • Dante AV-A, optimized for AV distribution for commercial installations.
  • Dante AV-H, designed for applications that incorporate video software such as conferencing, higher education, and small production environments.