Audinate has announced version 1.1 of Dante Domain Manager. This update to Dante Domain Manager enables support for SMPTE 2110 and AES67 within Dante domains, allowing integration of SMTPE 2110/AES67 compliant devices in a managed Dante environment.
Dante Domain Manager enables administrators to secure their systems with user level authentication by domain and to scale their installations by supporting Dante audio across routed IP networks with multiple subnets. Administrators looking to route audio between studios, buildings or even across entire campuses may now do so regardless of network topology.
Version 1.1 is now delivered as a complete ISO package, making it fast and easy for users to install and setup Dante Domain Manager to suit their needs and applications. The ISO package may be used in virtual environments such as VMWare ESXi, Oracle VirtualBox and Microsoft Hyper-V, or it may be installed directly onto a “bare metal” server with no additional software required.
Broadcasters can now combine SMPTE 2110 and Dante devices for easier workflows, bringing Dante’s “one click” connectivity to radio and TV studios with secure, user-authenticated access. New GPS clock synchronization enables Dante connectivity between facilities over long distances, allowing broadcasters, educators and IT managers to distribute real-time media at unprecedented distance and scale.
Improvements to email notifications and alerts mean that integrators and managers can stay on top of changes to their systems from wherever they are, addressing issues before impacts are felt. Support for LDAPS and SMTPS brings greater security and confidence to network managers by encrypting communication to those servers.
Dante Domain Manager 1.1 is available for download already here.
Dante firmware 4.2 is required to enable SMPTE 2110 and GPS functionality in Dante Domain Manager 1.1. The latest firmware is now available to Audinate manufacturing partners for Brooklyn-II, with releases for Broadway and Dante HC modules soon to follow.