Audinate and ESI Enter Into a Licensing Agreement

audinate-logo-120x120Portland, OR-January 28, 2014-Audinate, the inventors of Dante™, have entered into a licensing agreement with ESI, one of the leading vendors of professional and semi-professional audio equipment worldwide. ESI will incorporate Dante into future products.

Built on existing networking protocols and standards, Audinate’s Dante is a plug-and-play networking solution which delivers ultra-low latency and tightly synchronized media, while simplifying installation and configuration of digital media networks.

ESI has been making professional audio products for over a decade which are manufactured and distributed worldwide by ESI Audiotechnik GmbH, located in Leonberg, Germany. Their ESI branded and various OEM products are well known and used daily by hundreds of thousands of customers all over the world.

“We believe that Dante is the solution to provide affordable and competitive networking products for use in any studio environment, without compromising on quality.” Says Managing Director Claus Riethmüller. Riethmüller adds “Dante provides stability and perfect ultra-low latency performance, exactly what our customers are asking for.”

“ESI has been known for their excellent studio products for quite some time,” says Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. “Selecting Dante for its new products means that ESI customers can look forward to the most interoperable digital media solution today and into the future.”

About ESI

ESI Audiotechnik GmbH is one of the leading vendors for professional and semi-professional audio equipment. ESI and various OEM products engineered by ESI Audiotechnik GmbH in Germany are well known and used daily by hundreds of thousands of customers everywhere in the world and produced and brought to market by a global network of selected distributors.

About Audinate

Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to enable our customers to thrive in a networked world. Dante has become the de-facto standard and dominant networking technology in the professional audio industry. Audinate’s patented Dante media networking technology has been adopted by leading OEM manufacturers in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in the US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.