ClearOne Debuts Versa USB22D Dante Adapter


ClearOne just debuted the new Versa USB22D Dante adapter. Enabling users to directly connect any computer to a Dante network without first requiring software installation, the company says the new Versa USB22D adapter can be used with any audio application for playback or capture and is thus ideal for a wide range of small to mid-sized meeting spaces including executive offices, conference rooms, classrooms and lecture halls for Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) audio and video conferencing and in-room presentations.

ClearOne says the Versa USB22D adapter supports two input and two output channels of audio, allowing PCs and mobile devices to play and capture audio with Dante-enabled devices over a standard IP network. Users can automatically discover and configure the new product using Audinate Dante Controller software.

Featuring built-in support for Dante Audio over IP and AES67 RTP transport formats, the adapter also includes cables to connect to a USB C host port and a USB Type-A host port.

ClearOne says it can be powered with the USB port on a computer or with a PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch — a separate power supply is not needed.

According to ClearOne, the USB22D delivers bit-perfect audio reproduction, super-low latency, and sample-accurate synchronization across the entire Dante network. The company also claims the Dante Domain Manager-ready adapter works with Dante-enabled devices, including ClearOne DSP mixers, Wireless Microphones and Beamforming Microphones. It connects any computer to the ClearOne BMA 360D through a Dante network.