Dante Finally Adds Video to Spec with Dante AV 1Gbps 4K Module

Audinate, developer of the Dante audio networking technology has announced Dante AV, adding a video-over-IP solution for manufacturers. Dante AV means the networking platform supports audio and video over the network. Technically, this becomes the first 1G standard for AV-over-IP — the only other standard in AV-over-IP is the SDVoE Alliance platform of 10G.

Audinate says Dante AV solves problems of networked video and audio synchronization, utilizing a single network clock for sub-microsecond accuracy. With Dante AV, audio and video signals are independently routable in a single interface using the Dante Controller software. Manufacturers can also take advantage of Dante API to customize their user interface.

The Dante AV Module supports one video channel and eight bi-directional channels of uncompressed Dante audio. The Dante AV Module is capable of sending video (up to 4K 3840×2160) over a 1G network (800 Mbps recommended maximum bit rate) and includes control, transport and synchronization. Like all the AV-over-IP systems, the architecture is completely codec-agnostic so manufacturers can use the codec of their choice and still get the benefits of Dante.

The Dante AV Module is available with the Dante AV Product Design Suite, providing an AV-over-IP endpoint product design for manufacturers that wish to quickly get a product to market. The Product Design Suite incorporates the Dante AV Module and includes a set of hardware documents and software to create complete interoperable AV products quickly. The Dante AV Product Design Suite includes a JPEG2000 codec supporting 4K/60 4:4:4 video for what Audinate claims is “visually lossless” with low latency over a 1Gbps network. Dante AV Product Design Suite also implements HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across connections.

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The Dante AV Module will officially debut at Integrated Systems Europe 2019 in Amsterdam and will be commercially available to manufacturers in mid-2019. Here are more detailed specs.

Here is a video that we shot of the Audinate Dante AV 1G AV-over-IP Solution at ISE 2019: