Sennheiser has announced the availability of its Dante card for the EM 9046 receiver that makes the Digital 9000 wireless microphone system, capable of being integrated into Dante audio-over-IP networks. Also available as free downloads are the associated new Digital 9000 firmware version 3.0.3 and the new Wireless Systems Manager 4.2 with a set of optimized monitoring functions.
The EM 9046 DAN extension card is inserted into the expansion slot of the EM 9046 eight-channel receiver. Internally, the card features sixteen audio inputs to send the digital audio and command signals over the Dante network. Connection is via two Gbit RJ45 sockets that serve to either establish two redundant network circuits or daisy-chain the signals. The card works with sampling rates of 44.1/48/88.2 and 96 kHz at a resolution of 24 bits.
The new firmware version 3.0.3 for Digital 9000 can be downloaded free of charge here. With this firmware update, the receiver’s clock menu will be expanded to include a “MAN” (multichannel audio network) option, enabling the receiver to synchronize to the word clock of the Dante network.
Additional benefits of the new firmware version include the monitoring of up to four daisy-chained receivers via any of the receivers’ monitoring outputs and the automatic assignment of frequencies after a scan. Engineers are now also able to scan just a 24 MHz portion of the spectrum instead of the entire booster range of 168 MHz. This increases speed in critical frequency situations.