Extron Ships DTP CrossPoint 84

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Extron is shipping the DTP CrossPoint 84 — a system in one box, including a 4K matrix switcher, two built-in independent scalers, integrated DTP and XTP signal extension, a  mono or stereo amplifier, audio DSP capabilities and an advanced control processor that is expandable. The DTP CrossPoint 84 is 4K-capable for managing both sources and […]

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HARMAN’s BSS Audio Introduces Soundweb Contrio Control And Media Server

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Aimed at large-scale professional audio networking in stadiums, arenas and large fixed installations, HARMAN’s BSS Audio today debuted its Soundweb Contrio system control server at InfoComm 2014. Now, integration professionals have the ability to design network architectures that place advanced system control, system management and media server functionality at a central point of the network […]

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Sound Devices Intros 970 Audio-Only Rackmount Solution

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Sound Devices’ new 970 is its first-ever dedicated audio-only rack-mounted solution, which has 64 channels of Dante and MADI. The half-rack, 2U device is aimed at live events such as concerts and sports recording, corporate events, houses of worship (HOW), studio and mobile production, as well as theater and museum presentations. Sound Devices 970 records […]

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Audinate Announces Dante Via

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Audinate’s new software application, Dante Via, has made its debut at InfoComm 2014. Dante Via transforms Macs and PCs into networked I/O devices. With Dante Via, you can now build a complete, standalone audio system of networked PCs without the need for any dedicated Dante-enabled hardware to be present on the network. Any computer instantly […]

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ClearOne Adds 512×512 Sound Reinforcement Audio Matrix

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ClearOne has launched the CONVERGE MatrixSound Reinforcement Distribution and Processing System enabled with Dante networking. Available in Q4 2014, this new system leverages the utility of existing Ethernet networks for the routing and distribution of networked audio, supporting up to 512×512 uncompressed channels for audio matrix mixing. ClearOne’s CONVERGE Matrix works with CONVERGE Pro and […]

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Audinate Announces Dante HC

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Audinate has introduced the Dante HC, a high-capacity networked audio solution for commercial AV systems. Dante HC supports up to 512×512 redundant bi-directional uncompressed audio channels on a single Xilinx FPGA. Dante is an audio-over-IP networking solution offering what the company calls “virtually perfect synchronization, ultra-low deterministic latency and plug-and-play configuration management.” Dante’s real-time streaming […]

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ClearOne to Debut New CONNECT Dante Network Bridge at InfoComm

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The pro audio market will be part of ClearOne’s focus at InfoComm with the debut of the company’s CONNECT Dante network bridge for simple and scalable audio networking. The modular audio networking approach uses CONNECT network audio bridges with ClearOne’s flagship CONVERGE Pro & SR products; it says allowing users to easily build a scalable […]

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Audinate Announces Plans for AV Networking World at InfoComm

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Twenty of the leading manufacturers in the AV industry announced the speaker lineup for the AV Networking World (AVNW) educational seminar and training workshop to be held on June 17, 2014 in Las Vegas. AVNW will include more hands-on interactive workshops than in previous years, with more presentations on actual use cases by the AV […]

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Biamp Ships TesiraFORTÉ

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Biamp Systems is now shipping its TesiraFORTÉ series of audio processors. TesiraFORTÉ consists of eight models — four AVB models and four non-AVB models — with fixed input and output configurations. These processors are a part of Biamp’s Tesira family of DSP-based media systems. Also shipping is Biamp’s new Dante-enabled DAN-1 digital server networking card, […]

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ISE Becomes World’s Largest AV Trade Show and Has Six Clear Tech Themes

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Before the doors closed on the 2014 edition of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) last week in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, nearly every exhibitor already knew it was a record show. NEC reported to us on Day 2 of the show that they’d seen a 40 percent increase on leads on Day 1 over 2013’s totals. […]

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Extron Debuts Five Input Audio Expansion Processor with AEC and Dante

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Extron’s new AXP 50 C AT is a five-input audio expansion processor with Extron ProDSP for integrating remote microphones and other sources onto a Dante-enabled Extron DMP 128 audio system. A single Ethernet cable to a central equipment rack can link multiple AXP 50 C AT units, avoiding the effort and expense of pulling one […]

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Aviom’s New D800 and D800-Dante A-Net Distributors Now Shipping

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Aviom is shipping its new D800 and the D800-Dante A-Net Distributors. Both units are designed to distribute audio and power to up to eight Aviom personal mixers like their predecessor, the A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor, but these units offer new features and easier to integrate with various consoles. The D800 A-Net Distributor, used in conjunction […]

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Stewart Audio Debuts 2×2 Dante AV/IT Bridge

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Stewart Audio’s new NETAV I/O 2X2 is a two-input, two-output network bridge for Dante networks. This network bridge is sort of a digital on- and off-ramp for networked audio applications using the Dante protocol by Audinate. With two balanced analog inputs (line level, mic and available 24V phantom power) that are automatically encoded, any analog […]

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Audinate Adds AEQ to Dante Licensing

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AEQ announced that it has entered into a license agreement with Audinate to develop its broadcast products with Dante digital media networking. AEQ manufactures communications equipment, automation systems, audio mixers and routing systems for the radio and television broadcast markets. Built on existing networking protocols and standards, Audinate’s Dante technology is a plug and play […]

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HARMAN Pro Releases HiQnet Audio Architect Version 1.1

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HARMAN Professional has announced the introduction of its HiQnet Audio Architect version 1.1 professional audio configuration and control platform, an upgrade that brings new functionality and features, including control of Audinate Dante-enabled devices, enhanced functionality for BSS Audio and Crown products, better on-screen control interfaces and others. Audio Architect is the software element of HARMAN’s […]

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Audinate Announces 100th Dante Adopter

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Audinate’s Dante digital media networking solution group has announced that Studio Technologies has become the 100th Dante OEM partner. Built on existing networking protocols and standards, Dante is a plug and play solution which delivers ultra-low latency, tightly synchronized media, while simplifying installation and configuration of digital media networks. Dante is a scalable system widely […]

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Extron Shipping All DMP 128 Audio DSP Models

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Extron is now shipping all DMP 128 Series audio digital signal processors, including models with Dante audio networking, AEC — acoustic echo cancellation and analog telephone connectivity. The DMP 128 Series are 12×8 audio mixers featuring Extron ProDSP, automixing and I/O expansion capabilities. The DMP 128 C P and DMP 128 C P AT are […]

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Audinate Goes Mainstream in Partnership with BOSE – So Much for Better Sound Through Marketing

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Everyone in ProAV generally makes fun of BOSE Corporation. For years, it’s sold products to consumers without any technical specs, performance details and without any information about how a product it makes is differentiated from another product of a different brand (e.g., Sony, Mitsubishi or Panasonic). But, there’s one thing we universally love with the […]

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Powersoft Licenses Dante AV Networking from Audinate

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Powersoft and Audinate announced today that they have entered into a licensing agreement to incorporate Audinate’s Dante media networking into Powersoft’s amplifier products. Powersoft specializes in what the company says are light-weight, high power, single rack space, energy efficient amplifiers for the professional audio market. Its amplifiers can be found in an array of markets, […]

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IED Licenses Audinate for Dante

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Innovative Electronic Designs (IED) has licensed Audinate’s Dante digital-media networking technology and will incorporate Dante into several new products in 2013 and beyond. Audinate’s patented Dante solution is a media networking solution suite designed to transport many channels of high-resolution, uncompressed, low-latency digital media over relatively long distances and to multiple locations using a standard […]

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InfoComm: Networked Audio for Live Events

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Written by Dan Daley This column was reprinted with permission from InfoComm International and originally appeared here. Networked digital audio has become a goal for many live-event producers, with the Holy Grail being an analog-to-digital conversion that takes place at the stage box, with the audio signal staying digital until it hits an amplifier on […]

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