Allen & Heath and Audinate announced at Prolight + Sound that they are collaborating to introduce Dante networking modules for the iLive digital mixing series.
Dante will be incorporated into Allen & Heath’s range of audio networking plug in cards, which integrate into the iDR MixRacks and allow iLive to interface with a variety of common audio interface and networking standards, increasing inventory flexibility and system integration.
Audinate’s Dante is a standards-based IP media networking solution which offers a no hassle, self-configuring, true plug-and-play experience.
The Dante media networking technology suite transports low latency, uncompressed audio over a standard IP Ethernet network with sample accurate synchronization.
Dante simplifies installation by supporting automatic device and channel discovery, with easy to use signal routing and network monitoring tools.
A 64 x 64 bi-directional Dante Card with full network redundancy will be available for Allen & Heath consoles. This includes the Dante Virtual Soundcard, which turns any PC or Mac into a Dante enabled device.
This affords the ability to play and record audio using any Core Audio or ASIO compliant audio application over Ethernet using the Virtual Soundcard application.
“We are pleased to be working with Audinate to implement Dante in our iLive digital mixing series,” stated Glenn Rogers, Managing Director of Allen & Heath. “With the growing rate of adoption of Audinate’s Dante networking in other A/V products, we felt the timing was right to add this to our iLive series”.
“We are excited about having Dante incorporated into the product offerings of Allen & Heath,” stated Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. “The addition of the iLive product portfolio to the family of Dante-enabled products gives customers a broader range of connectivity options.”
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