At the InfoComm 2014 show in Las Vegas, Audinate (booth C11929) has announced a new software application, Dante Via, that transforms Macs and PCs into networked I/O devices.
As a result, users can build a stand-alone audio system of networked computers without the need for any dedicated Dante-enabled hardware to be present on the network. Any computer instantly becomes a networked audio I/O device.
Dante Via helps limit constraints of short-reach point-to-point analog and USB cables, facilitating a flexible audio bridge for computers to connect with legacy USB, FireWire and Thunderbolt audio interfaces and transform them into networked devices. Without the need for additional hardware, Dante Via transmits and receives professional quality audio via the Ethernet port to and from such endpoints..
“Audinate’s mission is to revolutionize the way AV systems are connected to allow people to thrive in a networked world,” states Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. ”Dante Via is another example of Audinate pioneering innovation, driving the convergence of audio with an IT world. Dante Via naturally complements the vast ecosystem of Dante-enabled products developed by our 150 OEMs.”
Also with Dante Via, users can distribute or loop-back audio via the network from any application such as Cubase, Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic, Reaper or even Skype.
“Dante Via opens up endless imaginative use cases,” says Gary Southwell, Audinate vice president of product management. “Audio from USB microphones, or any audio interface, can be routed to other rooms in the building. Dante Via extends networked audio from facilities like classrooms, houses of worship, conference rooms, to overflow rooms. You can even monitor individual streams from the network for music instruction and audio system setup applications.”
Dante Via will be commercially available in Q4 2014.