CADAC has signed an agreement with Audinate to license its Dante digital audio networking protocol, as well as to develop integration solutions for the two companies’ products.
The agreement will enable development of an interface solution between CADAC’s proprietary MegaCOMMS networking and the Dante digital networking protocol.
“The development is part of an ongoing program to allow CADAC users all the advantages of MegaCOMMS – higher bit rate, lower latency, greater bandwidth and significantly more channels – while interfacing with established industry standard networking and transmission protocols,” says Richard Ferriday, CADAC brand development manager. “In the coming months there will be a CADAC designed and manufactured interface box which will enable MegaCOMMS to seamlessly plug in to Dante based systems.”
Dante is a plug and play networking solution which delivers very low latency, tightly synchronized media, while simplifying installation and configuration of digital media networks. It has been adopted by more than 115 OEMs, with hundreds of partner products to choose from.
CADAC MegaCOMMS is an advanced audio networking technology that provides for greatly improved bandwidth and performance in a digital audio networking protocol. The technology currently supports transmission of 192 channels of 96 kHz, 24-bit audio down a single cable, with superior latency, at distances of up to 150 meters.
The Dante interface box will be the second MegaCOMMS network bridging device to be developed by CADAC for use with its new digital consoles. The company is currently demonstrating a MegaCOMMS MADI bridge, which will be commercially available in the near future.