Audinate has announced that a new Dante AV Product Design Suite (“Dante AV PDS”) will be shipping in Quarter 1, 2020 to manufacturers who have ordered it to develop AV-over-IP products that employ Dante AV technology.
Dante AV PDS offers a turnkey approach to allow OEMs to build a quality AV over IP endpoint for visually lossless results with low latency over a 1 Gbps network. It provides interoperability for audio distribution and control with the more than 2,500 existing Dante products from more than 450 different manufacturers, delivering independent, fully synchronized audio and video streams. Based around the Dante AV module, it can be modified, branded and differentiated by OEMs via software, control, and integration with other members of their product lines.
The Dante AV PDS is designed to be a feature-complete AV-over-IP solution for the professional AV market, implementing a codec, local HDMI and HDCP, ancillary data channels, and control. The on-board Dante AV module provides Dante clock synchronization, control, discovery, transport, messaging, management, updates and more. A set of hardware documents, design files, and a complete software SDK allows OEMs to create fully interoperable Dante AV products reliably with end-to-end HDCP support.
It includes an implementation of the intoPIX JPEG2000 codec supporting UHD and Cinematic 4K resolution, up to 60 fps, up to 4:4:4 chroma subsampling, up to 10-bit color depth, up and down scaling, and low latency dual block encoding and decoding.
The Dante AV PDS implements a software control stack that is accessed through the Dante API and Dante Controller. In addition to codec control, this software supports the routing of ancillary data channels for control over Dante, including USB HID, Infrared, Serial (RS422), and Consumer Electronic Control for HDMI devices. All of these signals are transported over Dante and appear as routable channels, just like audio and video.
It comes with basic metal enclosure design, packaging design, preliminary EMI and thermal product scans, manufacturing instructions, and test fixture design guidance. Each Dante AV PDS contains two pre-configured Dante AV endpoint design boards and five Dante AV modules in order to validate end-to-end performance.
Interested manufacturers can get more information on Dante AV and the Dante AV Product Design Suite by visiting www.audinate.com/dante-av. Attendees of the upcoming ISE 2020 show in Amsterdam can discuss it further in person at booth C193 in Hall 7.