Audinate has introduced Dante HC, a very high-capacity networked audio solution for professional AV systems, supporting up to 512 x 512 redundant bi-directional uncompressed audio channels on a single Xilinx FPGA.
Dante HC expands Audinate’s portfolio of audio networking choices, which OEMs may build upon to create cost-effective AV products. It’s for AV equipment products requiring high channel capacity, such as audio matrix routers, large format consoles, public address and evacuation systems and large scale DSPs.
Dante HC also offers a wide selection of interface options including SPI, I2C, RS232 and configurable GPIO. A powerful onboard microprocessor allows local control and management without the need for any additional CPU. It benefits from the same robust feature support that is included across Audinate’s portfolio of Dante-enabled solutions, as well as future support for the AES67 standard.
“Audinate is the only company that offers OEMs simple-to-deploy audio networking solutions to cover their complete product range, beginning from 2 x 2 channel Dante Ultimo chips, through mid-range Dante Brooklyn modules which operate up to 64 x 64 channels, to 128 x 128 channel Dante PCIe cards,” states Gary Southwell, Audinate vice president of product management. “The launch of Dante HC, which quadruples the maximum channel count for a single device to 512 x 512 channels, enables our OEMs to design a new generation of highly scalable networked products.”
Dante is an audio-over-IP networking solution offering virtually perfect synchronization, ultra-low deterministic latency and plug-and-play configuration management. It’s real-time streaming is suitable for live broadcast, commercial installation, live sound, public address, intercoms and transportation communications deployments.