Audinate has announced the addition of two new models to its line of Dante AVIO audio adapters, offering USB-C and Bluetooth connectivity for use with Dante networks.
The AVIO USB-C adapter allows devices with USB-C ports to deliver and receive 2 channels of audio with a Dante audio network. It is a class-compliant USB audio device that requires no additional drivers and works with any application, can be powered by the connected device or via PoE, and it works with common USB-C to USB-A adapters. When using PoE, it provides power pass-through for mobile devices, enabling smartphones to remain charged while connected to a Dante network.
The AVIO Bluetooth adapter provides wireless connectivity to Dante networks for mobile devices and computers and is suited for both playback from smartphones as wellas larger sound systems, and for connecting networked speakers and microphones to conferencing software. Once configured, users rely upon Bluetooth to switch from local smartphone audio to a conferencing system to share what is being said with others.
“With the addition of those two models of Dante AVIO, we’re continuing to expand the availability of cost-effective ways to utilize non-networked equipment,” says Joshua Rush, SVP of Marketing and Product Management at Audinate. “Both of our new models bring unheralded connectivity to mobile devices by embracing popular USB-C and Bluetooth technologies.”
The Dante AVIO USB-C and the AVIO Bluetooth adapters will be available from authorized resellers in Q3 of 2020. In addiiton, Audinate will have a virtual booth here at InfoComm 2020 Connected that kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday, June 16), and while there, anyone intrerested can enter a contest to win AVIO adapters.