Audinate launched Astoria, its new IP based Dante audio networking PCI Express sound card, at the 2010 InfoComm show in Las Vegas.
Astoria unlocks recording and production potential by providing 256 channels of uncompressed digital audio with extremely low latency.
Astoria is a high capacity Dante PCI Express card for PC or Mac that provides a cost effective solution for OEMs seeking to create high performance recording and audio processing products.
The Astoria PCIe sound card provides an unprecedented number of super low-latency Dante audio channels with support for all popular sample rates.
Onboard processing frees your computer’s resources for native DSP and plug-ins.
Astoria can support configurations for 128 x 128 bi-directional channels at either 48 kHz or 96 kHz sample rates, or 64 x 64 bi-directional channels at 192 kHz sampling.
“Following the success of the Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS) introduced last year, Astoria provides a premium Dante sound card solution for customers requiring ultra low latency and high channel count applications” stated Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate.
“Astoria gives an attractive IP based alternative to MADI and future proofs your product by offering an upgrade migration path to AVB.”
Astoria can be installed on both Mac and Windows, presenting a standard Core Audio or ASIO interface for immediate use with hundreds of professional and consumer audio applications. It works over standard Gigabit network and is AVB-ready.
Audinate’s patented Dante solution provides a no-hassle, self-configuring, plug-and-play digital audio network that uses standard Internet Protocols.
Astoria will be sold to OEMs as part of their overall Dante networked solution.