Audinate Debuts New Digital Networking Card, Distribution In North America By Yamaha

At 2009 InfoComm in Orlando, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems announced the exclusive North American distribution of the Audinate Dante-MY16-AUD card effective with the card’s introduction at the show.

The Dante-MY16-AUD card is fully compatible with Yamaha digital MY16 card slots in consoles, processors and digital power amplifiers. Designed by Audinate, Dante technology provides high performance digital media networking that meets the quality and performance requirements of professional live sound, A/V sound reinforcement installations, broadcast and recording applications.

Audinate’s patent pending Dante technology distributes digital audio with imperceptible latency, sample accurate playback synchronization and very high reliability. Dante delivers a self-configuring, true plug-and-play digital audio network that uses standard Internet Protocols at 1Gbps and/or 100Mbps Ethernet.

Dante-enabled devices will self configure and automatically discover the location and number of channels of other devices on the network, reducing complicated installation requirements.

Dante’s sample-accurate synchronization delivers the very low latency required by the professional audio market. In addition, its network-centric, audio-independent approach to synchronization allows perfectly synchronized play-out across different audio channels, devices and networks, even over multiple switch hops.

Dante runs on off‐the‐shelf computer networking hardware, and does not require a dedicated network infrastructure. Furthermore, Dante can leverage the same Ethernet network for transmitting uncompressed audio and control alongside ordinary data traffic.

Included with the Dante-MY16-AUD card is Audinate’s Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS). With DVS, Mac or Windows computer, the card looks and acts like any other Dante‐enabled device. After installing the DVS, the computer can be connected using the standard Ethernet port.

“Yamaha is one of the most respected companies in the professional audio business and we are delighted to have them as the distributor for the Dante-MY16-AUD card,” states Lee Ellison, CEO, Audinate. “With the new card in Yamaha mixing consoles, customers will be able to easily connect to other Dante enabled products and offer a broader networked solution.”

Each Dante-MY16-AUD used with a Yamaha digital product provides 16 bi-directional audio channels (8 at 96kHz) and full Dante network audio redundancy. More cards can be added for increased channels.

“The Dante-MY16-AUD card will enable system solution providers with a sophisticated, easy to use, digital media networking approach for use with our products,” states Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. “We’re excited to offer the Dante technology and know that many of our customers will embrace this card in order to meet the networking requirements.”

The Dante-MY16-AUD card will be available in September 2009 at an MSRP of $649. Each Dante-MY16-AUD card includes one single license of the Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS).

Yamaha Commercial Audio Website
Audinate Website

(Be sure to visit PSW’s 2009 InfoComm New Product Gallery.)

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