Audinate To Host Dante Connect In Atlanta On December 15

Free event will offer hands-on training courses, special presentations for AV professionals and network managers, new Dante technology developments and more.

Audinate has announced that it’s latest Dante Connect one-day training event will be held in Atlanta (Glendale, CA) next Thursday, December 15 offering an array of hands-on training courses for attendees to choose from plus special presentations for AV designers, consultants, integrators, engineers and network managers. There is no cost to attend.

Attendees will experience the new Dante video platform, including Dante AV and Dante Studio, along with new applications in Dante audio. They’ll also see the latest Dante-enabled products on the market from numerous AV manufacturers together in one room. In addition, more than a dozen sponsors will be on hand, including accompanied by over a dozen sponsors, including Allen & Heath, Audio-Technica, Auvitran, Bolin Technology, BZBGEAR, Clockaudio, Frenetik, Linea Research, NTP/DAD, RDL, Sennheiser, Yamaha Unified Communications and Yamaha Commercial Audio.

As noted, this free Dante Connect event will be held on Thursday, December 15 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Cente starting at 9 am local time and running until 5 pm (registration opens at 8:30 am). The morning session is open to all attendees, while the optional afternoon session is by registration only. Lunch will be provided. Go here to find out more about Dante Connect in Atlanta and to register.

Morning Agenda (All Attendees)

— Audinate Company Vision and Update. Josh Rush, Audinate CMO Josh Rush will discuss where Dante has been, where it is now and provide look at where Dante is going to be in the future.

— The Ultimate Mix of AV and IT. Patrick Killianey, senior technical training manager at Audinate, and Tim Godby, product marketing manager at Bolin Technologies, will focus onDante AV Ultra, Dante AV-H and Dante Studio and how it can be an ultimate mix of AV and IT.

— Dante Domain Manager (DDM) Demo. Luke Heckel, system solutions sales manager Americas for Audinate, will touch on how DDM can improve workflows, efficiency, and the user experience in operating and maintaining a Dante network.

— Sponsor Showcase, followed by Dante in the Field: Today and Tomorrow. Frank Padikklala, technical sales engineer at Audinate, will moderate a panel of industry engineers who will focus on recent Dante-based designs and use cases.

Afternoon Agenda (Courses)

— Dante Introduction/Bootcamp – Get Savvy in Minutes. (1 hour 45 min). Intended for beginner Dante users (Dante Certification Level 1, Second Edition Recommended), this course will offer a hands-on experience with small groups of users sharing systems at tables. Attendees should bring their laptop and have Dante Controller installed so they can control the system, and feed music to it. Once everyone has created the systems at their tables, all tables will be joined together for a larger scale system.

— Introduction to Managed Switch Configuration. Intended for intermediate to advanced Dante users (must have passed Dante Certification Level 2, Second Edition), this session provide a hands-on experience, with each table having its own Cisco CBS-350 switch to configure. Using the web interface, users will establish administrative access, turn off EEE and optimize traffic using QoS and IGMP Snooping. For high-bandwidth links, a Link Aggregation Group (LAG) will be established. As time permits, VLANs and trunk lines may also be addressed.

— Designing Beyond Boundaries with Dante. This session will cover Dante audio and Dante AV system design considerations and best practices for both unmanaged and managed deployments. Topics include bridging dissimilar audio networks, clocking options, and scalable network design for audio and video, from single switch systems to WAN and cloud implementations.

— Deciphering Security. This session will dive into the world of information security. As more and more AV systems begin utilizing networks and platforms, it’s important to have security embedded into every phase of the project and as early as possible. The course on the important terms in network and cybersecurity and on how to build teams to be security conscious.

— Dante Certification Training. This will focus on the same content Audinate’s on-demand learning at The live and on-demand classes complement each other, and many students enjoy taking the class in both forms. Live classes offer an opportunity to ask questions of the instructors and see some real Dante equipment in action. However, as these steps can eat up some time, to make things fit, the class will skip over some chapters that are more self-explanatory and leave them for the on-demand class. Courses include Dante Certification Level 2, Second Edition and Dante Certification Level 3, Second Edition.

Go here to find out more about Dante Connect in Atlanta and to register.


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