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Studio Technologies Dante-Enabled Products Now Compliant With Dante Domain Manager

Company's latest firmware updates enable products to be DDM-ready and recognizable within upcoming software platform

By PSW Staff December 6, 2017

Front and back panel views of the Studio Technologies 5422 Dante intercom audio engine, one of several products from the company that are Dante-enabled.

Studio Technologies has updated all of its Dante-enabled products to be compliant with Audinate’s upcoming Dante Domain Manager (DDM) network management software. The server-based application applies IT best practices to audio networking projects, allowing for enhanced control and functionality over any network topology.

Being ͞DDM-Ready allows Studio Technologies Dante-enabled products to be directly integrated within applications that utilize the Dante Domain Manager software platform. DDM versions will run on Windows and Linux desktop and server platforms via an intuitive and responsive web interface for desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers.

Dante Domain Manager is designed to shield users from unwanted changes, helping to better ensure a secure Dante network with robust user authentication and role assignment. Security features include an active directory and LDAP support, four levels of built-in user roles, and complete control on a per-domain basis.

The enhanced security allows integrators to define specific AV device groupings by room, building, and site, allowing for the creation of independent Dante Domains. A single Dante Domain can encompass multiple network subnets, minimizing an application’s complexity, enabling the creation of enterprise-scaled AV systems that can allow integrators to deploy AV networks across a WAN, route Dante transparently across subnets, organize devices by domain regardless of network topology, and eliminate the need for single subnet VLANs or workarounds.

“Taking advantage of Dante Domain Manager’s capabilities requires the use of Dante-enabled products that are specifically implemented for compatibility. ͞Ensuring that our Dante products were made DDM-ready before general DDM release was a priority for us and our customers,” says Gordon Kapes, president of Studio Technologies. “Dante Domain Manager supercharges Dante networks by supporting the key network management requirements. The powerful set of features allows users and network administrators to leverage the full extent of Dante’s capabilities in a responsible manner. But without DDM-compatible products that power simply can’t be deployed. We are pleased to join other forward-looking firms in helping Dante Domain Manager make a strong launch.”

Studio Technologies Dante-enabled products are designed to take advantage of the inherent qualities of Dante audio-over-Ethernet media networking technology. These products include a variety of interfaces, announcer consoles, and intercom beltpacks. The latest products in the suite include the Model 5401 Dante master clock, which provides precise timing signals; the Model 5422 Dante intercom audio engine, which creates Dante-based party-line (PL) intercom circuits; and the Model 371 Dante intercom beltpack optimized for theater and corporate applications.

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