April 13-17, 2024

Las Vegas, NV

Dante Connect Introduces Remote Contribution Functionality, Support for Google Cloud, Integration With SSL & More

The addition of WebRTC-powered remote contribution functionality allows Dante sources connected to the internet worldwide to be captured as an audio source, giving users a new, lower-bandwidth option for adding streams.

Audinate has announced new additions to Dante Connect, its cloud-based Dante audio transport platform, including remote contribution options, native Dante software integration, cloud deployment platform options, and new resellers.

Dante Connect adds WebRTC-powered remote contribution functionality to the existing uncompressed Dante audio transport streams. It allows Dante sources connected to the internet worldwide to be captured as an audio source, giving users a new, lower-bandwidth option to add a commentator or any other audio stream to the broadcast. This compressed source is transmitted using WebRTC functionality to help ensure high quality without requiring expensive dedicated transmission lines. Paired with the existing remote monitoring functionality, broadcasters gain new options for production staff to monitor, contribute to and produce content remotely.

Audinate has also joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage as a partner in the build engagement model, enabling customer flexibility to deploy audio transmission and production with Dante Connect in Google Cloud environments.

“Dante Connect on Google Cloud provides broadcasters with more options to meet their production flexibility and cost-saving goals in any deployment configuration. We are proud to have Audinate as a partner serving the demanding broadcast market,” says Kip Schauer, global head of media & entertainment and gaming partnerships at Google Cloud.

Solid State Logic (SSL) has introduced its first native cloud implementation of Dante in the new System T cloud mixer. This virtualized Tempest audio processing and control platform is designed for live-to-air broadcast audio production, providing up to 256 processing paths, supporting stereo, 5.1 and immersive formats, all controlled via hardware or software interfaces from any location. By utilizing the Dante Connect SDK within their virtual DSP, SSL was able to directly integrate and route Dante inputs and outputs within the System T cloud mixer.

“At SSL, we aim to provide technology that enables our customers to work efficiently. By natively integrating Dante into the System T cloud mixer using the Dante Connect SDK, we were able to provide the best, most efficient user experience with Dante Connect,” states Tom Knowles, director of product management for Solid State Logic.

Alpha joins the Audinate reseller program, supporting the integration and sale of Dante Connect. Alpha has more than 50 years of experience integrating technology to create experiences for a range of clients. Alpha joins existing Dante Connect resellers, Advanced Systems Group (ASG), Diversified, and HHB Communications.

“We’re delighted to be a partner bringing Dante audio transport technology to the cloud. Production solutions are constantly evolving to best meet customer needs for production flexibility and cost effectiveness, and Dante Connect is an expanding, robust platform we’re excited to share with our customers,” concludes Bryan Nelson, senior sales executive of Alpha.


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April 13-17, 2024

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