Electro-Voice And Audinate Announce DM-1 Dante Card At InfoComm 2010

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Electro-Voice and Audinate announced at InfoComm 2010 the availability of the DM-1 Dante audio network card for the NetMax hardware family.

The DM-1 can be installed in the N8000 or N8000-1500 chassis to provide high resolution, low latency audio transmission over IP networks.

Audinate’s Dante solution provides a self-configuring, plug-and-play digital audio network that uses standard Internet Protocols.

Dante is a scalable solution that works on both 100 Mbits and 1 Gigabit Ethernet. Using Dante, many bulky cables that are typically needed to provide point-to-point analog wiring for AV installations are eliminated.

Dante combines industry-leading low latency and sample-accurate playback timing with the convenience and economy of using today’s standard computer networking hardware.

The DM-1 is also fully compatible with Audinate’s Dante Virtual Soundcard.  The Dante Virtual Soundcard turns a PC or Mac into a Dante-enabled device.

The Dante Virtual Soundcard has many characteristics of a physical sound card or audio interface, including the ability to play and record audio using any Windows audio application with standard ASIO multichannel audio support, or any Core Audio Mac application.

It uses the Ethernet port on the computer to communicate with a network of other Dante-enabled devices without the need for expensive soundcards. No special hardware is required other than installing Dante Virtual Soundcard on a conventional PC or laptop.

“Audinate’s Dante and NetMax are a perfect fit,” said Ethan Wetzell, Electro-Voice’s Global DSP Product Manager.

“Whereas NetMax provides highly sophisticated, custom DSP solutions for a variety of applications, we have always strived to provide a higher level of ease of use and quality.

“Dante has really raised the bar in audio networking with their extensive, truly IP-based technology and fully aligns with what we and our customers are looking for.”

“We are excited to have Dante offered with NetMax, as it is recognized for being powerful and flexible DSP,” said Mary Cudmore, Director of Products at Audinate.

“This increases available Dante solutions for digital audio routing and matrixing for applications such as broadcast, stadiums, club sound, houses of worship, and concert systems.”

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