The new Harman’s BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-DAN Dante to BLU link bridge, which allows one or more BLU link devices to be integrated with a Dante network, was showcased at the recent InfoComm 2015 show in Orlando.
“The BLU-DAN is a simple, yet powerful device which allows Dante functionality to be added to our Soundweb London 100 Series processors and Crown DCi Network Series amplifiers,” explains Iain Gregory, senior market manager, Installed Sound, HARMAN Signal Processing. “Since those devices also feature BLU link, you only need one, affordable BLU-DAN per equipment location.”
The BLU-DAN connects a Dante device to one or more BLU link devices via standard Cat-5e cabling. It’s capable of simultaneously transmitting and receiving up to 64 channels of Dante audio (64 x 64).
Primary and secondary ports are provided to ensure fault tolerance and control is provided through a separate Ethernet port. The BLU-DAN’s BLU link connectivity is a low-latency, fault-tolerant digital audio bus with 256 channels.
The BLU-DAN is configurable using Harman’s HiQnet Audio Architect software. A selection of logic objects and a drag-and-drop user interface facilitate system setup. Its bi-directional locate functionality allows devices to be identified both from and within HiQnet Audio Architect.