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XTA Breaks-out in Live Tours with Audinate's Dante Networking

Portland, Ore. – Sep 14, 2009 – Audinate announced that its Dante™ networking solution was used  on the Oasis tour and multiple live events at Hyde Park in London by renowned production company Britannia Row . Taking advantage of the very low latency offered by Audinate’s Dante, high quality audio was distributed around the network at these events using the newest addition of Dante enabled products – breakout boxes from XTA. Tens of thousands of fans enjoyed high quality sound by performers that included Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Neil Diamond, The Killers, Dave Matthews Band, Dizzee Rascal, The Streets, N-Dubz, Jack Penate, Alesha Dixon, Diversity and many more.

In live touring applications, tight synchronization and low latency play an important role. Audinate’s patent pending Dante networking solution provides ultra-high performance media transport with sample-accurate synchronization and sub-millisecond latency. Also, because devices and channels are automatically discovered and easy to program, Dante is the easiest digital networking solution to install and configure.  Overall, Dante offers a complete networking solution and provides users a no-hassle, self-configuring digital audio networking experience using standard Internet Protocols over 100Mb and/or Gigabit Ethernet.

The NXBoB8 and NXBoB16 breakout boxes from XTA with 8 and 16 output channels respectively leverage the tight synchronization and very low latency offered in Dante. The breakout boxes easily connect to other Dante-enabled devices such as processors or mixing consoles over either 100Mb or 1 Gigabit Ethernet.  “Dante was an obvious choice for us given its very low latency and ability to deliver on stringent requirements for live professional events,” said Richard Fleming, R & D engineer at XTA. “We actually found that audio sent over Dante sounded superior to audio sent on long analog cable runs.”

“We are delighted to have breakout boxes from XTA join the growing family of Dante enabled products,” said Ashesh Doshi, Director of Marketing, Audinate. “Having successfully used the boxes in multiple live events, XTA has demonstrated that these boxes are field proven and more than ready for broad adoption.”

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Audinate revolutionizes the way that AV systems are connected by transporting high quality media over standard IT networks. Using Audinate's patent pending networking solution, digital media networking just got easy. Audinate’s solution has been licensed by customers across the AV industry and can be found in installations and live sound applications globally.  Audinate offices are located in US and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company.