Portland, Ore. – May 5, 2009 – Audinate, Inc., announced that its Dante™ audio networking solution was used during the world premiere of the new Star Trek movie at the Sydney Opera House. The 150 million dollar Paramount Pictures film debuted with the stars in attendance last month at the red carpet event. For the event, Audinate collaborated with Dolby and D&B Audiotechnik to deliver a truly impressive audio video experience. The Sydney Opera House was transformed using Dante to impeccably transport digital audio from the media servers to over eighty speakers across the Concert Hall. Over 1500 people enjoyed Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound at the highest audio quality through the full showing of the movie.
Surround sound from the digital cinema projectors was transported via Dante through a complex network of Cisco switches and amps. The audio network reached all areas of the Concert Hall using fiber and CAT5 cabling, audio equipment from D&B Audiotechnik, over 30 amplifiers, Barco projectors and high-def 2048x1080 CinemaScope screen. All of this was tied together with Audinate’s Dante for networking, using IP over Ethernet technology, and Dolby Lake processors for processing. In addition, Dante simplified the installation and network setup by automatically discovering devices on the network and enabling automatic system configuration.
“It was thrilling to have Audinate’s solution used at such a prestigious movie premier. This advanced cinema set-up was a first for the Sydney Opera House and it highlighted Dante’s superior performance over traditional analog systems,” said Lee Ellison, CEO, Audinate.
Audinate is the leading provider of media networking products and solutions that deliver professional quality audio over Ethernet. Using Audinate's patent pending Dante technology, digital media networking just got easy. Dante has been licensed by customers across the world many of whom are shipping products today. Audinate offices are located in US and Australia. Visit http://www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company.