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Audinate has announced that 275 manufacturers have now adopted Dante, the industry-leading audio over IP networking solution, and that more than 675 Dante-enabled products are now available worldwide. This represents a dramatic 145% increase in the number of commercially available products since ISE last year.
Due to limited space, multi-functionality for areas within cruise liners has become a must. As the ships grow in size and required bandwidth, the implementation of fibre-based technologies is also becoming increasingly important. Now that newer protocols have been developed for faster networks, such as Audinate’s Dante, bidirectional audio distribution to and from and between venues is becoming more viable. For TUI Cruises Entertainment Berlin, Dante has been a worthy investment that has allowed for the kind of networking flexibility that is required.
The Extron NetPA 502 AT is a half rack 1U, convection cooled power amplifiers featuring Dante™ digital audio networking. It delivers two channels of 50 watts into 4 ohms. NetPA™ amplifiers can receive audio from Dante-equipped audio processors over a standard local area network, greatly simplifying the cabling infrastructure for sharing audio across multiple rooms or floors in a building. In addition to amplifying incoming Dante audio, NetPA amplifiers feature line level outputs that can simultaneously feed an additional speaker zone or audio system. They feature an Extron exclusive, highly efficient, advanced Class D amplifier design, plus patented CDRS™ - Class D Ripple Suppression that provides improved signal fidelity over conventional Class D amplifiers.