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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 RU-LB4 is a high quality line-level bi-directional Dante network interface. The RU-LB4 converts four line-level audio sources to Dante network channels, and four Dante network audio signals to balanced line level.
The line level inputs accept unbalanced or balanced signals. Line-level outputs are balanced. The front panel features signal LEDs that indicate audio presence for each of the received network signal channels and a gain trimmer with an associated Dual-LED VU meter for each audio input.
Balanced +4 dBu audio levels correspond to a network digital audio level of -18 dBFS. The noise floor is better than 80 dB below operating level.
The RU-LB4 is also available in a PoE version (RU-LB4P). If PoE power and an external 24 Vdc supply are both feeding an RU-LB4P, the unit will run from the external supply and will seamlessly switch over to PoE power upon loss of the external supply.