Audinate Brings Dante to NewTek’s TalkShow

Jan 2015

Dante media networking software now integrated with Skype TX and NewTek TalkShow

Portland, OR January 29, 2015 – Audinate, developers of the industry-leading Dante™ media networking solution, and NewTek, makers of cutting-edge tools for audio/video production, have joined forces to bring high performance network audio to the NewTek TalkShow video calling production system.  NewTek is using Dante Virtual Soundcard to deliver flawless digital audio from Skype to Dante-enabled products from hundreds of manufacturers. The software will be pre-installed on every TalkShow unit, enabling instant connectivity via a standard Ethernet port.

With TalkShow, any television or live video producer can easily reach 300+ million connected Skype users and incorporate them as guest speakers into live programs with full-frame Skype video calls. This new collaboration with Audinate will enable broadcasters to distribute digital audio throughout the facilities over IP. Rather than relying upon noise- and loss-prone analog cables, Dante keeps audio in the digital domain, allowing Skype calls to be routed to Dante-enabled AV equipment anywhere in a production facility with the highest quality. Connections are made with standard Ethernet cables, either one-to-one or over an existing IP network.  Because Dante is a true network solution, powerful new workflows may be created for many devices at one time with unparalleled flexibility, live or in post.


Dante is a complete, reliable solution for high-performance audio distribution over standard IP networks, supporting hundreds of simultaneous channels of uncompressed audio with ultra-low latency and sub-microsecond synchronization accuracy. Dante provides manufacturers and users alike with a full suite of tools and capabilities for full plug-and-play operation, including automatic device discovery, software-based signal routing, and complete integration with PCs. Over 190 manufacturers now support Dante, allowing true interoperability across an incredibly wide range of products in broadcast, live sound, recording and commercial installations.

"Dante Virtual Soundcard brings powerful new capabilities to TalkShow without requiring special ports or hardware," says Michael Kornet, Executive Vice President of Business Development at NewTek. "With this exciting addition in TalkShow, our customers get a tremendous audio workflow without the complexity or resources normally needed.”

"NewTek is doing great things to make media production fast and seamless with TalkShow," echoes Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. "Dante Virtual Soundcard extends high quality digital audio to the tremendous range of Dante-enabled audio products. TalkShow users will be able to create workflows that were previously unimaginable, for higher quality shows with less effort."

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