Avid Expands Partner Ecosystem with New Connectivity Partner Audinate

Apr 2015

Development of Dante option card for the Avid VENUE | S6L live sound system facilitates customer integration of audio networking protocol

Avid® today announced that media networking manufacturer Audinate® has joined the Avid Connectivity Partner Program, further expanding the partner ecosystem of the Avid MediaCentral Platform. The Avid Connectivity Partner Program makes it easy for technology partners to create products and services that work within the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform. By partnering with Audinate to develop a new Dante option card for the VENUE | S6L live sound system, Avid delivers on the openness of Avid Everywhere™ and provides customers with additional flexibility for connecting to a wide range of devices and networks.

“Integrating technology across a variety of manufacturers often imposes a number of challenges on customers,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Technology at Avid. “The Avid Connectivity Partner Program ensures that live sound professionals can easily integrate technology like Dante audio networking into the Avid MediaCentral Platform. The addition of Audinate to the Avid Connectivity Partner Program further expands the Avid partner ecosystem, and continues the ongoing momentum of Avid Everywhere.”

The Avid VENUE | S6L system features a modular platform connected via an Ethernet AVB backbone, with hardware expansion options to connect to a wide variety of formats, including Dante. The new DNT-192 Dante™ Option Card, currently in development, will provide S6L customers with an integrated solution to connect to networks running the Dante protocol. Customers will gain additional flexibility for connecting to microphones, speaker processors, power amplifiers, and personal monitoring systems.

Designed for the latest modern live sound workflows, VENUE | S6L is a modular, scalable live sound system that delivers best in class functionality for concert touring, installed sound, and broadcast applications. Featuring the industry’s most advanced live sound engine, VENUE | S6L offers unprecedented power to handle huge channel counts while ensuring maximum stability and the lowest possible latency.

Dante is the market-leading audio networking solution developed by Audinate that delivers uncompressed, multi-channel digital audio with near-zero latency.  Dante is supported by over 200 manufacturers across the live sound, installation and pro audio markets.

“The introduction of the DNT-192 Dante card is a result of the close collaboration between Avid and Audinate,” stated Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate.  “Avid is an innovative market leader in the live sound, production, and broadcast industries. We value the strong partnership between our companies which enabled us to quickly bring a Dante networked solution to market.”

The DNT-192 Dante Option Card will be available in the second half of 2015 through Avid Authorized resellers.

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AVID New Connectivity Partner Audinate