Dante Mastery Class, Technician - Portland, OR

Monday, December 4, 2023 - December 7, 2023
09:00 - 17:30 (GMT-0800) United States (Los Angeles) Time
4380 South Macadam Ave, Ste 255, Portland, OR, United States

This Dante Mastery class is a 4-day long, in-person, hands-on class for lead technical engineers supporting Dante systems.

Date: December 4-7, 2023
Location: Audinate, Inc

4380 Macadam Ave, Suite 255

Portland, Oregon 97239 
Cost: $1,299 per student (class capacity 10 students)

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Course description:

This Dante Mastery class is a 4-day long, in-person, hands-on class for lead technical engineers supporting Dante systems.  Participants must have completed Dante Levels 1, 2 and 3 (Second Edition) before attending this class.

Some may think of this as a “Dante Certification Level 4” class.  However, while the Dante Certification Program attempts to teach concepts on how things work, Mastery class is all about putting those skills in practice with hands-on exercises.   

Some exercises will have students build things correctly.  Others will intentionally stretch or break the systems in a variety of ways, so that students learn what the symptoms of the problems are and can recognize them more readily when in the field.  The class will also teach a methodical approach to troubleshooting Dante networks, and have students apply that repeatedly.   

The class exercises will begin with students setting up a small network on their desk.  We then link all classroom networks together, revealing challenges in network management and device organization.   

Students learn to optimize their switch for Dante traffic.  The instructor will demonstrate the installation of Dante Domain Manager, after which students will secure their system by enrolling devices into domains.  The various systems will be clocked together, and content will be shared between them.  Finally, students will set up routers in their switches to produce a Layer 3 network, and the Dante devices will adjust to span that network. 

The class will conclude with both multiple choice and hands-on tests, recreating everything we learned in the class. 

What to Bring: 

You’ll want to bring your macOS 11/12/13, or Windows 10/11 laptop.  The laptop should have: 

  • an RJ45 wired Ethernet port or bring a dock/adapter that adds the port. 
  • an additional USB-A or USB-C port to receive an AVIO adapter we’ll provide.
  • The latest version of Dante Controller installed. 

Food: Audinate will provide morning snacks and a proper lunch each day.  Audinate will also host a class dinner at least one evening.

Parking: Parking in the downtown area will start around $29/night.  Parking at our office is free, but you cannot park there overnight.

Hotels: The River’s Edge Hotel is a short two-minute walk from Audinate's office. For all other hotels, such as Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront or Residence Inn Portland Downtown/RiverSide you’ll want to travel to/from the office by car or public transit. Pedestrian travel is only by narrow passages around Highway 43 and the 5 Freeway. 

Use the contact form to ask questions about this class. Select "Training" under Reason for Contact.


Certified Technology Specialists can now submit their certificates of completion for this class to the independent AVIXA Certification Committee. 

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About the Instructor: 

Patrick Killianey

Senior Technical Training Manager 

Patrick’s career crosses live production, recording, broadcast, installed sound and automation, both as an implementor in the field and working directly for manufacturers like TASCAM, M-Audio and Yamaha. He has a particular passion for training, especially in gathering material learned by innovators and helping the industry majority follow in their footsteps. Patrick has focused on AVoIP and Dante in particular since 2013.   

Patrick joined Audinate in 2019 to head the training team globally.  In 2021, Patrick was deeply involved in a “Dante over Distance” project with Peltrix and the Blue Note Entertainment Group allowing musicians 750 miles apart to perform together.  In 2022, Patrick’s focus shifted to focus on developing curriculum for Audinate.

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