Audinate

Case Studies

Target Field hosts Minnesota Twins baseball and many other events for 39,000+ people. Learn how Dante and Dante Domain Manager provide amazing audio throughout the massive stadium while keeping it more secure, scalable and manageable than ever before.

Spanning 580 acres, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio also boasts a water park, golf course, various dining options and hosts countless special events for nearly 2.5 million visitors annually who expect a quality, memorable and immersive experience. As the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium expanded over the years, different audio systems by different designers and contractors were deployed in each area to support its variety of background music and the public-address system. This resulted in an inefficient and ineffective system with over 900 unintegrated audio points, very low security, minimal control capabilities, and no centralized network management. With so many devices, cross-points and administrators involved in controlling the audio, the zoo needed a system to manage its hardware in an efficient and secure manner. Enter the Dante audio network platform, which pulled together the more than 300 speakers, 50 amplifiers, 50 wireless microphones and 20 digital processors that are Dante-enabled and already installed on the zoo’s campus.

Formerly a silent movie venue when it was constructed in 1926, Shea's Buffalo Theatre just completed an extensive, 18-year, $20 million restoration project that included a comprehensive audio systems refurbishment. The main sound system -- and an additional lobby system where none existed before -- is now Dante-enabled with the use of unobtrusive Attero Tech audio wall plates and a BSS DSP. By using a single Cat5 cable, the theatre was able to eliminate a lot of wiring, termination, conduit, and labor, saving money in the process.

In service since 1914, the Crystal Ballroom is a historic buliding located in downtown Portland, Oregon. Now a live music venue for approximately 1,500 standing customers, the ballroom itself attracts many famous live acts yearly. With the help of a brand new Bose Professional ShowMatch system and Dante audio networking, the buliding's audio system has never sounded better.

Finest Hotel Playa Mujeres is part of a resort chain that provides luxury accommodation, fine dining and other services that create perfect vacation experiences in the Mexican Caribbean. In order to create an extraordinary customer experience, Finest Hotel wanted to install a top-notch entertinment and premier sound system. Working alongside Bose Professional, integrators Estel Engineering designed a digital audio network protocol based on Dante that could easily span the 300 meter distance between hotel buildings.

For half a dozen years, Sound Devices's 788T was Los Angeles sound mixer Steven Morrow's go-to recorder for many productions. But bigger productions led to demands for higher track counts, and these demands hit an all-time high with his latest full-featured musical comedy, La La Land. Morrow upgraded to two Sound Devices 970 recorders and was able to achieve the track count required with Dante.

Faced with the task of upgrading five ten-person conference rooms in CenturyLink's Lousiana-based headquarters, AV installer/designer Singularity Technologies initially sought out Dante and the Attero Tech unD4I-L to reduce wiring requirements to one CAT5 cable. However, integrating Dante went above and beyond by saving them time and simplifying the installation process.

Two of Sun Valley Community Church's five campuses in Gilbert, Arizona recently underwent extensive audio system upgrades to better serve their 8,000 regular attendees and the performers on stage. These upgrades hinged on the KLANG:fabrik audio-mixing system, which integrated seamlessly with the DiGiCo SD8 and SD21 at either campuses and Dante as the common denomenator.

Home of the NBA Thunder basketball team, Oklahoma City’s 581,000-square-foot Chesapeake Energy Arena recently installed a new sound reinforcement system. Seeking sound clarity and coverage as well as system flexibility for an arena that seats more than 19,000 is no easy task, but with Dante providing control and signal routing between the new mixing system, existing DSP, and the Anya loudspeaker arrays via standard Ethernet, the new system couldn't be simpler.

As a four-year public university offering 64 degree programs to more than 5,500 students, Governors State University (GSU), in University Park, IL, has an intensive video mission that encompasses producing thousands of hours of video for media programs and video libraries on behalf of such high-profile publishers as the American Psychological Association. 

To support his new album Children of God, contemporary Christian musician and singer/songwriter Phil Wickham hit the road on tour across North America. The tour's monitor engineer/production manager and front of house engineer/tour manager used Dante-enabled Yamaha CL5 digital audio consoles for a majority of the successful tour.

The City of Pittsburgh recently completed a major renovation of the government access broadcast infrastructure in its 100-year-old Pittsburgh City-County Building, including the installation of a Dante™-networked Engineered Sound® conference microphone system from Audio-Technica, for use in the City Council chambers. 

The Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts recently opened on 88,000 square feet of Chapman University campus in California. With only 18 months to complete the install and construction of the building nearly six months behind schedule, use of the Dante networking was vital in meeting the deadline for the first scheduled performance, Plácido Domingo.

Leading visitor experiences company Merlin Entertainments has revealed that it is making extensive use of Audinate’s Dante audio networking technology at a variety of its London attractions. These include a number of popular sites on the city’s South Bank, including the Coca-Cola London Eye, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and Shrek’s Adventure! London.

As one of the largest exhibition centers in the Northeastern United States, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) boasts over a half million square feet of exhibit space utilizing a wide range of best-in-class technologies. BCEC exhibitors enjoy access to BCEC’s many technological amenities, including fast Internet speeds, Wi-Fi, scalable telephony, and digital signage and displays.

Home to NBA's Miami Heat and more than 80 various live events annually, the versatile AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida has been at the forefront of state-of-the-art audio-visual technology for over 15 years. With the completion of the brand new Xfinity Plaza, a 23,000 square foot, outdoor entertainment venue on the east side of the AmericanAirlines Arena, the challenge of installing an AV system that provided the best possible directional sound coverage and quality under a very tight deadline was answered with Dante audio networking.

Located on the campus of Auburn University in Alabama—a prominent public research university—Jordan-Hare is the tenth largest on-campus football stadium in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In a recent independent survey of Southeast Conference college fans, Jordan-Hare Stadium was rated the number one game day experience among SEC colleges.

On June 18 and 19, Premiere Production had the privilege of providing audio production at the Dieu Ngu Temple in Westminster (CA) to welcome the 14th Dalai Lama for two days of compassionate teachings with attendance reaching 10,000. For the special event, Premiere Production brought in a NEXO GEO S12 line array, PS speakers, a Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console, and two Rio 3224-D input/output boxes (one used as a stage box, the other for press feeds).

The new AEQ Forum IP is an evolution of the AEQ Forum. Added features and options make the Forum IP a cutting-edge console with almost infinite possibilities. Its redesigned control surface includes new softer switches, additional programmable keys and improved access of controls for the monitoring section. AEQ Forum IP can be equipped with AoIP input/output cards of up to 64 input and output channels, compatible with the new AES67 standard through Audinate’s Dante technology. Using this optional connectivity, it can receive and provide signals from/to other consoles, routers and other input/output terminal equipment.

New Covenant Christian Community Church (NC4) is a nondenominational house of worship with a contemporary worship style, with music playing a prominent role as a means of keeping its congregation fully engaged. To ensure the best possible sound quality for both dialog and the musical performances, the church recently upgraded their sound reinforcement system—drawing upon premium products selected from the TrueLine catalog of WorxAudio Technologies, a division of PreSonus Audio Electronics.

Dante-enabled Products

Active Audio - SA150P+

The SA150P+ is a powered dsp column loudspeaker, 1.50m designed for confined spaces with horizontal seating or in combination with larger models. The SA150P+ ensures a homogenous SPL coverage on the audience up to 21meters.

Active Audio - SA230S+

The SA230S+ is a powered dsp column loudspeaker, 2.30m designed for mid-sized spaces with a 5 to 20° rake. The SA230S+ ensures a homogenous SPL coverage on the audience up to 29meters.

Active Audio - SA300P+

The SA300P+ is a powered dsp column loudspeaker, 3.00m designed for large-sized spaces with horizontal seating. The SA300P+ ensures a homogenous SPL coverage on the audience up to 45meters.

Active Audio - SA300S+

The SA300S+ is a powered dsp column loudspeaker, 3.00m designed for large-sized spaces with a 5 to 20° rake. The SA300S+ ensures a homogenous SPL coverage on the audience up to 36meters.

Active Audio - SA450P+

The SA450P+ is a powered dsp column loudspeaker, 4.50m designed for very large-sized spaces where a semi-distributed PA system cannot be used. The SA450P+ ensures a homogenous SPL coverage on the audience up to 90meters.

AD-Systems - NT4-DSP

The NT4-DSP offers a 4in 4out topology. With 4 x Analog In, 4 x AESin and 4 x Dante in, FIR Filter and all available latest DSP technology, It provides a networkable, highly sophisticated DSP solution. This ensures worldwide optimal performance with every Loudspeaker System.

AD-Systems - NT4-K6

The NT4-K6 Engine offers a 4in 4out topology. With 6000W flexible power, FIR Filter and all available DSP technology, It provides a networkable, highly sophisticated DSP and amplifier solution. This ensures worldwide optimal performance with every Loudspeaker System. 

AEQ - ARENA

The AEQ ARENA is a digital mixing console for radio and television broadcast applications.

AEQ - BC-2000D

The backbone of the BC-2000 D Router Digital Audio system is the double TDM bus, housed in the BC-2000 D frame, with the capacity to route, mix or distribute more than a thousand channels simultane

AEQ - CAPITOL IP

CAPITOL IP is an 8 channel digital mixing console based on the AEQ CAPITOL console and the experience gained with this model.

AEQ - FORUM

The FORUM is a self-contained digital audio mixing console specifically designed to meet the most rigorous demands of the radio and television broadcast industry.

AEQ - GRAN FORUM

The FORUM is a self-contained digital audio mixing console specifically designed to meet the most rigorous demands of the radio and television broadcast industry.

AEQ - KROMA CrossNET 104

CrossNet 104 has 64-ports Dante IP interface, 8 Kroma digital intercom ports, 12 balanced, broadcast quality analogue ports, and 20 compressed audio IP ports.

AEQ - KROMA CrossNET 168

CrossNet 168 has 128-ports Dante IP interface, 8 Kroma digital intercom ports, 12 balanced, broadcast quality analogue ports, and 20 compressed audio IP ports. 

AEQ - KROMA CrossNET 72

CrossNet 72 has 32-ports Dante IP interface, 8 Kroma digital intercom ports, 12 balanced, broadcase quality analogue ports, and 20 compressed audio IP ports.

AEQ - KROMA Series 8000

Series 8000 user intercom panels have been designed to provide broadcast quality audio and to be used with the digital technology of Conexia and CrossNET matrixes. Audio is captured and processed at 48kHz, with 24 bits/sample, providing full audio bandwidth with negligible noise and distortion levels.

AEQ - NetBOX 32 AD

NETBOX 32 AD interface features 32 input and 32 output channels organized in 16 mono analog + 8 stereo digital channels. The stereo digital audio channels can be configured as AES/EBU or SPDIF standard. It also incorporates 16 GPI and 16 GPO (each GPO connector includes a power supply pin to feed the output circuitry).

AEQ - NetBOX 4 MH

The NETBOX 4MH interface has been designed to cover the need for high quality microphone inputs and headphone outputs availability outputs, for example in radio and TV studios, stage or multimedia installations. The multichannel IP connectivity (Audinate DANTE™ protocol) makes the Inputs of the unit available at any point of the network.

AEQ - NetBOX 8 AD

NETBOX 8 AD inferface features 8 inputs and 8 outputs, organized in 4 mono analog and 2 digital stereo channels. Stereo digital ones can be configured as AES/EBU or SPDIF standards. The second digital stereo channel can also be switched to a USB connector to ease the connection to an audio workstation. It also provides 4 GPI and 4 GPO. The GPO port includes a power supply pin to feed the output circuitry.

AEQ - Olympia 3

Standalone commentary unit (CU), or AoIP connected with 8 channels via Dante protocol. Scalable architecture: simple routing to DanteTM IP devices; integrated in IP intercom system, or connected to IP commentary system matrix.

AEQ - Phoenix VENUS 3

AEQ VENUS is a dual IP stereo, full duplex audiocodec system. With a single unit it is possible to establish two bi-directional stereo or four mono (to one or two different locations)

Aimline - ALSUB12A DANTE

ALSUB 12A is a powerful subwoofer with integrated 4 x 500 Watt digital amplifier, DSP with flexible input routing and a high efficient 12” chassis.

Aimline - ALSUB15A DANTE

ALSUB 15A is a powerful subwoofer with integrated 4 x 500 Watt digital amplifier, DSP with flexible input routing and a high efficient 15” chassis.

Aimline - ALSUB8A DANTE

ALSUB 8A is a powerful subwoofer with integrated 4 x 500 Watt digital amplifier, DSP with flexible input routing and a high efficient 8” chassis.

AKG - DMM14 ULD

Engineered and made in Germany, the DMM14 U digital automatic microphone mixer is ideal for large meetings and conferences. 

AKG - DMM8 ULD

The DMM8 U digital automatic microphone mixer is ideal for large meetings and conferences. 

AKG - DMS800

The DMS800, reference digital wireless microphone system is designed to provide accurate signal transmission and reliability in theaters, conferences, live productions and tour sound applications.

AKG - DSR800

The DSR800 reference two-channel digital wireless receiver provides an ultra-wide bandwidth of up to 150MHz for reliable operation with the flexibility to meet the needs of a wide range of applicat

Alcorn McBride - Digital Binloop

The Digital Binloop is the industry standard for theme park audio reproduction. It provides up to 32 tracks of Digital Audio in a compact, economical, and highly reliable package designed for continuous daily use with no maintenance.

Alcorn McBride - RideAmp

RideAmp is a high-powered audio amplifier that is purpose-built for on-board applications like dark rides, coasters, trams, and parades.

Alcorn McBride - V-Com VC12X

The V-Com VC12X station includes 12  illuminated buttons that are user-configurable for ring zone or breakaway functions. It includes a handset, a ringer, and level control.  This is an off-the-shelf solution that is designed to mount in a standard 8″ x 10″ intercom box like the Hoffman C-P1612.

Alcorn McBride - V-Com VC32K

The V-Com VC32K is an intercom station kit that enables you to create customized intercom consoles with up to 32-zones of ring control.  This kit is designed to mount on a standard DIN rail inside the console and comes with a handset, handset hook, ringer, panel-mount XLR harness, and earpiece volume knob.

Alcorn McBride - V-Page VP12X

The VP12X station is an off-the-shelf 12-zone paging station that’s designed to mount in a standard 8″ x 10″ Hoffman box like the C-P1612.  A single Ethernet cable provides Dante/AES67 network audio, power (PoE), and control between each V-Page station and the equipment room where the DSP is located.  It even supports SFP network modules for application that require a long run back to the equipment room.

Alcorn McBride - V-Page VP16K

The VP16K is a paging station kit that allows you to create customized paging consoles with up to 16-zones of control.  This kit is designed to mount on a standard DIN rail inside the console and comes with a panel-mount 5-pin XLR harness to interface to a microphone.  The included IOBB interface allows the station to connect to up to 16-buttons and indicator LEDs.

Alcorn McBride - V-Page VP32K

The VP32K is a paging station kit that allows you to create customized paging consoles with up to 32-zones of control.  This kit is designed to mount on a standard DIN rail inside the console and comes with a microphone, microphone clip, and panel-mount XLR harness.