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  • March 30, 2014

Connecting with Audinate: March 2014

Letter from Lee Ellison CEO

What a difference a year makes! Having just returned from several industry trade shows, it was incredibly gratifying to see Dante so prevalent in new OEM products. Dante has become the dominant solution for audio networking. Audinate was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies ranked by Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific 2013.

Our growth translates to more choices for you.  Dante delivers the dream of interoperability, with a commercially supported solution. During the first 90 days of this year, we had so many great partner announcements of Dante enabled products, giving you endless choices, and there are a hundreds under development soon to be released. 

During the past 90 days, there have been major OEM partner product announcements: Yamaha’s new QL series consoles, Harman’s new Soundcraft Vi3000, Biamp’s Tesira Dante card,  Behringer’s X-32 Dante card, Powersoft’s X-series amplifiers, QSC’s Dante networking card, Aviom’s D800-Dante A-Net Distributor, Focusrite’s Rednet-7, Bose’s new Dante Products, IED’s new voice evacuation system, Klang Technology 3-D personal monitoring, Audinate participated in the AV Networking World seminar during Integrated Systems Europe conference.  This event was well attended by the leading AV installation consultants and system designers in Europe. AVNW was co-sponsored with Allen & Heath, Attero Tech, Bosch, Bose, Harman BSS Audio, Focusrite RedNet, Nexo, Open Access, Peavey Commercial Audio, Shure, Harman Soundcraft, Stewart Audio, Symetrix, TC Group, 2N Telecommunications and Yamaha Commercial Audio.  A similar event will be held at InfoComm 2014 on June 17th.

At Audinate, we believe that networking is cool, and we make it easy.

In The News

Audinate is a Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Winner 

Following the recent announcement of being honored as one of the fastest growing companies in Australia, Audinate has also been recognized by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing technology companies ranked by Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific 2013.

“Because Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific measures sustained revenue growth over three years, being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Asia Pacific is an impressive achievement,” said Ichiro Nakayama, partner in charge of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific program. “Audinate deserves a lot of credit for its remarkable growth. Attracting enough customers to attain such fast growth over three years makes a strong statement about the quality of a company’s product and its leadership.”

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Audinate Doubles Dante™ Ultimo™ Channel Capacity

Audinate announced it is adding a new product to its Ultimo family of products. The new Ultimo (ULT-01-004) supports 4×4 channels of uncompressed audio, double the capacity of the Ultimo (ULT-01-002) introduced at the beginning of 2013.

 “The new Ultimo chip option, together with the enhanced set of features, opens up a new range of products for our OEMs who wish to have cost effective networked audio-over-IP products using Dante”, said Gary Southwell, Audinate’s Vice President of Product Management. “It provides our customers a system on a chip that simplifies design of a whole new category of products.

Audinate Announces Support for AES67 Standard

Audinate announced that it plans to incorporate AES67 transport in its Dante™ media networking solution. The new AES67 standard provides interoperability recommendations for professional quality audio networking in the areas of synchronization, media clock identification, network transport, encoding and streaming and session description. The AES67 standard was published by the Audio Engineering Society in September 2013.

“Solid Stale Logic fully support Audinate’s plan to provide an AES67 option for Dante devices.” states Niall Feldman, SSL Director of New Products. “Interoperability was a primary decision in SSL adopting Dante for Network I/O products and we are pleased the addition of AES67 will add further devices to the 100’s of compatible products already available.”

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Crestron Licensing Audinate Dante™ Media Networking Solution

Crestron announced that it has licensed Audinate’s Dante™ media networking solution. The Dante solution is the market leader for digital media networking. The association between Crestron and Audinate enables Crestron to integrate Dante into any of its products.

“We have selected Dante because it has become the most widely adopted media networking technology,” states John Pavlik, Crestron Director of Architecture & Design. “Dante is a proven networking technology that already has an ecosystem of hundreds of OEM products in the market, with tens of thousands of installations worldwide.

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Audinate and ESI Enter Into a Licensing Agreement

Audinate has entered into a licensing agreement with ESI, one of the leading vendors of professional and semi-professional audio equipment worldwide. ESI has been making professional audio products for over a decade. Their ESI branded and various OEM products are well known and used daily by hundreds of thousands of customers all over the world.

“We believe that Dante is the solution to provide affordable and competitive networking products for use in any studio environment, without compromising on quality.” Says Managing Director Claus Riethmüller. Riethmüller adds “Dante provides stability and perfect ultra-low latency performance, exactly what our customers are asking for.”

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Update Your Dante Software

Dante Controller 3.5 with New Advanced Capabilities

Audinate recently announced Dante Controller version 3.5, an updated release of their free networking management configuration and monitoring application. Several powerful new features have been added such as, providing advanced real-time network monitoring functionality, including multicast bandwidth usage, clock health monitoring and latency management statistical information. These enhancements enable you to quickly identify and fix potential issues on the network, while preserving Dante Controller’s hallmark ease-of-use characteristics.

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View Dante Controller 3.5 videos: Latency Monitoring  | Clock Status | Presets | Connection to Secondary Network 


Audinate’s Dante was the recent recipient of two Readers Choice Awards which are handed out each year by Live Sound International and Prosoundweb.com. The first award was in the Networking Technologies Products category for Dante Ultimo 2×2.

And for the second year in a row, Dante Virtual Soundcard won in the Live Recording Software Products. 

We would like to thank everyone who voted for these two excellent Dante products.

Webinar- Dante Makes It Possible. Symetrix Makes It Easy

Tuesday April 15

Presented by Symetrix Senior Technical Sales Engineer Ryan Curtright and Audinate’s Manager of Global Support Services Landon Gentry, this 45 minute webinar we will discuss the unique advantages of Dante, how it’s being implemented in the field with SymNet DSP, and introduce key features and benefits of the latest version of SymNet Composer 2.0 open architecture software.

CTS Certification RUs

Did you know that Audinate offers two on-line courses?

The first is Introduction to IP Networking for AV Systems which is good for 3.0 CTS RU credits in CTS Domain A plus 3.0 CTS-D RU credits in CTS-D Domain B. The second is The Principles of Digital Audio which is good for 3.0 CTS RUs in CTS Domain A

To find out more about these very popular courses click here.

Dante enabled Products

Over the last six months, many of our licensees have been launching new and dynamic Dante products. Here are a few new products. For a complete listing of the most up to date Dante products click here.

Biamp DAN-1 digital server networking card – The DAN-1 allows for up to 64 x 64 channels of digital audio into and out of a Tesira system

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Aviom D800-Dante A-Net Distributor – The D800-Dante A-Net Distributor includes all of the advanced features of the D800 plus connectivity to a Dante™ digital audio network.

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QSC CDN64 Dante Bridge Card – The CDN64 provides a bridge for 32×32 channels at 48 kHz (16×16 channels at 96 kHz) from any Dante edge network, directly into a QSC Q-Sys Core

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Bose Dante Networking Cards – Each user-installable Dante option card provides 48 kHz/24-bit digital audio network connectivity over standard IP networks for connecting with Bose and other manufacturers’ Dante-enabled products.

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Focusrite Rednet PCIe Card – The Focusrite RedNet PCIe card delivers up to 128 channels I/O between the Dante network and Mac or Windows computers at near-zero latency.

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Behringer X-Dante Card- The X-Dante Card is a High-Performance 32-Channel Audinate Dante Expansion Card for X32

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AV Networking World 2014 Amsterdam

On Tuesday February 3 the largest and most successful AV Networking World took place in Amsterdam. The seminar was sponsored by Allen & Heath, Attero Tech, Audinate, Bosch, Bose, BSS Audio, Focusrite, Harman, Lab.Gruppen Lake, Nexo, Open Access, Peavey Commercial Audio, Shure, Soundcraft, Stewart Audio, Symetrix, TC Group, 2N Telecommunications and Yamaha Commercial Audio, with media sponsors inAVate and rAVe Publications.  The all-day event covered such topics as, Conferencing systems in the corporate boardroom, AV Systems for small to mid-sized installations, Rail and transport AV public address systems as well as Deploying Large Scale Systems just to name a few. 

In tandem with the seminar was also the largest interoperability demo networking close to 50 different Dante partners’ products in one room. The PA for the seminar was also a complete Dante network and not a single XLR was used.

Showcasing Dante

Dante and Harman BSS wins, places, and shows at Royal Randwick

The Australian Turf Club’s Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney is considered one of the finest horse racing tracks in the world. Randwick spans more than 200 acres, including a six-level grandstand and 15 unique indoor and outdoor spaces used for horse racing and non-race day events, from conferences and exhibitions to premier music and entertainment shows.

Read how Sydney based PA People, Harman’s BSS Blu and Dante upgraded this classic racecourse to one of the most modern PA systems installed in Australia. 

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