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IT managers increasingly expect AV systems to be integrated with enterprise data networks, but they may not be familiar with the specific requirements of audio-over-IP systems and common AV practices. Conversely, AV professionals may not know the concerns of IT managers or know how best to achieve their goals. This whitepaper helps both sides understand each other's needs when utilizing AoIP.
Audio professionals need to know what's happening in the industry in order to serve their clients and attract new ones.
This 2016 independent survey from RH Consulting draws on audio professionals around the globe. It answers the questions - HOw fast is audio networking growing? Which audio networking protocols are being used, and why? The trends are clear for those wondering about the future of AVB, Cobranet, Dante, EtherSound and RAVENNA.
Dante Digital Audio Networking vs. Analog: A Real World Comparison of Cost and Complexity in Three Common Installations
Performance, versatility AND affordability?
Integrators, consultants and their customers looking for an audio system that offered a simple design that was easy to install, yet delivered high performance, versatility and a reasonable price used to be out of luck. Then Audinate launched its Dante audio networking solution and their luck changed.
While there is much debate about different standards and protocols within audio networking, the reality is that it takes much more than just standards to create a truly usable, interoperable audio networking solution. This new whitepaper examines the three critical pillars of audio networking that sit on top of this foundation.
A "must read" from RH Consulting
A detailed examination of audio networking today, revealing growth rates and market forces that are rapidly leading to an industry-wide convergence.
In 2015, audio and AV consultancy RH Consulting carried out a survey on the use of audio networking and this was done in conjunction with four magazines - Systems Contractor News, Installation International, Pro Sound Asia and Pro Sound Middle East. The purpose of the survey was to try and find out how much audio networking is going on and what choices people are making.
Audinate is in the process of validating Dante software on Sierra.
The latest version of Dante Controller (v184.108.40.206 for macOS) has passed validation and is fully supported on macOS Sierra.
The latest version of Dante Virtual Soundcard (v220.127.116.11 for macOS) has passed validation and is fully supported on macOS Sierra.
The latest version of Dante Via (v18.104.22.168 for macOS) has passed validation and is fully supported on macOS Sierra.
The current GA Dante PCIe card drivers for Focusrite and Yamaha cards for macOS are not currently supported on Sierra. Updated driver versions will be published individually by the manufacturers as soon as they become available.
The latest Audinate PCIe-R card driver for macOS does however support 10.12 Sierra. Note that you cannot use this driver for Focusrite or Yamaha cards.
Although power management should be negotiated automatically in switches that support EEE, it is a relatively new technology, and some switches do not perform the negotiation properly. This may cause EEE to be enabled in Dante networks when it is not appropriate, resulting in poor synchronisation performance and occasional dropouts.
As of July 2013, the Dante-MY16-AUD product box includes updated documentation. The Dante-MY16-AUD card itself is unchanged. As part of this update, we have changed the way you redeem the Dante Virtual Soundcard License bundled with your Dante-MY16-AUD purchase.
If your product box contains a 'Download Your Software' card (like the one shown below) with a DVS token label on it, you can redeem the DVS token for a Dante Virtual Soundcard license ID here: Redeem DVS Token
As of this date, we no longer record or track the serial numbers of the Dante-MY16-AUD cards. If the card above was missing from your product box, or if you have misplaced the card, we do not track which DVS Tokens were included in each Dante-MY16-AUD product box. Yamaha provides exclusive distribution and support for the Dante-MY16-AUD card. Support information can be accessed by contacting your authorized Yamaha Pro Audio Dealer.
If your product box contains a DVD like the one shown below (and no 'Download Your Software' card), you will need to contact support (see below).
To proceed, you will need to know your Dante-MY16-AUD card serial number. You can find your Dante-MY16-AUD serial number:
You can submit your serial number using the form at the bottom of the Dante Software Support page (be sure to select 'Licensing & Registration' as the Case Reason).
Yes, the latest versions of Dante Controller and Dante Virtual Soundcard operate on Macs running OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
Dante Controller requires Java on OS X. Java is installed automatically with OS X 10.7 and 10.8, but not with OS X 10.9 or 10.10.
If Java is not present when Dante Controller is first started, your machine should automatically install Java. If for some reason this does not occur automatically, please visit www.audinate.com/dc-macosx-java.
Go to the Dante Controller page for a link to the latest version.
Yes, the latest versions of Dante Virtual Soundcard and Dante Controller operate on Macs running OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
Go to the Dante Virtual Soundcard page for a link to the latest version.
Audinate has completed the process of validating Dante software on OS X 10.11. The following Dante software applications are compatible with OS X 10.11:
Yes, Dante Controller has been fully validated on Windows 10.
Yes, Dante Virtual Soundcard has been fully validated on Windows 10.