Audinate adds video to Dante with the all-new Dante AV module
Audinate has just introduced Dante AV, an integrated AV-over-IP solution for manufacturers. It brings discovery, ease-of-use and integrated control while enabling complete interoperability with more than 1600 Dante-enabled audio products already on the market.
Solving problems of networked video and audio synchronisation, Dante AV uses a single network clock for sub-microsecond accuracy. AV signals are independently routable in an easy-to-use interface with the Dante Controller software. Manufacturers can also take advantage of Dante API to customise their management user interface. Dante AV solves time alignment issues and eliminates the need for audio deembedders in applications such as sports bars, live events and multi-zoned AV systems for perfect lip sync everywhere.
The Dante AV module supports one video channel and eight bi-directional channels of uncompressed Dante audio. Including Dante Control, transport and synchronisation, the architecture is completely codec-agnostic, so manufacturers can use the codec of their choice and still get the benefits of the Dante.
Available now with the Dante AV Product Design Suite, it provides a complete AV-over-IP endpoint product design for manufacturers that want to get a product on the market as quickly as possible. The Product Design Suite incorporates the Dante AV Module and includes a comprehensive set of hardware documents and software to create complete, fully interoperable AV products quickly and reliably. The Dante AV Product Design Suite includes a JPEG2000 codec supporting 4K/60 4:4:4 video for visually lossless results with low latency over a 1Gbps network. Dante AV Product Design Suite also implements high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across connections. The Dante AV Product Suite can be easily customised to suit an OEM’s specific requirements and provide competitive differentiation.
Audinate chief executive Lee Ellison says customers are focusing more on the visual aspect of the program and Dante AV can provide that.
“The Dante AV module and the Dante AV Product Design Suite will enable manufacturers to quickly get integrated audio and video products to market, with all of the benefits Dante has to offer. With Dante AV, we’re taking everything we’ve learned from years in networked audio to the video world, and delivering on our vision of a truly integrated, easy to use and interoperable AV experience.”
The Dante AV Module will be showcased at Integrated Systems Europe 2019 in Amsterdam and will be commercially available to manufacturers in mid-2019.