January 14, 2013 By CI Staff
Extron has expanded its DMP 128 Series of digital matrix processors with three new models - DMP 128 AT, DMP 128 C AT, DMP 128 C P AT - that incorporate Audinate Dante network connectivity.
The three DMP 128 AT models offer a 56 input by 24 output expansion matrix, providing efficient scalability for creating larger matrixes over a local area network using standard Internet Protocols.
A built-in four-port Gigabit switch provides direct interconnection of multiple DMP 128 AT units. DMP 128 processors offer a configuration approach to DSP that simplifies mixing, routing, conferencing, and room optimization.
“We are pleased to be offering our DMP 128 audio DSPs with Dante digital audio networking capability, which provide a very wide range of possibilities for large-scale audio system designs and future system expansion,” says Casey Hall, vice president of sales and marketing for Extron. “These three models are new additions to our growing family of DMP 128 audio processors which offer several advanced features including AEC.”
“The new Dante-enabled DMP 128 offers flexible, scalable audio matrixing, while providing Extron customers with widespread interoperability with other Dante networked products,” says Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. “This delivers an unparalleled rich audio experience for conferencing and presentation systems.”
DMP 128 AT models provide scalable audio transport over a local area network using standard Internet protocols. Each processor sends out 24 channels of 24-bit/48 kHz digital audio and can receive 56 channels over the network.
Dante technology distributes 512x512 audio channels at 24-bit/48 kHz over a single Gigabit Ethernet link, or 48x48 audio channels at 24-bit/48 kHz over a single 100 Mbps Ethernet link, plus integrated control data with extremely low latency. Both Dante and the DMP 128 AT processor’s four-port switch are AVB (Audio Video Bridging) ready.