Audinate has announced the full availability of its Dante Application Library software development kit, providing all software developers with access to the company’s audio networking technology.
The SDK allows developers to integrate Dante device discovery and subscriptions directly into their software products for conferencing, recording, lecture capture, media playback or other applications for a single setup experience, the company says. The SKD was previously only available to a “select few,” but now any software developer has access Dante.
In a statement, Nick Mariette, senior product manager at Audinate, called Dante the “native language of professional audio.”
According to the company’s announcement, Dante is the protocol of choice in more than 91% of networked audio products currently on the market.
“The success of any audio software application hinges upon customers being able to easily connect to audio devices in the system they are using,” he said. “More and more audio devices connect via Dante’s AV-over-IP. Dante Application Library brings Dante network functionality directly into applications, giving users access to an ecosystem of more than 3,000 Dante-enabled audio products from more than 500 manufacturers.”
According to Audinate, the Dante Application Library helps simplify setup of unified communications applications and allows for easy deployment of software-based digital signage processors and audio utilities, streamlines use of lecture and courtroom capture software, automates connections to DAW applications for recording and processing and makes configuration of media player software bulletproof.
Other features, according to Audinate, include:
- Easy integration of Dante into native Windows and macOS applications.
- 100 percent compatibility with all Dante hardware and software implementations.
- Up to 64×64 channels of bidirectional audio.
- 48 kHz sample rate.
- Minimum network latency of 4 ms.
- Support for multiple instances of Dante Application Library on the same computer.
- DAL connection API and Dante API control interfaces.
- Compatibility with Dante Controller.
- Compatibility with Dante Domain Manager.
“Each application runs its own instance of Dante, allowing multiple applications to send and receive networked audio independently from one another,” said Mariette. “The possibilities for real-time audio processing and capture are endless thanks to Dante Application Library.”