Watch as Yamaha Demos Its Dante- and PoE-Enabled Conference Room Speakers at InfoComm

The Yamaha Professional Audio VXL1-16P line-source speaker incorporates the Dante protocol and PoE technologies to make it a turnkey speaker solution.

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Yamaha Professional Audio Line-Source Speaker Immerses Conference Rooms in Sound via Dante and PoE

Expanding its selection of VXL speakers, the new Yamaha Professional Audio VXL1-16P line-source speaker is designed to easily integrate into conference room environments.

Demonstrated as part of the diverse Yamaha InfoComm 2018 show activities in Las Vegas this past June 6-8, the VXL1-16P line-source speaker features built-in Dante digital audio and built-in PoE to make the speaker a turnkey solution for integrators.

Complementing the company’s latest speaker product, Yamaha Professional Audio also introduced the SWR2311P-10G half-rack 10-port 1Gbit enterprise-grade network switch. The company says the SWR2311P-10G eight ports are designed for PoE Dante applications.

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More on the Yamaha InfoComm products from Joe Rimstidt, systems design engineer:

“This is a brand new, PoE Dante-based loudspeaker that we are offering.

“This [the VXL1-16P] is a line-column source with 16 11/2-inch Neodymium-based drivers [and a] built-in Dante interface. So a simple Ethernet cable with both your power and Dante connecting to the units makes for a very flexible and easy installation.”

High-capacity cards round out the Yamaha InfoComm offerings

Yamaha Commercial Audio also introduced a pair of high-capacity cards to extend the interface capabilities of its RIVAGE PM Series.

The cards provide up to 144 channels of integrated sample-rate conversion (SRC) to a range of Dante devices. The cards also support synchronous and non-synchronous configurations.

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Five modes of operation can be employed through the cards:

  • 144 inputs with SRC
  • 144 outputs with SRC
  • 72 inputs/outputs (I/O) with SRC
  • 144 I/Os with synchronous SRC or 144 I/Os with no SRC
  • HY128-MD provides up to 128 channels of MADI with SRC conversion via coax or optical interfacing

The HY144-D-SRC and HY128-MD RIVAGE high-capacity cards will be available later this year with an estimated arrival date in the fall. Learn more here.