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Audinate Dante AV Hits at ISE 2019, Adds intoPIX JPEG 2000 Technology

The new AV-over-IP module, Audinate’s Dante AV, makes its debut at ISE 2019 while announcing intoPIX JPEG 2000 technology.

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Audinate Dante AV Hits at ISE 2019, Adds intoPIX JPEG 2000 Technology

The AV-over-IP conversations got more interesting ahead of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2019) where Audinate Dante AV module debuted and announced that intoPIX JPEG2000 technology is part of the Dante AV Product Design Suite.

Many manufacturers are taking advantage of the opportunity to check out Dante AV for the first time at Audinate’s ISE 2019 stand, 7-C230. Audinate calls Dante AV a first-of-its-kind integrated audio and video-over-IP solution and a complete integrated audio and video networking solution, offering benefits such as:

  • Discovery
  • Ease-of-use
  • Integrated control

Meanwhile, Dante AV enables interoperability with more than 1,600 Dante-enabled audio products already on the market.

More about Audinate Dante AV (via press release):

Dante AV solves problems of networked video and audio synchronization, utilizing a single network clock for sub-microsecond accuracy. With Dante AV, audio and video signals are independently routable in a single, easy-to-use interface using the Dante Controller software. Manufacturers can also take advantage of Dante API to customize their management user interface.  Dante AV solves time alignment issues and eliminates the need for audio de-embedders 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 8 bi-directional channels of uncompressed Dante audio. The Dante AV Module is ideal for manufacturers creating 1G video-over-IP products and includes Dante control, transport and synchronization. The architecture is completely codec-agnostic, so manufacturers can use the codec of their choice and still get the benefits of Dante.

The Dante AV Module is available with the Dante AV Product Design Suite, providing a complete AV-over-IP endpoint product design for manufacturers that wish to quickly get a product to market. 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 HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) to prevent copying of digital audio & video content as it travels across connections. The Dante AV Product Suite can be easily customized to suit an OEM’s specific requirements and provide competitive differentiation.

“Customers want us to bring the “V to AV,” says Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate.

“With Dante AV, we are excited to make that a reality. 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.”

Dante AV, Now with intoPIX JPEG 2000

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While Audinate announced Dante AV just prior to ISE 2019, the intoPIX JPEG 2000 news breaks during the trade show.

intoPIX (ISE 2019 stand, stand 10 N-199) is a leading provider of image processing technologies for professional media applications and intoPIX’s ProAV optimized ultra-low-latency JPEG 2000 technology will be offered within the Dante AV Design Suite for use with the Dante AV Module.

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The incorporation of intoPIX’s unique technology plays a crucial role in the system to deliver a visually lossless 4K60 4:4:4 HDR video experience within a standard 1 Gigabit Ethernet network with no latency, according to an Audinate press release.

“Unlike normal JPEG 2000 solutions, our codec reduces latency down to 10 milliseconds and is more suitable for Pro-AV content – two features crucial to the industry,” says Gael Rouvroy, intoPIX CEO and director of technology.

Audinate says intoPIX’s JPEG 2000 enables Dante AV to:
  • Create 4K multi-screen environments, allowing audio to be routed wherever desired
  • Celiver perfect lip-sync during live presentations with video thanks to ultra-low latency
  • Easily deploy and manage video walls at lower cost thanks to the utilization of Cat 5e Cables and switchers
  • Cimplify installation and use of conference rooms that combine video and audio media

“Although the Dante AV Module is designed to be codec agnostic, we felt it was in the best interest of our OEM customers to have the codec already integrated as part of  the Dante AV Product Design Suite,” says Lee Ellison, CEO, Audinate.

“This development by Audinate to incorporate the intoPIX JPEG 2000 into the Dante Product Design Suite will enable OEMs to quickly deliver a complete Dante AV solution accelerating their time to market.”