Audinate, Sydney-based developer of the Dante AV-over-IP technology, announced the availability of Dante Ready. Per the company, it is a new licensing program that gives customers the ability to purchase and add channels of Dante audio to supported products in the field. It thus allows makers to lower costs at the time of manufacture. Moreover, it gives their customers the ability to purchase only the necessary channels for an application.
Dante Ready will initially be available for devices using the Dante Embedded Platform. This is a software implementation of Dante audio designed for Linux-based audio appliances. Here, Dante Ready lets customers activate Dante as software online while devices are in the field. Customers then purchase only those channels of Dante audio they require, from 2×2 to 64×64. Once activated, the product license never expires. It can also expand as needed through later purchases. All purchases route through Audinate’s secure payment system.
“Dante Ready is a win for both manufacturers and audio professionals,” says Laurence Crew, Audinate senior product manager. “…They don’t need to make that decision in an up-front purchase, but may enable channels on demand.”
The Dante platform is a complete AV-over-IP solution that transports audio, video and control data over standard 1GB ethernet networks. More than 3,300 Dante-enabled products from more than 500 manufacturers support the platform, reveals Audinate. Dante thus replaces point-to-point analog and digital connections with software-based routing. It also effortlessly sends AV channels anywhere on the network with perfect digital fidelity.
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