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Deloitte Recognizes Audinate as One of the Fastest Growing Companies

Ultimo Australia-NSW-For the second year in a row, Audinate has been recognized by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the prestigious 2014 Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500 with 186% growth. Audinate was also recognized in the Technology Fast 50 for Australia.

Audinate develops the industry-leading Dante™ digital media networking solution enabling the delivery of high quality, low-latency audio over traditional IT networks. Dante has been adopted as the industry standard in pro audio, live sound, recorded music, conferencing, houses of worship, broadcast and communications.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific program recognizes technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of annual revenue growth in the Asia Pacific region during the past three years. It includes those companies based in Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau SAR, Malaysia, Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

“Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ is commendable in today’s highly competitive technology industry,” said Ichiro Nakayama, Deloitte Japan partner in charge of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific program. “We congratulate Audinate on being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the region.”

“We’re delighted to be recognized for the second year in a row by Deloitte for our continued success in the AV industry,” comments David Myers, COO of Audinate. Myers adds, “Not only have we grown our customer base by over 60% in the past year, we have also increased our portfolio with new products such as Dante Ultimo, Dante Via and Dante HC, which has opened up new markets for us.”

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About Audinate

www.audinate.com

Audinate Winner of the Delliotte Asia Pacific Fast 500


Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to enable our customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate’s Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading OEM manufacturers and has become the standard and dominant networking technology in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

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University of Sydney Launches “X-Lab” with Dante Media Networking

PORTLAND, OR – November 20, 2014 – The University of Sydney in Australia recently unveiled the X-Lab, a 40×20 meter space that houses up to eight classes using advanced live lecture streaming. Using a multipoint distribution strategy based on a Dante network from Audinate, the IP-based architecture efficiently streams lecture audio to ensure as many as 240 students receive a targeted, immersive, engaging and uninterrupted educational experience.

Similar instructional laboratories previously relied on streaming live lectures to radio headsets, which created usability and safety concerns. The University of Sydney instead chose to use Dante to stream audio to hyper-directional loudspeakers positioned above each student. The Dante network delivers ultra-low latency streams over a standard network infrastructure, maintaining signal integrity and quality across the architecture to guarantee exceptional speech intelligibility at all loudspeakers.

“It was essential to digitize audio as quickly as possible from the source – and keep it digitized all the way to the output, which is the amplifier rack driving the loudspeakers,” said Paul Menon, technical manager, audio visual services, information and communication technology at the University of Sydney. “Dante is providing the scalability and modularity we require to achieve these goals, while playing a major role in the noise immunity across the various student benches.”

The university partnered with Sydney-based systems integration firm Fredon Technology to build out the entire AV system, which also includes key video encoding and streaming systems at each workstation. Both parties agreed that the X-Lab’s success was critically dependent on choosing the right audio technologies, given the complex challenges of managing audio for eight classes in the same lab. For the networking solution, they wanted to move beyond CobraNet, used elsewhere on campus, to a Layer 3 technology like Dante that can seamlessly integrate a variety of products and support future scalability.

“A Layer 2 protocol with networking limitations was not going to work in the X-Lab for a number of reasons, including channel count, latency and future-proofing,” said Nick Orsatti, general manager, Fredon Technology. “We very quickly decided that a Dante network was the right option, especially with the wide variety of Dante-enabled products available.”

A Symetrix Radius AEC was specified for digital signal processing, given its higher channel count capacity and built-in support for local echo cancellation of incoming Dante channels. The Symetrix architecture includes a Radius at eight instructional locations, each feeding to a Radius EDGE that routes Dante audio to a central amplifier rack. The audio is then distributed to 45 loudspeaker zones, reproducing high-quality lecture audio at each student workstation.

The Dante network extends to instructional communications, where Shure Microflex Wireless microphones establish flexible two-way audio paths between an instructor and an assistant, or between instructors and students.

Orsatti notes that the Dante network implementation simplified the overall integration process, reducing costs and eliminating the complexity of running wire and cable throughout the lab. Having worked with the university on many previous projects, the process of integrating Dante for the X-Lab was simple and straightforward.

“Dante enabled the University of Sydney to deliver a unified system that took advantage of the existing network, with an uncomplicated integration based on standard IT principles,” said Orsatti.

“Dante is a Layer 3 system leveraging the existing network infrastructure, which saves on audio-specific cabling,” added Menon. “The installation of the Dante X-Lab network was fast, cost-effective, and more importantly, delivered a very flexible solution. It is a dynamically switchable architecture with highly directional sound immersion, and the user experience blows people away.”

Videos of the X-Lab installation can be seen at the following links:

http://sydney.edu.au /ict/videos/x-lab-student.mp4
http://sydney.edu.au/ict/videos/x-lab-demonstrator.mp4

Case study for this unique Dante application can be viewed at the link below:
http://bit.ly/sydney-xlab

About Audinate

Lab Tables at Sydney University X-Lab

Lab Tables at Sydney University X-Lab


Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to enable customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate’s Dante™ media networking technology has been adopted by the leading OEM manufacturers and has become the standard and dominant networking technology in the professional AV industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

Audinate® and Bose® Professional to Sponsor Dante™ AV Networking Roadshow Events at InfoComm MEA in Dubai

AV Networking Roadshow

AV Networking Roadshow

Portland, OR-Framingham, MA-September 25, 2014 – To kick off what will become a series held in multiple global locations, Audinate and Bose® Professional will launch their AV Networking Roadshow – focusing on Dante™ technology – at InfoComm MEA in Dubai, UAE. The sessions, titled “Introduction to AV Networking,” are one-day sessions, being offered two days consecutively: October 15 and 16, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. The events are sponsored by Bose Professional and Audinate, with support from Atterotech®, Digital Audio Labs and Yamaha®.

Dante, created by Audinate, is the leading audio-over-IP networking solution. It offers virtually perfect synchronization, ultra-low deterministic latency and plug-and-play configuration management. Dante’s real-time streaming is suitable for live broadcast, commercial installation, live sound, public address, intercoms and transportation communications deployments.

Intended for AV and IT professionals who have a novice or intermediate understanding of AV networking, these sessions expose attendees to the current state of audio networking and control for AV systems, emerging technologies and trends in AV networking. The instructor-led training uses a variety of components from Bose and other participating manufacturers, and provides an opportunity to learn audio networking theory, design and implementation through interactive, hands-on sessions using Dante audio networking technology. Presenters include Kieran Walsh, Senior Technical Solutions Manager, Audinate; and Biju Abdul Majeed, Design Engineer, Bose Corporation. The sessions are eligible for RU credits.

Attention will be paid to the following topics:
• Connecting devices and routing audio over a Dante™ network
• Network switch configuration for various applications
• Working with IT managers to define network requirements
• Basic network troubleshooting

These are all-day sessions, with lunch provided. Each day’s session is limited to 50 attendees, and you can enroll as part of your registration with the InfoComm Dubai show. Register for the course “Introduction to AV Networking.”

Darryl Bryans, Product Line Manager, DSP, Bose Professional, stated, “The AV Networking Roadshow is a great way to quickly come up to speed on the latest information regarding audio networking and to get some hands-on experience using Dante audio networking technology and a variety of products. We’re pleased to be working together with Audinate and the other participating manufacturers to offer these sessions in Dubai and beyond. By the end of the day, participants should be able to confidently implement and install a Dante enabled system.”

“As the market leader in media networking, Audinate believes that one of the ways people can fully appreciate just how easy Dante is to install, integrate and use is to support our OEM partners in educating their customers.” says Ervin Grinberg, Director of Marketing, Audinate. Grinberg also adds, “Dante is the most requested networking technology, and we are pleased to showcase the benefits regionally to present this hands-on comprehensive, well thought-out program.”.”

Future AV Networking Roadshow events are being scheduled for New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Germany, Japan and the U.K.

Click here for more information and to register for the event in Dubai

About Bose Corporation
Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Today, the company is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term research with one fundamental goal: to develop new technologies with real customer benefits. Bose® innovations have spanned decades and industries, creating and transforming categories in audio and beyond. Bose products for the home, in the car, on the go and in public spaces have become iconic. From the company’s home entertainment systems and Wave® music systems, to noise cancelling and audio headphones, digital music systems, Bluetooth® speakers and professional solutions, Bose has changed the way people listen to music.

Bose Corporation is privately held. The company’s spirit of invention, passion for excellence, and commitment to extraordinary customer experiences can be found around the world — everywhere Bose does business.

The Bluetooth® word mark is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such mark by Bose Corporation is under license.

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to enable our customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate’s Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading OEM manufacturers and has become the standard and dominant networking technology in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.
“Yamaha” is a registered trademark of Yamaha Corporation.
“Atterotech” is a registered trademark of Attero Tech, LLC

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Bose Contact:
Bose Professional Systems Division
508-614-6441
Bose_Professional_Systems@bose.com
pro.bose.com

Audinate Contact:
Ervin Grinberg
+1 503.224.2998 X202
ervin.grinberg@audinate.com
www.audinate.com

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Inter-M and Audinate’s Dante Power Pope Francis’s Visit to Korea

Portland, OR-September 25

in Gwanghwamun Square

in Gwanghwamun Square

, 2014- An estimated crowd of 800,000 people gathered in the South Korean city of Daejeon to attend the Mass by Pope Francis during Asian Youth Day. The massive crowd of young adults gathered to witness the head of the Catholic Church beatify 124 Korean martyrs during the two-hour ceremony conducted in August. Inter-M, a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications, and information technology products headquartered in Korea, was chosen as the official supplier of the PA system.

The live event was broadcasted to the massive crowd of people in Gwanghwamun Square and lining the streets. A backbone for the transmission of the PA system used 20 of Inter-M’s new DAC-288 transmitter/receivers. The DAC-288 incorporates Audinate’s market leading Dante digital audio over IP networking solution. The 12 square kilometer venue in Gwanghwamun facing Seoul’s City Hall Square had two main speaker towers and 16 delay towers. Single mode fiber cables in a star configuration connected all 18 towers. Audio to the towers was transmitted using 20 pairs of Inter-M’s FTA/FRA- audio over fiber transmitters and receivers.

“Dante transported the audio from the FOH mixing console to all other audio devices, distributed over the large area outdoor venue at Gwanghwamun Square” said John Vellone, Director of Sales, Inter-M America. “Not only did this simplify the installation while reducing massive cabling costs, Dante also eliminated the noise problem over long cable runs with its tightly synchronized sample accurate digital media transmission.”

The main PA system featured Inter-M’s new TL Series 12 inch line array speakers, which were used in a live venue for the first time during this historic event. The new TL-22 dual 12-inch line array speakers are entirely manufactured in Inter-M’s Korea speaker factory. To power the 180 speaker cabinets throughout the 12KM venue, 120 pieces of V2-5000 power amplifiers were employed. Each V2-5000 delivers 5000 watts of power. 45 DPA-600D and 90 DPA-1200S were used. In all 762,000 watts of audio power were dispersed to the faithful crowd, making this a POPESTAR event!”

Inter-M supported the installation with 20 employees from their SR-team, speaker R&D team and engineering team to prepare, install, test, calibrate and operate the system at Gwanghwamun Square.

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to enable our customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate’s Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading OEM manufacturers and has become the standard and dominant networking technology in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.
Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

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Microsoft Production Studios rolls out Audinate’s Dante™ Audio over IP Network

PORTLAND, OREGON, September 9, 2014 – As the largest full-service HD and 4K production facility in the Pacific Northwest, every day is unique for Microsoft Production Studios. With three sound stages, three audio rooms and numerous editing suites among its 65,000 square feet located on the Microsoft headquarters campus, the impressive facility is well-equipped to accommodate multiple in-house projects while providing rental space to outside productions. Thousands of productions and events are created in the studios each year.

As with any advanced video operation, audio is an integral part of the overall workflow at Microsoft Production Studios. In mid-2013, Microsoft Production Studios engineering team began to investigate how an audio over IP networking solution could transform the possibilities in their production operations. After consulting with Audinate’s team in Portland, Oregon, the MPS team recognized they could deliver multi-channel across their existing Cisco network switch fabric, while providing greater flexibility with the Dante networking solution.

“The transition to a Dante audio over IP environment just keeps generating steam, and I don’t see any end in sight,” said John L. Ball, systems engineer, Microsoft Production Studios. “It’s turned into a situation where it’s about who can think of the next cool idea on how Dante can transform and simplify our production while maintaining tight synchronization, and ultra-low latency to reduce the time and complexity for setting up the gear and sessions. We’re working toward a total networked environment for audio, communications and eventually video. Dante is core to making this easy by making every step a significant timesaver in setup, integration and network programming.”

Dante was initially installed to support in-store audio experience at Microsoft retail stores. Ball uses the software based Dante Virtual Soundcard to stream audio to a Symetrix Edge router, enabling playout of unique audio channels from PCs across multiple retail zones.

Microsoft Production Studios then upgraded its RTS ADAM intercom systems, which are integrated with Dante. This has vastly simplified the ease of use of the intercom communications across the greater Microsoft campus, ensuring production teams can reliably move audio between the studio and any remote location. Microsoft expanded the system with a multi-vendor interoperable Dante solution including RTS Intercom, Shure ULX-D microphones and Yamaha CL5 mixing consoles. The system was then extended by integrating Focusrite RedNet 6 MADI bridge units to an existing Grass Valley Miranda audio/video router.

The newest network expansions to incorporate Skype feeds and support multi-lingual feeds are perhaps even more impressive. Ball recently purchased Dante-enabled Studio Technologies Model 215 Announcer’s Consoles to control and distribute live programs in multiple languages simultaneously. His first project with the Model 215 units supported an Xbox Live broadcast from a gaming event in Germany, monitoring feeds over the Dante network and streaming the program in English, German, Italian, French and two Spanish dialects. “The cool thing about this application was using the actual video edit rooms as voiceover rooms,” said Ball. “We just connected the Studio Technologies gear and the Shure microphones right to the Dante network in each edit room. We used to have to run analog cables and connections all over the floor between multiple rooms to support this kind of event before. But now, using Dante for this configuration, it takes less than 30 minutes and a network connection to be off and running. We save at least a day and a half of work in setup time alone.”

The MPS team continues to discover new creative use cases to take advantage of Dante’s integration into PCs. With the Dante Virtual Soundcard, they broadcast on-air interviews via Microsoft’s product called SkypeTX: Microsoft Production Studio’s network two-way communications with Skype users, and translate those feeds into the broadcast and production world. By replacing analog audio I/O systems with Dante Virtual Soundcards, this has reduced infrastructure and complexity for both live and taped productions across broadcast and corporate applications.

“The original SkypeTX box required two cables in and out to bring it into the intercom environment, and then we had to transport it to audio control and convert it to digital just to get the broadcast signal out,” said Ball. “To enable talk-back, we’d have to convert it back to analog and basically reverse the entire workflow. With Dante, I can connect the audio and intercom in all IP digital, with no analog degradation. We simply capture the audio from SkypeTX, put that on the Dante network and feed our audio rooms for broadcast and production purposes. Dante is enabling a more modern means of communication with exceptional ease of use.”

Dante continues to be an integral part of Microsoft Production Studio’s future. Ball is now in the design phase of complete Dante network upgrades for all audio control rooms in the facility. Moving forward, Ball ultimately expects to upgrade their network infrastructure to a 10Gig pipe to enable the existing virtual LANs, or VLANs, to essentially to extend the Dante network and its production capabilities far beyond Microsoft’s Redmond campus.

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to enable our customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate’s Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading OEM manufacturers and has become the standard and dominant networking technology in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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AV Networking World Connects with Attendees

New attendance record for Las Vegas conference

Nearly 250 consultants, , sound engineers and IT managers from all over the world came together in Las Vegas on June 17th, 2014 for the AV Networking World Conference to learn about Dante™, the market leading audio networking solution. This year’s event was sponsored by Atlas Sound, Attero Tech, Audinate, BSS Audio by Harman, Bosch, Bose Professional Systems, Focusrite Rednet, Innovative Electronic Designs, TC Group, Lectrosonics, Peavey Commercial Audio, Powersoft, Presonus, Shure, Stewart Audio, Studio Technologies and Yamaha Commercial Audio.

“Attending AVNW from a broadcasting and live sound perspective, it was amazing to see the different ways companies and people are using Dante” remarked John Ball, Systems Engineer from Microsoft Product Studios. “For us at Microsoft Production Studios (MPS), the IP platform is giving us new ways to transport audio and backend communications like never before. Seeing equipment manufacturers embracing the Dante technology at a breakneck pace is giving MPS a new arsenal of tools for creative ways of handling productions – faster, cheaper and better.”

“AV Networking World was confidence-inspiring for a small HOW integrator like myself to hear about how Dante is being used successfully in very large scale projects, with mission-critical requirements placed on the delivery of audio”, said Bryan Cole, founder of Axia Concepts. “I’m benefiting from some of the same economies of scale in the smaller projects that I am involved in, which demonstrates that Dante is cost effective at both ends of the spectrum, and scales well both directions.”

“Audinate brought Dante to the market with features and capabilities that we are only beginning to fully appreciate and see where they can be applied. I am in a unique position where I serve multiple market segments, from AV to Multi-media, to broadcast”, remarked Tim Bailey, Project Manager for Communications Engineering, Inc. “The possibilities for the applications of Dante to my company are virtually limitless.”

One new and extremely popular component of this year’s seminar was the Dante Installation Workshop, in which three teams from the audience were tasked to design and put together a working Dante network using at least 5 different Dante enabled products. In just 2-3 minutes the teams were able to quickly install and configure a Dante system and transmit audio.

One of the attendees Tanner Upthegrove, Media Engineer for Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, commented, “I thought it was a great event. It was interesting to learn how Dante is being used – not only for large systems, but small scale installations as well.”

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to enable our customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate’s Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading OEM manufacturers and has become the market leader for networking technology in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

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Audinate Announces Dante Via ™

Las Vegas, NV – June 18, 2014- Audinate’s tradition of creating innovative and cutting edge solutions continues, with the announcement of its exciting new software application, Dante Via™ at InfoComm 2014.

Dante Via transforms Macs and PCs into networked I/O devices. With Dante Via, you can now build a complete, standalone audio system of networked PCs without the need for any dedicated Dante-enabled hardware to be present on the network. Any computer instantly becomes a networked audio I/O device.

Dante Via expands AV horizons, freeing one from the limiting constraints of short reach point-to-point analog and USB cables. Dante Via allows you to create a flexible audio bridge for your computer to connect with legacy USB, FireWire and Thunderbolt audio interfaces and transform them into networked devices. Without the need for additional hardware, Dante Via transmits and receives professional quality audio via your Ethernet port to and from such endpoints, opening up endless new possibilities.

“Audinate’s mission is to revolutionize the way AV systems are connected to allow people to thrive in a networked world”, stated Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. ”Dante Via is another example of Audinate pioneering innovation, driving the convergence of audio with an IT world. Dante Via naturally complements the vast ecosystem of Dante-enabled products developed by our 150 OEMs.”

With Dante Via you can easily distribute or loopback audio via the network from any application such as Cubase, Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic, Reaper or even Skype.

“Dante Via opens up endless imaginative use cases,” said Gary Southwell, Audinate’s Vice President of Product Management. “Audio from USB microphones, or any audio interface, can be routed to other rooms in the building. Dante Via extends networked audio from facilities like classrooms, houses of worship, conference rooms, to overflow rooms. You can even monitor individual streams from the network for music instruction and audio system setup applications.”

Dante Via will be commercially available in Q4 2014. Stop by Audinate’s booth C11929 at InfoComm for a demonstration of Dante Via.

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to enable our customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate’s Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading OEM manufacturers and the dominant networking technology in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante and Dante Via are trademarks of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

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Nashville Music Club Thrives with Dante™ Audio Networking

Dual-path Dante network simplifies audio transport and reduces labor, increasing flexibility and lowering installation costs

Portland, OR, April 15, 2014 – Dante, the market leading media networking solution created by Audinate, has transformed Nashville’s legendary 12th and Porter concert venue with a networked state-of-the-art sound system. The world-famous 12th and Porter has operated as Nashville’s premier label showcase venue, and has hosted thousands of live performances over the years.

Morris Light & Sound was hired to help restore the club’s reputation as a premier live performance venue. New owners gave Mills the freedom to specify the end-to-end audio system, given the company’s 25 years of experience in audio and lighting for live events and fixed installations.

The systems integration team at Morris Light & Sound, which handled the audio upgrades, also significantly reduced labor costs in choosing Dante as its audio networking solution. John Mills, vice president, commented that Dante allowed his team to simplify connection terminations in the digital signal processing racks and eliminate an analog front-of-house snake. The presence of two separate networks gives house sound engineers and the band’s sound engineers more options in networking audio between front of house and the stage, while increasing channel capacity and contributing to sound quality improvements.

“We saved well over $1000 in labor costs by using Dante instead of the traditional analog snake.” said Mills. “The minimal termination requirements saved us a lot of time. Using Dante, I am saving money at the end of the day because I can get the job done much quicker.”

Mills knew he wanted a clean and modular networked solution to route multi-channel audio, while offering plenty of flexibility – as well as room for growth.

“We established two separate networks so that a band could easily patch its own console straight into the system DSP,” said Mills. This ensures the owner doesn’t have to call me to the club to remove the main console every time a band wants to use its own. And the modularity of the Dante network gives the club owners plenty of room for expansion.”

The main network includes a Dante-enabled Yamaha CL3 console, with a Yamaha Rio stagebox, with the second network running between the System DSP and the NEXO amplifiers. The complete solution accommodates high-capacity audio I/O and extremely versatile routing, with Dante playing an important role in overall sound quality.

“The quality of the gear we put in this club is amazing, and Dante is an important reason why everything sounds great,” said Mills. “The CL3 console with the Dante allowed us to replace all the old analog cabling and is a very clean and cost effective way of moving audio. The response from the club owners, musicians and attendees alike has been extremely positive.”

Dante-enabled equipment used:
(1) Yamaha CL3 consoles
(1) Yamaha RIO I/O stageboxes
(1) Yamaha MTX5D System DSP
(2) NEXO NX4x4 amplifier

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate’s patented Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading manufacturers in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

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Aviom’s D800-Dante™ A-Net Distributor Now Shipping

Portland, OR – West Chester, PA, March 12, 2014—Audinate and Aviom are pleased to announce that the D800-Dante A-Net Distributor is now shipping. This unit and the new D800 A-Net Distributor, which is also shipping, distribute audio and power to up to eight Aviom personal mixers and make Aviom systems easier to integrate with various digital consoles and networks.

After licensing Audinate’s Dante protocol last year, Aviom used the protocol to create this new distributor because the integration of Dante allowed users with consoles and networks from various manufacturers to easily connect to an Aviom personal mixing system.

Built on existing networking protocols and standards, Dante is a plug-and-play networking solution which delivers ultra-low latency and tightly synchronized media, while simplifying installation and configuration of digital media networks.

Aviom’s product research and development manager, Ray Legnini, says, “The D800-Dante A-Net Distributor is one of the simplest solutions for getting up to 64 channels into the network digitally. With the D800-Dante, both channels going to the Aviom personal mixers and stereo mixes back from the personal mixers can remain in the digital domain, thus simplifying the workflow. Dante is an effective solution for users looking to integrate their audio gear across a single network.”

“Aviom has always been known for their innovative, technology-based products that meet the needs of audio professionals and musicians working in a number of environments,” says Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. Ellison adds, “The D800-Dante A-Net Distributor provides Aviom customers with a means to integrate easily with the rapidly expanding number of audio products on the market that are already operating on a Dante network.”

The D800-Dante A-Net Distributor simplifies connections to the Aviom personal mixers by making it possible to connect directly to any Dante console or network. With the D800-Dante A-Net Distributor, 64 channels from the network can be available to the personal mixers in the system. Each performer with an A360 Personal Mixer can mix those channels he or she wants from this pool of 64 available channels.

Both the D800 and D800-Dante A-Net Distributors are compatible with Aviom’s A-16II and A-16R Personal Mixers, but when used with the A360 Personal Mixers, the D800 and D800-Dante also offer the new Network Mix Back™ feature. Network Mix Back sends a digital copy of the stereo mix output from each A360 Personal Mixer connected to the D800 or D800-Dante back to the Dante network or to an AN-16/o v.4 Output Module for simplified connections to musicians’ wireless in-ear transmitters. With Network Mix Back, transmitters for wireless in-ears can easily be set up off stage and cabling for the personal mixers on stage is simplified. In addition, both D800s serve as a communications hub for iOS devices connected via an Ethernet WiFi router. iOS support for the A360 is scheduled for release later this year.

About Aviom
Aviom pioneered personal mixing with its Pro16® Monitor Mixing System and continues to break new ground with the revolutionary Pro64® Series of audio networking products. With tens of thousands of products in the field today, Aviom has set the standard for high performance, scalable digital solutions. All Aviom systems harness the power of A-Net®, Aviom’s innovative digital audio technology that simplifies system design while enhancing flexibility and fidelity. All Aviom products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA. For more information, visit www.Aviom.com.

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to enable our customers to thrive in a networked world. Dante has become the de-facto standard and dominant networking technology in the professional audio industry. Audinate’s patented Dante media networking technology has been adopted by over 140 leading OEM manufacturers in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.Aviom  D800-Dante™ A-Net Distributor

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Audinate Announces Support for AES67 Standard

Amsterdam, Netherlands 4 February, 2014- Audinate announced today that it plans to incorporate AES67 transport in its Dante™ media networking solution. Dante has rapidly become the market leader and the dominant media networking solution for audio networking.

The new AES67 standard provides interoperability recommendations for professional quality audio networking in the areas of synchronization, media clock identification, network transport, encoding and streaming and session description. The AES67 standard was published by the Audio Engineering Society in September 2013.

Dante is a complete media networking solution designed for high quality AV streaming. The A/V industry has embraced Dante because it is easy to set-up, delivers a broad and robust feature set and is the most interoperable networking solution available. “Audinate does not see networking protocols as competing technologies but more like tools in a media networking toolbox. From the beginning Audinate has incorporated and built upon standards to develop the Dante solution,” stated Aidan Williams CTO Audinate. Williams adds, “AES67 will provide another option for interoperable Layer-3/IP-based audio networks in the future.”

Dante already implements a Layer-3/IP-based transport but AES67 will provide an alternative open standard using the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). To achieve interoperability, AES67 mandates a specific RTP payload format for delivering audio over IP networks as well as methods for exchanging information about audio streams. RTP is already used extensively in communication and entertainment systems that involve streaming media such as VoIP telephony, video conferencing, and IP television. As Dante can do today, RTP is also a routable L3 transport, so it is possible to send synchronized audio over multiple subnets for routed campus networked applications.

Dante is primarily built on standards. AES67 will meet customer’s desire to use an open IP based transport option as part of the Dante solution. AES67 can take advantage of Ethernet switches with IEEE-1588 precision time protocol support, but unlike some other network standards, does not depend on specialized switches in order to operate.

Audinate’s announcement already is endorsed by an extensive group of major pro-audio OEMs.
Bosch has selected Dante for it networking technology in its OMNEO networked products.
“Bosch Communications Systems has always been strong supporter of open media networking standards,” says Bill Scott, Vice President of Engineering and Technology. “We are pleased Dante will incorporate AES67 as a transport option in the future, to meet our customer desire to have an open IP Layer 3, based solution.”

Yamaha has selected Dante for several products as the default networking solution due to its automatic discovery of devices, descriptive text-based labeling, audio channel routing, control & monitoring and its high proven and scalable networking, stated Terry Holton General Manager
at Yamaha R&D Centre from Yamaha Commercial Audio. “By adding AES67 support, this re-affirms our decision that Dante was the right networking choice for future-proofing media networks.”

Focusrite, a leader in recording solution and audio distribution platforms, has created Focusrite/Rednet with Dante as it flagship modular Ethernet networked audio interface. Focusrite/Rednet is designed with multiple audio applications in mind, from live sound rigs, to multi-room recording studios, houses of worship, audio distribution installation and post-productions. Rob Jenkins, Technical Director at Focusrite Audio Engineering added “Dante can interoperate with the largest ecosystem of pro-audio equipment, and having AES67 will extend that capability even further.”

Solid State Logic recently launched its first Dante networked product at IBC 2013. “Solid Stale Logic fully support Audinate’s plan to provide an AES67 option for Dante devices.” states Niall Feldman, SSL Director of New Products. “Interoperability was a primary decision in SSL adopting Dante for Network I/O products and we are pleased the addition of AES67 will add further devices to the 100’s of compatible products already available.”

Audinate will deliver the AES67 support as firmware update to OEMs in initial Dante products within 12 months. Dante is now the market leader adopted by over 130 OEMs, as it is the most interoperable, easy to use audio networking platform.

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate’s patented Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading manufacturers in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

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