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Audinate’s Dante Proliferates Prolight+Sound 2012

Yamaha, Symetrix, Harman, Nexo, Auvitran, JoeCo, Four Audio, & TEQSAS announce Dante Networked Products

Portland, OR- March 29, 2012- In an unprecedented event never witnessed before in Pro Audio, no less than eight Audinate OEM partners announced a total of 13 Dante-enabled products at this year’s Prolight + Sound, the leading international trade fair for the event-technology sector.

“What is truly amazing is the wide range of different Dante products that were launched at the show”, says Lee Ellison, Audinate CEO. “It seems that no matter what you are looking for, there is now a Dante enabled product on the market.” Lee also adds, “The market is dictating what it wants, and Dante seems to be the answer,”

Here is what was launched at this year’s show:

Yamaha Commercial Audio-Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. has announced the launch of the new CL Series of digital consoles. The Yamaha CL Series is a Dante network–based console featuring remote I/O for a faster, more responsive Yamaha system solution. All three CL models in the Centralogic™ series, only differentiated by frame size and input capability, feature 24 mix buses, 8 matrix buses, plus stereo and mono outputs, and 16 DCAs. The footprint of all three CL consoles is small, yet powerful and has been developed specifically for sound reinforcement applications such as performing arts venues, theaters, houses of worship, touring, and remote broadcast. The high output bus count will be a great benefit to live broadcast and monitor applications.

Symetrix- Symetrix announced the SymNet Edge, a significant update to its long line of DSP solutions packed with incredible new features. Symetrix designed Edge to meet the I/O capacity requirements of the bulk of commercial sound installations. Edge features four configurable I/O card slots, up to 16 channels total of local I/O plus 128 (64×64) channels of Audinate’s award winning Dante network audio.

Harman- Harman Soundcraft is extending its range of digital audio transport option cards for its Vi, Si Compact and Si1/2/3 series digital consoles with all options expected to start shipping this year. Plans are also in place for Dante network cards compatible with Vi, Si Compact and Si1/2/3 series consoles, following an agreement reached between Soundcraft and Audinate. “This agreement is a reflection of HARMAN’s responsiveness to its customers who want Dante networking,” added Lee Ellison, Audinate’s CEO.

Nexo- Nexo announced the new NXDT104 Dante audio plug-in card for the NXAMP, enabling NEXO loudspeaker systems to explore the many benefits of a high-performance AVB-ready digital networking solution. The NXDT104 will distribute digital audio plus integrated control data, automatically configuring its network interface and finding other Dante devices on the network.

AuviTran- AuviTran, the networking specialists, is adding Dante technology to their Audio Toolbox product range. Audinate was chosen to accelerate AuviTran’s development towards new networking technologies. Since 2003 AuviTran has provided audio professionals with innovative networking solutions using EtherSound technology and now adds Audinate’s Dante networking to its networking solution portfolio.

JoeCo Limited- JoeCo introduced the latest product in its BlackBox range of multi-channel live audio recorders and players in the form of the new BLACKBOX BBR64-DANTE RECORDER that can record or replay 64 channels.

Four Audio- Four Audio, manufacturer of audio and loudspeaker management systems, announced the launch of their new DBO1. The DBO1 is a Dante enabled breakout box with 8 analog output channels. It allows the user to go from Dante to analog signals in a small 1U box. The DBO1 is operated by simply connecting it to a Dante network and configuring the easy-to-use breakout box via the Dante Controller.

TEQSAS- TEQSAS, a professional audio solutions company with core competencies in delivering high quality audio products, announced a new Dante AES breakout module for their cyberTEQ – m-family of digital audio interconnect solutions.

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About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes the way that AV systems are connected by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Using Audinate’s patented Dante networking solution, digital media networking just got easy. Audinate’s solution has been licensed by customers across the AV industry and can be found in installations and live sound applications globally. Audinate is a Promoter Member of the AVnu Alliance™ for promoting AVB adoption. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. Visit www.audinate.comfor the latest news and information on the company.

Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

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AuviTran Introduces Audinate’s Dante Protocol in Its Audio Toolbox

Meylan, France and Portland, OR March 20, 2012- AuviTran, the Audio networking specialist, and Audinate, the inventors of the award winning Dante™ media networking solution, announces today it is adding Dante technology to its Audio Toolbox product range. Audinate was chosen to accelerate AuviTran’s development towards new networking technologies.

“The integration of Dante technology into our product portfolio will allow AuviTran to address market’s demands for new network interoperability. Dante offers our customers a smart path to AVB. AuviTran is continuously and consistently expanding its product offer in terms of powerful and versatile networking solutions” says Yves Ansade, AuviTran’ s Managing Director.

Audinate is leading the way networks are connected by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Its Dante products deliver a no-hassle, self-configuring, true plug-and-play digital audio network that uses standard Internet Protocols. Dante offers a market leading solution today, while de-risking the future by providing a migration path to upgrade to new standards such as the IEEE Audio Video Bridging (“AVB”).

“We are glad to contribute to the convergence of audio networking technologies and share our expertise with AuviTran” states Lee Ellison, Audinate’s CEO. “Auvitran is one of the more experienced implementers of audio networking technologies, so this agreement is a strong recognition of the market momentum of Dante”.

Thanks to the new AuviTran product range, audio professionals can now use a playful Audio ToolBox to connect various types of interfaces (Analog Line, Microphone, AES-EBU, MADI, ADAT™…) or bridge different audio network technologies. “This is an exciting opportunity for our customers to build their own tailor made products, regardless of the technologies they want to use or the product they want to plug in. We will supply the tools and they will use their talents” adds product development manager Jeremie Weber.

AuviTran’s AxC-DANTE interface card will be presented during PL+S 2012. Hall 8 Booth B19
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About AuviTran
Since 2003 AuviTran has provided audio professionals with innovative networking solutions, using EtherSound technology. With almost 30000 audio network devices supplied worldwide and a unique audio network cross brand control software, AuviTran benefits of a wide knowledge and presence on the Audio Pro market.

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes the way that AV systems are connected by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Using Audinate’s patented Dante networking solution, digital media networking just got easy. Audinate’s solution has been licensed by customers across the AV industry and can be found in installations and live sound applications globally. Audinate is a Promoter Member of the AVnu Alliance™. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. Visit www.audinate.comfor the latest news and information on the company.
Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

Audinate Partners with Inter-M

Largest South Korean Manufacturer of Pro Audio Licenses Dante™
Portland, OR-Nov. 21, 2011- Audinate announced today that Inter-M, South Korea’s largest PA and installed sound manufacturer, has agreed to collaborate to produce a line of products that will feature Dante, Audinate’s patented media networking technology. Audinate is the creator of Dante, the most advanced audio networking solution that is built using standards based IP over Ethernet.

Inter-M has been building quality commercial sound and professional audio products with a single-mindedness of purpose: “We Make It Easy” for its products to be designed and installed into systems. Known for their P.A Systems, S.R Systems, Consoles, Speakers, CCTV Systems, Wireless System, Microphones and DVR, Inter-M products are featured throughout Korea in Stadiums, Performing Arts Centers, office buildings and Houses of Worship. Inter-M is a publically listed company on the Korean Stock Exchange (KOSDAQ)

“Inter-M is a great brand in Korea and is expanding rapidly around the world.” said Lee Ellison CEO for Audinate. “Inter-M has an aggressive plan to connect their wide variety of products into an integrated system using Dante.”

“We believe having Dante in our systems gives us a definite competitive advantage” stated Wonho Lee, Director if R&D at Inter-M. “We selected Dante because it provides us with an audio over IP solution today, and Audinate is the only company that can offer a viable transition path to AVB for the future.”

Inter-M plans using Dante end-to-end throughout their systems, from Dante-enabled paging microphones, through mixers and distribution units, to Dante-enabled powered speakers.

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About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes the way that AV systems are connected by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Using Audinate’s patented Dante networking solution, digital media networking just got easy. Audinate’s solution has been licensed by customers across the AV industry and can be found in installations and live sound applications globally. Audinate is a Promoter Member of the AVnu Alliance™. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd.

Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company.

About Inter-M
Inter-M has become a leading company with a competitive edge in the audio, video, and communications markets worldwide. Inter-M strives to make great contributions to the community with new products and technology, with many successful high-profile installations around the world. Inter-M is located in Korea and has been in business for 28 years.

Audinate selects Digicustics S.R.L. as their Authorized Distributor and Engineering Partner for South America

Digicustics see large expansion opportunity in South America for Dante™ Products

Portland, OR-Sept 21, 2011- Audinate, the leading developer of IP media networking technology for the AV industry, announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Digicustics S.R.L., to support the South American market. Under the agreement, Digicustics shall act as an Authorized Distributor and Engineering Partner for all of South America. Digicustics shall actively work with AV OEMs in South America to integrate Audinate’s patented Dante media networking technology.

Digicustics S.R.L., created 5 years ago by Sebastian Wenger and Martin Gutierrez, offers consulting, design, systems integration and engineering services for the Install and Live Sound markets. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the company is oriented to all segments of these markets with coverage throughout South America. The primary activity of the company over the years has been the development of OEM audio systems. more

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Audinate and NTP Technology Team Up at IBC

New Dante™ Enabled PENTA 725 IP audio router Launched at IBC 2011

Portland OR- Sept.9, 2011-NTP Technology unveiled the newest addition to its wide range of broadcast-quality audio routing and control systems at IBC 2011. NTP’s new Penta 725 IP audio router is based on Audinate’s Dante technology, and will interoperate with products of other brands that support Dante networking. The new PENTA 725 IP audio router enables audio routing over IP based Gigabit Ethernet with linear PCM audio quality and sub-millisecond latency.

The Penta 725IP router supports a capacity up to 1024 x 1024 cross points with 64 bi-directional channels over IP, 64 AES3 I/O channels and 6 optical MADI or router connection interfaces housed in a 1U 19″ chassis.

Dante delivers a no-hassle, self configuring, true plug-and-play digital media networking that uses standard internet protocols. Audinate’s patented Dante offers a market leading solution today, more

JoeCo ships BLACKBOX BBR-DANTE RECORDER

New live audio recorder version marks successful collaboration between JoeCo and Audinate

Cambridge, UK and Portland OR, USA, 1st September 2011 – JoeCo Limited is now shipping the eagerly awaited BBR-DANTE™ version of the BLACKBOX RECORDER. This latest addition to the multi-channel live audio recorder family is the successful result of a collaboration, announced during 2010, between JoeCo and Audinate, creators of the award-winning Dante? digital media networking solution.

The BBR-DANTE is designed to record / replay up to 32 channels of audio data from a Dante network. Developed to solve the inherent problems of working with computer-based systems in a live performance environment, it provides engineers with a computer-free, high-quality solution for multi-channel live audio capture. Able to record up to 32 channels of audio at 44.1kHz and 48kHz directly to Broadcast WAV files on an external USB2 (FAT32 formatted) drive, the BBR-DANTE also accommodates higher sample more

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Audinate Elects David Krall as Chairman of the Board

Sydney, Australia-4 August 2011-Audinate Pty Ltd, the leader in IP audio-visual media network solutions, has elected David Krall as chairman of its board of directors. His election as chairman comes at a time of rapid growth for Audinate, completing its most recent fiscal year (ending June 30, 2011) with almost double its revenues from the prior year. Krall originally joined Audinate’s board of directors earlier this year. Mr. Krall also currently serves as Executive Chair of QSecure in addition to serving on the board of directors of Progress Software (NASDAQ: PRGS).

David Krall brings more than 20 years of experience in building successful technology businesses. David most recently served as President and COO of Roku, the market leader in streaming entertainment devices for the TV. David has extensive AV industry experience as the former CEO of Avid Technology, Inc., a leading tools provider to the media and entertainment more

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Audinate Signs Deal with UNiKA Professional Audio

Prestigious Taiwanese audio manufacturer agrees to incorporate Dante™ technology into future products

Portland, OR-July 21, 2011-In its first OEM partnership with a Taiwan audio manufacturer, Audinate, the leader in digital media networking solutions, and UNiKA Professional Audio, makers of high quality audio equipment, have both agreed to work together in developing future high end professional Dante enabled audio products. UNiKA is known for their wide range of products that include digital power amplifiers, line arrays, power amplifiers, mixers, conditioners and crossovers.

Audinate delivers no-hassle, self configuring, true plug-and-play digital media networking that uses standard internet protocols. Audinate’s Dante system offers a market leading solution today, while future-proofing implementations by providing a migration path to upgrade to new emerging A/V standards such as the IEEE Audio Video Bridging (“AVB?).

To meet customer requirements for every market sector, UNiKA is producing high level audio products at its two Asian more

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Audinate’s New Dante Netspander Crosses the AV Chasm

Dante Netspander(TM) enables synchronized routing of audio over WANs

Orlando, FL-June 14, 2011
-Audinate, the leading developer of complete media networking solutions, announced the introduction of Dante Netspander? at InfoComm 2011. Audinate is recognized as a company that has led the way in advancing IP digital media networking. Dante Netspander is the latest major innovation by Audinate.

Dante Netspander allows scalable digital A/V networks to be built without current constraints. For the first time, Dante Netspander makes it possible to deliver tightly synchronized networked audio across subnets in a Layer 3 TCP/IP routed network. In addition Dante Netspander uses Dante’s zero configuration networking capabilities to enable devices in a routed network to be discovered and easily managed. Dante Netspander will be made available as a powerful software application that runs on target PC platforms specified by Audinate.

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Special Free Networking Seminar in Orlando for Consultants and Integrators

The explosive growth of computer networking technology (IT) has produced huge benefits for many industries, and the A/V market is no exception. The advantages of digital media networking have been clear for some time, but until now many felt that there were too many limitations and too much to learn in order to make the switch.

Peavey® Commercial Audio, and Audinate along with Allen and Heath, Lab.gruppen, and media partner Sound & Communications, will be presenting a morning of insightful and real world presentations by the industries top A/V manufacturers on Tuesday June 14 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Rosen Centre in Orlando.

The conference also includes the European award winning A/V design consultant Stefan Mathias of the Hartmann + Mathais Partnership. Stefan will also be speaking about their Goethe University AV installation in Frankfurt, which recently won a Sinus Award (“System Integrations Award”) at this year’s more

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