New York (March 28, 2011)—DiGiCo has adopted Audinate’s Dante digital networking solution and will launch two new Dante implemented products at this year’s Prolight+Sound, held April 6-9 in Frankfurt.
“The first, an eight channel I/O module for the SD-Rack, is something we believe the industry would expect from DiGiCo,” explains managing director James Gordon. “The module allows our users to drop audio on and off a Dante network for connection to system control, amplifiers and general audio networks. The second is a little more unexpected and comes from our Solutions Division in the shape of Dante DMI (DiGiCo Multichannel Interface) card.”
The Dante DMI card can be added to either a D-Rack or SD-Rack and allows the user to connect the I/O rack, via CAT5, to a standard PC or MAC.
Audinate allows the transport of high-quality media over standard IT networks. Its Dante products create a self-configuring, true plug-and-play digital audio network that uses standard Internet Protocols. Dante’s solution provides a migration path to upgrade to new standards such as the IEEE Audio Video Bridging (“AVB”).
Using the newly released DiGiCo-Control software, the user can control all the functions of the rack via a standard network connection. This control includes the pre amp gains, 48v and access to most DAWs for recording via the Dante network. All of this is enabled via a CAT5 cable, with the ability to have a second connection offering redundancy of a recording.
“DiGiCo has been at the forefront of many innovations over the years and we are proud they have chose Dante as their Digtial Networking Solution”, says John McMahon, Audinate’s VP of Sales and Support. “The new eight channel I/O module for the SD-Rack, and the DiGiCo Multichannel Interface card, are exciting new products that enhance end users capability to use Dante in more ways.”