Portland, OR (July 14, 2016)—Audinate has released Dante Controller 3.10, a new update to its tool used to configure and manage Dante audio networks. New features will reportedly allow users to better manage larger networks with more high channel-count devices; internal changes to the software will also pave the way for upcoming firmware changes.
The new software allows users to manage Dante networks from laptops connected via Wi-Fi. By connecting a wireless access point to a Dante network, adjustments can be made from any location in a facility, unencumbered by cables.
Additionally, a new Advanced Filter in Dante Controller 3.10 can be used to refine the range of devices displayed, allowing users to narrow and refine views when managing large Dante networks. Filter parameters include device and channel names, sample rate, latency setting and lock status.
The update also now adds support for the new Device Lock feature for Dante-enabled equipment as well as end-user applications such as Dante Virtual Soundcard and Dante Via. This feature allows users to remotely lock supporting Dante hardware and software devices using Dante Controller, employing a user-selected 4-digit PIN. When locked, a device’s configuration cannot be changed until it is unlocked with the configured PIN. This new feature provides an added layer of protection against unauthorized or unintended changes to a Dante network.
In order to support Device Lock capability, manufacturers of Dante-enabled products will need to update their firmware to the new Dante firmware release 3.10, which has recently been released to OEMs.