Portland, OR (August 20, 2015)—Audinate has announced a firmware update to the Dante Ultimo audio networking chipsets.
Under the new Ultimo 2.2 firmware, dedicated 4-channel input (4x0) or output (0x4) configurations at 96 kHz are now supported on the Ultimo 4x4 chipset, and minimum device latency is said to have been reduced from 2 ms to 1 ms for both 2x2 and 4x4 versions.
The new firmware also reportedly delivers improvements to the Dante Device Protocol (DDP) that allow for visual product identification on a network and more control capabilities via GPIO.
Ultimo is part of Audinate’s portfolio of Dante devices and is a family of single-chip Dante solutions for low channel-count networked audio products.
The Ultimo family incorporates all the differentiated Dante features such as automatic device discovery, plug-and-play networking, custom device names and channel labels, and network-based firmware updates. Ultimo is suitable for networking low channel-count products, including powered speakers, microphones, AV wall plates, speakerphones, amplifiers, paging stations, personal monitoring systems, recording interfaces, intercoms, and analog/digital break-in/break out interfaces.
“These improvements to Ultimo will help to continue the expansion of low channel-count endpoint products for networked audio,” says David Myers, COO of Audinate. “They provide the control, automation and performance options manufacturers need in order to build great products for network edges, at a remarkable price point.”
The Ultimo Release 2.2 firmware is available immediately for OEMs. Ultimo is available in 2x2 channel (ULT-01-002) and 4x4 channel (ULT-01-004) configurations.