New York (May 4, 2012)—Lectrosonics has released the SPNDNT network processor, a full-featured DSP processor that can be used for both the ASPEN and Dante matrices and add mixing, gain and delay functions to the digital audio signals.
Any of the 48 final mixes in the ASPEN matrix can be assigned to any one or more of the Dante channels for transport to other endpoints in the network. Dante signals can also be imported into the ASPEN matrix in a local processor sub-system for mixing with other local and network signals, and then routed onward to other local or network devices.
The new processor was debuted at the ISE2012 Convention in Amsterdam in January. A redundant network was installed in the exhibit stand between two ASPEN processor stacks, with audio transported back and forth for demonstration. Part of the demonstration was to disconnect one of the network cable connections while listening to the audio signal to test the redundancy.
Gordon Moore, vice president of Sales at Lectrosonics, recalled, “We spent the entire ISE show demonstrating the system to interested users and, in spite of our deliberate efforts, failed to break the system. Dante has proven to be robust, reliable and incredibly easy to configure. Our customers have long asked for a low latency, easy to use, audio transport over Ethernet system. Dante delivers all that is promised. To say that we are excited about the potential is an understatement.”