Amsterdam, Holland (September 15, 2014)—Sennheiser has launched the EM 9046 DAN card—a Dante card for the EM 9046 receiver which will integrate the company’s Digital 9000 microphone system into Dante audio-over-IP networks. Users can route the system’s high-definition audio data via Audinate’s Dante Controller.
Audinate’s Dante uses existing network infrastructure using IP and Ethernet standards and offers hundreds of channels of high-quality audio. The EM 9046 DAN extension card is inserted into the expansion slot of the EM 9046 eight-channel receiver. Internally, the card features 16 audio inputs to send the digital audio and command signals over the Dante network. Connection is via two Gbit RJ45 sockets that serve to establish two redundant network circuits or daisy-chain the signals. The card works with sampling rates of 44.1/48/88.2 and 96 kHz at a resolution of 24 bits. The EM 9046 DAN will be available from mid-October.
Sennheiser will also adapt its Wireless Systems Manager software to include a monitoring function for the Dante card. The new version 4.2 will also be available from October and will allow users to listen to and monitor the EM 9046’s Dante audio streams from any point in the network.
Audinate Pty Ltd.