Amsterdam, Netherlands (August 29, 2013)-Solid State Logic has introduced the MADI Dante Bridge, reportedly the world's first broadcast specification bridge between the industry standard MADI audio format and Dante IP Audio Network, at IBC 2013.
The MADI Dante Bridge enables SSL C100 HDS and C10 HD Digital Broadcast Consoles or any other standard MADI device to connect to Dante networks with full redundancy maintained. The release of SSL's first Dante I/O product adds the substantial weight of the SSL brand to the adoption of Dante and AVB standards as the industry choice for IP Audio networks.
"Dante is by far the most widely adopted IP Audio network solution," states Niall Feldman, SSL director of new products. "An extensive collection of compatible devices from an array of manufacturers and thousands of installations worldwide, prove its versatility and reliability. We feel that IP Audio networking has a great deal to offer broadcasters and are confident that the SSL MADI Dante Bridge offers a genuinely useful interface to this highly versatile network technology. With Audinate's clear statements that Dante will be AVB compliant when the standard is ratified, we are confident that Dante and the AVB standard are likely to become an integral part of broadcast infrastructure of the future and SSL will be part of that."
The MADI Dante Bridge is a broadcast specification MADI-Dante interface, allowing expandable audio routing between SSL consoles or any MADI device and Dante IP Audio networks. With 64 channels per Bridge (@ 48kHz) and up to 512 channels per 1GB network link, Dante is fully scalable and capable of providing routing channel counts from tens to thousands and beyond using standard IT infrastructure. Redundant PSU, MADI ports and Dante ports mean the Bridge is built for uninterrupted operation, keeping critical devices and audio paths functioning throughout the broadcast facility.
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