FRANKFURT, Germany – HARMAN’s BSS Audio today announced the introduction of its Soundweb™ London BLU-DAN Dante to BLU link Bridge, which allows one or more BLU link devices to be integrated with a Dante network.
“The BLU-DAN is a simple, yet powerful device which allows Dante functionality to be added to our Soundweb London 100 Series processors and Crown DCi Network Series amplifiers,” said Iain Gregory, Senior Market Manager, Installed Sound, HARMAN Signal Processing. “Since those devices also feature BLU link, you only need one, affordable BLU-DAN per equipment location.”
The BLU-DAN connects a Dante device to one or more BLU link devices via standard Cat 5e cabling. It is capable of simultaneously transmitting and receiving up to 64 channels of Dante audio (64 x 64). Primary and secondary ports are provided to ensure fault tolerance and control is provided through a separate Ethernet port. The BLU-DAN’s BLU link connectivity is a low-latency, fault-tolerant digital audio bus with 256 channels.
The BLU-DAN is configurable using HARMAN’s HiQnet Audio Architect™ software. A wide selection of logic objects and a drag-and-drop user interface facilitate system setup. Its bi-directional locate functionality allows devices to be identified both from and within HiQnet Audio Architect.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and enterprise automation solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, the Company is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 17,600 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $5.9 billion during the last 12 months ended December 31, 2014.