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Dante HC quadruples channel count in AV systems

Paddy Baker 2 June 2014
Dante HC quadruples channel count in AV systems

Audinate has created the industry’s highest-capacity networked audio solution for professional AV systems with the introduction of the Dante HC networking solution. Dante HC supports up to 512 x 512 redundant bidirectional uncompressed audio channels on a single Xilinx FPGA.

Dante HC expands Audinate’s portfolio of audio networking choices for OEMs. The Dante HC reference design is intended for AV equipment products requiring high channel capacity, such as audio matrix routers, large-format consoles, public address and evacuation systems and large scale DSPs.

The Dante audio-over-IP networking solution has been licensed to over 100 manufacturers. It offers virtually perfect synchronisation, ultra-low deterministic latency and plug-and-play configuration management. Dante is a complete commercially supported solution which is recognised to be easy to integrate, easy to install, and easy to use.

“Audinate is the only company that offers OEMs simple-to-deploy audio networking solutions to cover their complete product range, beginning from 2 x 2 channel Dante Ultimo chips, through mid-range Dante Brooklyn modules which operate up to 64 x 64 channels, to 128 x 128 channel Dante PCIe Cards,” said Gary Southwell, Audinate’s vice president of product management. “The launch of Dante HC, which quadruples the maximum channel count for a single device to 512 x 512 channels, enables our OEMs to design a new generation of highly scalable networked products.”

Interface options include SPI, I2C, RS232 and configurable GPIO. A powerful onboard microprocessor allows local control and management without an additional CPU. Dante HC benefits from the same  feature support that is included across the Dante portfolio, as well as future support for the AES67 standard.


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