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Audinate, ASPEED partner to bring Dante AV to AV-over-IP chipset

The new software-based Dante AV-A brings Dante audio and video to hardware based on the ASPEED AST1530/1535, with support from nine manufacturers

Audinate has announced a partnership with ASPEED Technology to extend Dante AV to ASPEED’s AV-over-IP chipset.  Audinate said that the new version, Dante AV-A, has been optimised to work on the ASPEED AST1530/1535 SoC (system on chip) and is initially supported by nine AV manufacturers.

ASPEED is a provider of AV-over-IP solutions “designed to address the demands of video over distance and multimedia information delivery”. The AST1530/1535 SoC is a “next generation” AV-over-IP chipset specifically designed for professional audio/video applications taking advantage of industry-standard IP networks.

Dante AV-A delivers high-quality video up to 4Kp60 4:4:4 resolution and 2 channels of Dante audio that are instantly compatible with Dante audio products simplifying distributed AV system design.

“We are excited to partner with Audinate to bring Dante AV to the ASPEED platform,” said Chris Lin, chairman and president of ASPEED. “Our goal is to continue to add value to our manufacturing partners and their customers, and Dante AV is an increasingly requested feature.  This partnership allows us to prequalify Dante as part of the AST1530/1535 SoC and make it available to ASPEED customers through our SDK, making it as easy as possible for OEMs and ODMs to add Dante AV to their products.”

Aidan Williams, CEO of Audinate, added, “As one of the most widely used SoC in the AV-over-IP market, ASPEED is an important strategic partner for Audinate. This partnership and the introduction of Dante AV-A is an important additional to the Dante AV family, making it easy for manufacturers to integrate Dante AV and giving customers the greatest choice of hardware products that are all interoperable through the Dante control and management software.”

The nine manufacturing partners to have licensed Dante AV-A include AMX by Harman, Aurora Multimedia, AVPro Global, Cypress, GoMax, HDCVT, ProAVIT, SY Electronics and WyreStorm. Audinate is featuring a demo of Dante AV-A using the new WyreStorm encoders and decoders at booth #2821 at InfoComm.