Among a host of Dante and AES67 AoIP Sonifex products making an appearance at ISE 2019 are two Dante-enabled commentator units.
The AVN-CU2-DANTE is for two commentators and uses Dante AoIP together with four wire connections, which enables it to bridge the gap between old and new technology. This allows ease of connectivity and functionality of AoIP together with the legacy connections needed to operate with the existing infrastructure in stadia and sports grounds.
The unit has two mic/line inputs with a wide, adjustable gain range and +48V phantom power. It has two stereo headphone outputs with lockable jack sockets, suitable for operation by two commentators.
The AVN-CU4-DANTE is a dual version of the AVN-CU2-DANTE, which provides four mic/line inputs and four stereo headphone outputs and is suitable for operation by three or four commentators. The feature set is as per the AVN-CU2-DANTE with the following differences – it has a universal AC input, four on-air buttons, four page buttons, four cough buttons, eight talkback buttons and three user buttons.