This is one of a spate of recently issued Dante licenses: since the end of September the number of signed agreements has risen from 100 to 120.
The agreement with Cadac will enable the two companies to develop an interface solution between Cadac’s MegaCOMMS networking technology and the Dante digital audio networking protocol. “The development is part of an ongoing programme to allow Cadac users all the advantages of MegaCOMMS – higher bit rate, lower latency, greater bandwidth and significantly more channels – while interfacing with established industry standard networking and transmission protocols,” said Richard Ferriday (pictured), Cadac brand development manager. “In the coming months there will be a Cadac-designed and manufactured interface box which will enable MegaCOMMS to seamlessly plug into Dante-based systems.”
Dante technology is a plug and play networking solution that delivers ultra-low latency, tightly synchronised media, while simplifying installation and configuration of digital media networks.
Cadac MegaCOMMS is an advanced audio networking technology that provides for greatly improved bandwidth and performance in a digital audio networking protocol. The technology currently supports transmission of 192 channels of 96kHz 24-bit audio down a single cable, with superior latency, at distances of up to 150m.
The Dante interface box will be the second MegaCOMMS network bridging device to be developed by Cadac for use with its new digital consoles. The company is currently demonstrating a MegaCOMMS MADI bridge which will be commercially available in the near future.
Interviewed at last week’s BVE North show, CEO Lee Ellison said: “We’ve definitely exceeded our plan for business growth [this year]: we expected about 90 licensees, and it’s 120 today. Next week we will be announced in Deloitte’s top 50 fastest growing technology firms in Australia. We’ve shipped over four million channels of Dante into the market since July 2013.”