Pan Acoustics' active digitally steerable column speakers from the Pan Beam series can be operated over a Dante network, as the speaker manufacturer demonstrated at ISE 2015.
Sebastian Oeynhausen, product manager of Pan Acoustics, commented: "Our products are popular due to their design, ease of set-up and the clarity in sound, whether it is for fixed or mobile installations. The Dante audio network from Audinate effectively completes the range of Pan Beam products in addition to our Pan Powerline technology."
The Dante option offers some interesting features: for example, Pan Beam columns can be operated with two independent audio streams with a sampling frequency of up to 192 kHz.
The priority circuit in the Pan Beam columns allows automatic switchover of the audio source, for instance switching between programme and announcement signals. Pan Acoustics' Dante option provides a primary and secondary port, which can be used in redundant or daisy-chain mode. The latter enables other compatible Dante devices, such as a digital stagebox, to be added to the network.
Pan Beam models can be set and monitored via the Dante audio network (directivity, EQ, delay etc.). Switching presets, saved in the Pan Beam column speakers, is also possible.
The Dante option for the different Pan Beam models will be available by the end of Q2 2015.