VUE Audiotechnik has announced Dante support for all its digital DSP-enabled systems at InfoComm. The update is for both the h-Class family of UHD speaker systems and V Series DSP/amplifier systems engines.
The recent unveiling of the Dante Ultimo chip for low channel-count applications was the combination of functionality and price VUE Audiotechnik CEO Ken Berger was looking for.
“We’d been waiting for a cost-effective solution for audio-over-Ethernet, and Dante has clearly become the industry standard for audio networking.” Said Berger. “The Dante Ultimo chipset allows us to include full network functionality at a reasonable cost for our customers. Now that it’s here, we’re updating our DSP products to include the technology.”
Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate, commented: “We are pleased to be working with VUE Audiotechnik who, with their new line of Dante enabled products, is driving innovation to facilitate AV/IT convergence. Distributing audio-over-IP not only improves audio quality, but enhances the flexibility of the sound system.”
Released earlier this year, the Dante Ultimo chip is aimed at speaker products, which require only a single or pair of input streams. Providing the full Dante input capabilities, the Ultimo allows VUE to be a complete Dante network client, enabling the company’s products to go into environments where there is already Dante infrastructure in place, such as theme parks and stadiums.
“We look forward to designing systems with our partners that can take advantage of the full capabilities of a networked environment” Berger added. “We designed these products as a direct response to requests from customers on large-scale projects who were looking for an audio-over-Ethernet solution. So, it was something we always intended to do. Now that it’s possible, we’re rolling it out. As far as we know, the h-Class is the first of any speaker in its class to have Dante on-board as standard.”
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