Sennheiser launches Dante card for Digital 9000 wireless microphone system
Sennheiser has launched a Dante card for the EM 9046 receiver. This addition enables the Sennheiser Digital 9000 microphone system to be integrated with Dante audio-over-IP networks. Users can now conveniently route the system’s high definition audio data via Audinate’s Dante controller.
Audinate’s Dante is among the leading solutions for live audio and broadcasting installations. Dante is able to work with existing network infrastructure using IP and Ethernet standards. Claude Menke, head of Sennheiser’s professional devision, says regarding the move: “With the extension card, broadcast and live audio engineers can now easily integrate our best wireless microphone system into a Dante network and benefit from its exceptional sound.” The EM 9046 DAN extension card is simply inserted into the expansion slot of the EM 9046 eight-channel receiver. Internally, the card features sixteen audio inputs to send the digital audio and command signals over the Dante network. Connection is via two Gbit RJ45 sockets that serve to establish two redundant network circuits or daisy-chain the signals. The card works with sampling rates of 44.1/48/88.2 and 96 kHz at a resolution of 24 bits.Among the first users of the EM 9046 DAN Dante card is TPC Technology and Production Center Switzerland AG. The EM 9046 DAN will be available from mid-October.