Yamaha distributes Dante

AUTHOR: Inavate

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems will distribute Audinate’s Dante-MY16-AUD Card following an announcement at InfoComm 2009 in Orlando, USA.

The Dante-MY16-AUD card is fully compatible with Yamaha digital MY16 card slots in consoles, processors and digital power amplifiers. Designed by Audinate, a provider of media networking products and solutions, the company’s Dante technology provides high performance digital media networking.

Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate, said the company was “delighted” to have Yamaha on board. “With the new card in Yamaha mixing consoles, customers will be able to easily connect to other Dante enabled products and offer a broader networked solution,” he added.

Each Dante-MY16-AUD used with a Yamaha digital product provides 16 bi-directional audio channels (8 at 96kHz) and full Dante network audio redundancy. More cards can be added for increased channels.

“The Dante-MY16-AUD card will enable system solution providers with a sophisticated, easy to use, digital media networking approach for use with our products,” said Marc Lopez, marketing manager, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems.

Audinate’s patent pending Dante technology distributes digital audio with imperceptible latency, sample accurate playback synchronisation and high reliability. Dante delivers a self-configuring, true plug-and-play digital audio network that uses standard Internet Protocols at 1Gbps and/or 100Mbps Ethernet. Dante-enabled devices will self configure and automatically discover the location and number of channels of other devices on the network.

Dante’s sample-accurate synchronization delivers the very low latency required by the professional audio market. Plus, its network-centric, audio-independent approach to synchronization allows perfectly synchronized play-out across different audio channels, devices and networks, even over multiple switch hops. Dante runs on off‐the‐shelf computer networking hardware, and does not require a dedicated network infrastructure. Furthermore, Dante can leverage the same Ethernet network for transmitting uncompressed audio and control alongside ordinary data traffic.