CEDIA 2019: Popular Pro Technology Migrates to Residential, Can You Speak ‘Dante’?

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A new AV-over-IP solution popular in the pro channel is launching at CEDIA Expo – Dante by Audinate. According to the company’s announcement, Dante “dominates the world of professional audio.” The company also claims that it is rapidly being adopted by several manufacturers of residential gear as well. A fact which brings them to CEDIA.

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According to Audinate, Dante’s technology provides for the delivery of “hundreds of uncompressed audio channels” all over a standard Ethernet network. By leveraging standard Ethernet infrastructure, Dante is said to lower cost and increase the speed of installation as compared to systems requiring proprietary single-purpose audio cables – music to integrators’ ears.

The company also claims that Dante offers audio delivery over long runs with no degradation in the signal at all – “making it perfect for higher-end residential homes with multi-zone audio setups.”

Dante: Over 2,000 Products from 430 Manufacturers

With over 2,000 commercial products from more than 430 manufacturers – all with guaranteed interoperability – the company says this fact makes Dante the “de-facto leader in networked audio.” Integrators, they say, can pick the best products from any category with full confidence that it will all work together seamlessly.

By using AVIO adapters, legacy gear can be brought on to a Dante network. Also, using Dante Virtual Soundcard, or Dante Via, media streaming is enabled to play up to 64 channels of audio.

Dante Featured in Partner Product Launches

At CEDIA 2019, Dante will be featured in new products from JBL Synthesis, ELAN, Powersoft, and others. New products include:

  • JBL Synthesis SDP-55 surround processor, SDR-35 AV receiver, SDA-7120 seven-channel amplifier, and SDA-2200 two-channel amplifier (see these in the Harman booth #1313)
  • Mezzo AD amplifier line from Powersoft (Booth #335)
  • The IP Amplfier line from ELAN (Booth #2013)

“Our new JBL Synthesis AV Receiver, AV surround processor, and multichannel amplifiers all include Dante connectivity as a key component of their design. Dante enables us to provide simplified component connectivity along with advanced audio networking, and to be confident in the performance, reliability, and interoperability.”

Jim Garrett, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Planning, Harman Luxury Audio

Many Other Dante Licensees to Display

If you’d like to learn more about Dante, company representatives will be available in the Dante/JBL Synthesis demonstration in the Harman booth #1313 throughout the show.

Other Dante licensees who will be exhibiting at CEDIA Expo 2019:

  • Atlona
  • AudioControl
  • Bosch
  • Bose
  • Control4
  • Devialet
  • Harman
  • Just Add Power
  • Legrand
  • Liberty AV Solutions
  • MSE Audio
  • Muxlab
  • Nortek
  • Powersoft
  • Radial Engineering Ltd.
  • Trinnov Audio
  • Yamaha

Learn more about Dante by visiting: audinate.com.

About Ted

A sales and marketing specialist - primarily in the technology industry - I've experienced a sort of "circle of life" in business. I've been a mass merchant retailer, a specialty retailer, a specialty manufacturer, a large volume manufacturer, a distributor, and even represented sales representatives. Now the owner of a marketing company that works with a variety of businesses on improving their strategic marketing and business development - I analyze issues from all angles to develop holistic solutions.

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