Audinate has announced a range of new Dante products and solutions during the virtual InfoComm Connected held in June 2020. During the event The company also announced that it will provide a free trial period for Dante Domain Manager, allowing users the ability to experience DDM first-hand.

AVIO Adapters
Audinate added two new models to its line of Dante AVIO audio adapters, offering USB-C and Bluetooth connectivity for use with Dante networks. The AVIO family of adapters allow users to use non-networked audio equipment on a Dante audio network. AVIO is available in one or two-channel analogue input or output configurations as well as AES3/EBU, USB and now Bluetooth versions.

The Dante AVIO USB-C adapter allows devices with USB-C ports to deliver and receive two channels of audio with a Dante audio network. It is a class-compliant USB audio device that requires no additional drivers and works with any application, making it suitable for rapid setup of conference rooms, background music and more. The Dante AVIO USB-C adapter may be powered by the connected device or via PoE and it works with common USB-C to USB-A adapters. When using PoE, it features power pass-through for mobile devices, enabling smartphones to remain charged while connected to a Dante network.

The Dante AVIO Bluetooth adapter provides wireless connectivity to Dante networks for mobile devices and computers and is ideal for both playback from smartphones to larger sound systems, and for connecting networked speakers and microphones to conferencing software. Once configured, a user may rely upon Bluetooth to switch from local smartphone audio to a complete conferencing system to share what is being said with others.

“With the addition of those two models of Dante AVIO, we’re continuing to expand the availability of cost-effective ways to utilise non-networked equipment,” said Joshua Rush, SVP of marketing and product management at Audinate. “Both of our new models bring unheralded connectivity to mobile devices by embracing popular USB-C and Bluetooth technologies.”

Free trial period for Dante Domain Manager
During Infocomm, Audinate announced a free trial period that allows AV specialists and IT managers see how Dante Domain Manager can streamline and secure Dante AV networks quickly and easily.

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Dante Domain Manager secures Dante networks by enforcing user authentication and roles to ensure that only trusted people can make changes to the system. It provides organisational tools that allow Dante devices to be split into functionally independent groups (domains) that correspond to rooms, spaces, buildings and more for easier routing and security.

Dante Domain Manager coordinates clocking across the entire network, enabling routing of audio and video across IP subnet boundaries for large systems that must span large buildings, multiple studios, or campuses.

A freely downloadable trial version is now available to anyone who wishes to try the power of Dante Domain Manager. The 30-day trial works with up to 50 Dante-enabled devices (running Dante firmware 4.0 or higher) and allows for the creation of up to 10 independent Dante domains.

“Giving users the opportunity to see Dante Domain Manager in action is the best way to demonstrate the power and control it brings to Dante networks,” said Neil Phillips, senior product manager at Audinate. “By streamlining the evaluation process, integrators, IT managers and end-users alike can see how additional security and organisation help to keep their network working perfectly while preserving Dante’s legendary ease-of-use.”

JPRO is an authorised reseller of Audinate AVIO products in NZ. The Dante AVIO USB-C and the Dante AVIO Bluetooth adapters will be available in NZ from September 2020. If you are interested in DDM, please contact us.

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