Audinate announces Dante Ultimo firmware update

Audinate has announced the latest firmware update to the Dante Ultimo audio networking chipsets.

The new Ultimo 2.2 firmware adds several enhancements for OEMs building low channel-count audio products with Dante Ultimo. Dedicated four-channel input or output configurations at 96kHz are supported on the Ultimo 4×4 chipset, and minimum device latency has been reduced from 2ms to 1ms for both 2×2 and 4×4 versions.

The new firmware also delivers improvements to the Dante Device Protocol (DDP) that allow for visual product identification on a network and greater control capabilities via GPIO.

Ultimo is part of Audinate’s portfolio of Dante devices and is a family of ready-to-use, single-chip Dante solutions for low channel-count networked audio products. The Ultimo family incorporates all the differentiated Dante features such as automatic device discovery, plug-and-play networking, custom device names and channel labels, and network-based firmware updates. Ultimo is designed for networking low channel-count products, including powered speakers, microphones, AV wall plates, speakerphones, amplifiers, paging stations, personal monitoring systems, recording interfaces, intercoms, and analogue/digital break-in/break out interfaces.

“These improvements to Ultimo will help to continue the expansion of low channel-count endpoint products for networked audio,” said David Myers, COO of Audinate. “They provide the control, automation and performance options manufacturers need in order to build great products for network edges, at a remarkable price point.”

The Ultimo Release 2.2 firmware is available immediately for OEMS. Ultimo is available in 2×2 channel (ULT-01-002) and 4×4 channel (ULT-01-004) configurations.