Audinate unveils Dante Controller update

Audinate has released an update to Dante Controller – the free, award-winning tool used to configure and manage Dante audio networks.

Dante Controller 3.10 brings new features for end-users, allowing them to better manage larger networks with more high channel-count devices while enabling Dante Controller to take full advantage of upcoming firmware changes.

The update allows users to manage Dante networks from laptops connected via Wi-Fi. By connecting a wireless access point to a Dante network, users can make adjustments from any location in a facility, unencumbered by cables.

The new Advanced Filter in Dante Controller 3.10 can be used to refine the range of devices displayed, allowing users to easily narrow and refine views when managing large Dante networks. Filter parameters include device and channel names, sample rate, latency setting and lock status.

Additionally, 3.10 supports the new Device Lock feature for Dante-enabled equipment as well as end-user applications such as Dante Virtual Soundcard and Dante Via. This feature allows users to remotely lock supporting Dante hardware and software devices using Dante Controller, employing a user-selected 4-digit PIN. When locked, a device’s configuration cannot be changed until it is unlocked with the configured PIN, providing an added layer of protection against unauthorised or unintended changes to a Dante network.

In order to support Device Lock capability, it will be necessary for manufacturers of Dante-enabled products to update their firmware to the new Dante firmware release 3.10, which has recently been released to OEMs. It is anticipated that manufacturers will release this update to customers over the coming months.

Support for Device Lock will be included in subsequent releases of Dante Virtual Soundcard and Dante Via.

“Version 3.10 brings vital enhancements to the Dante platform,” said Josh Rush, VP of marketing at Audinate. “It paves the way for future enhancements, and gives managers and operators of Dante networks more control over the systems they supervise.”