ISE 2016: Audinate celebrating Dante licensee ‘landmark’

Audinate will celebrate what it is calling a landmark achievement for the number of manufacturers using its Dante protocol at ISE this year.

The company has announced that 275 manufacturers have now adopted Dante, the audio-over-IP networking solution, and that more than 675 Dante-enabled products are now available worldwide, representing a 145% increase in the number of commercially available products since ISE last year.

To celebrate this growth, Audinate will bring its #DanteEverywhere social media contest to ISE, giving attendees the chance to win a variety of prizes by finding Dante partners exhibiting at the show. To participate, attendees simply need to take photos of the “Dante Spoken Here” signs at any of the 80-plus Dante partner booths and post them to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #DanteEverywhere. Prizes include free Dante T-shirts, Dante Via software and Bose QuietComfort 20 acoustic noise-cancelling headphones.

Audinate will also preview several upcoming features to its network management software Dante Controller. The soon-to-be released device lock feature brings additional security by employing a PIN-based system for locking and unlocking devices on a Dante network. Other features of Dante Controller update include Wi-Fi control and extended device filtering to better navigate larger Dante implementations.

Visitors to the booth can also experience Dante Via, the recently unveiled software application that makes it possible to network any existing USB, FireWire or Thunderbolt device, and eliminates the need for dedicated hardware endpoints.

Audinate can be found at stand #6-H148 during ISE 2016.