ISE 2019: Audinate adds video to Dante with new Dante AV Module

Audinate has announced Dante AV, a ‘first-of-its-kind’ integrated audio and video-over-IP solution for manufacturers.

Dante AV is a complete integrated audio and video networking solution, bringing all the benefits of Dante to video, including discovery, ease-of-use and integrated control. Dante AV enables interoperability with more than 1600 Dante-enabled audio products already on the market.

Dante AV aims to solve problems of networked video and audio synchronisation, utilising a single network clock for sub-microsecond accuracy. With Dante AV, audio and video signals are independently routable in a single interface using the Dante Controller software. Manufacturers can also take advantage of Dante API to customise their management user interface. Dante AV solves time alignment issues and eliminates the need for audio de-embedders in applications such as sports bars, live events and multi-zoned AV systems.

The Dante AV Module supports one video channel and eight bi-directional channels of uncompressed Dante audio. The Dante AV Module is ideally suited for manufacturers creating 1G video-over-IP products and includes Dante control, transport and synchronisation. The architecture is completely codec-agnostic, so manufacturers can use the codec of their choice and still get the benefits of Dante.

The Dante AV Module is available with the Dante AV Product Design Suite, which also includes a set of hardware documents and software to create complete, fully interoperable AV products. The Dante AV Product Design Suite includes a JPEG2000 codec supporting 4K/60 4:4:4 video for ‘visually lossless’ results with low latency over a 1Gbps network. Dante AV Product Design Suite also implements HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) to prevent copying of digital audio & video content as it travels across connections. The Dante AV Product Suite can be customised to suit an OEM’s specific requirements and provide competitive differentiation.

The Dante AV Module will be showcased at Integrated Systems Europe 2019 in Amsterdam and will be commercially available to manufacturers in mid-2019.