Studio Technologies provides LAN connectivity for Dante applications

Studio Technologies has introduced the Model 48D Dante Bridge, which offers a simple to use, high performance means of sending and receiving audio signals between two independent local area networks (LANs).

Users can interconnect up to four Dante audio channels in each direction with full isolation and network security. The Model 48D is compliant with Dante Domain Manager (DDM) and supports AES67 digital audio signals, while its internal circuitry provides sample rate, timing, and bit-depth correction to maintain audio signal integrity.

"Dante has found wide acceptance as a network ‘backbone,’ and the Model 48D was developed to provide a purpose-built solution for a common connectivity issue," said Gordon Kapes, president of Studio Technologies. "There’s really no simpler means of interconnecting two separate Dante networks than with the Model 48D. The unit addresses the audio performance, ease-of-use, and network security requirements of both permanent and mobile applications."

The Model 48D provides four Dante input (receiver) and four Dante output (transmitter) channels that support audio signals with sample rates of 44.1, 48, 88.2, or 96 kHz, and bit depths of up to 24. Four audio channels in each direction can pass between the Model 48D’s two independent local area network interfaces when used with sample rates of 44.1 or 48 kHz. Two channels are supported when the sample rate is 88.2 or 96 kHz, while sample-rate-conversion (SRC) integrated circuits ensure high-quality interchange of digital audio information.