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Dante Transforms Audio and Video Connectivity

Dante Systems installed by Performance AV in Atlanta & Marietta GA

Pictured above is a new event venue in cumming named Astro Celebrations where PAV utilized the power of DANTE to create a flexible environment for multi-use space. The power of DANTE’s flexibility was leveraged in a space that can host video conferencing meetings one day and a wedding the next. Some of the key reasons PAV chose DANTE were its high reliability and ability to adjust long terms to ever-changing event venue needs.  We will feature the full details of the Astro Celebrations venue in a blog post, be on the lookout for it.

DanteAV systems have traditionally required point-to-point physical connections (aka. Cables) between devices, resulting in cumbersome amounts of specialized, single-purpose cables that define where audio and video signals can go. Changes are labor-intensive and expensive, and noise and signal degradation are constant companions as distances grow. The result is systems that are difficult to deploy and even more difficult to adapt as demands shift.

Dante System

Dante System

DANTE eliminates the need for a singe purpose audio cables by moving all of the devices to a standard IT Network. DANTE effortlessly sends video or hundreds of channels of audio over slender Ethernet cables with perfect digital fidelity. All connections are now managed with software, making audio connections and adjustments fast, reliable and easy to adjust. Because all devices share the same network, signals can be sent between any devices no matter where they are located on a site, with no change to the wiring at all. DANTE systems are easily expanded, exactly as one might add a printer to a network. Just connect additional devices to any available network jack and start using it.

DANTE is the evolution of AV systems, converging all previous connection types into one. DANTE delivers vastly superior performance while making these systems easier to use, easier to expand, and less expensive to deploy.

PAV Staff is DANTE Certified Level 1-3

Dante Certified Level 1Dante Certified Level 2Dante Certified Level 3

A boardroom can have many inputs: delegate microphones, PC playback, radio microphones and connections to video conferencing. This can result in a lot of wiring, which can be especially difficult when this needs to be contained neatly in an office environment.

Boardroom Before Dante

Dante redefines how audio connectivity works in a corporate environment. With all connections using standard IT connections, you use less cable and can group connections at a local switch, without the need for many individual cable runs.

Boardroom Using Dante
Audio signals can be patched as you need them and additional audio sources just connect into the network. No more messing around with headphone jacks from laptops.

Dante Domain ManagerCreate a high quality networked audio connection using Dante Virtual Soundcard to connect to web applications such as Skype, WebEx or Microsoft Teams. Easily support secure BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) connectivity with a Dante AVIO USB adapter.

Want more technical details….read on.

The Dante hardware or software in a device takes digital audio and ‘packetizes’ it. The audio is segmented and wrapped it in IP (Internet Protocol) packets suitable for transmission across a standard IP network. The packets contain timing information and source and destination network addresses, allowing them to be efficiently routed through the network to the correct destination.

When a device receives Dante audio packets, it reconstructs them back into a continuous digital audio stream, which is then played out, recorded, or digitally processed, depending on that device’s role in the audio system. Performance is second to none: all Dante audio is 100% lossless 24- or 32-bit, and sample rates from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz are supported.

Dante AV does the same job with video, taking compressed video signals and converting them into IP packets that share the same timing and control mechanisms as Dante audio.

Dante Controller software allows users to configure signal routes and other settings. All routes and settings are stored in the individual Dante devices, allowing them to run without any connected computers. Users don’t have to worry about re-establishing routes when a system is moved or power cycled – it “just works,” saving time, worry and setup costs.

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