Audinate has unveiled a new collection of the Dante module family which is now shipping.
Devised for being cost-effective and compact, the Dante adapter modules are pre-programmed and easily integrated within larger devices to provide network support without the dependance of PCB design and manufacturing, component procurement and programming.
The family is comprised of six models – single and dual-channel analog input, single and dual-channel analog output, 2 in / 2 out AES3, and 2 in / 2 out USB. These modules can be used to create custom-featured adapters or incorporated directly into low-channel count endpoint products such as powered speakers, direct boxes and more. The modules are designed for over-molding, clamshell enclosures or mounting on a baseboard, allowing manufacturers to devise products with physical enclosures, branding, and connectors.
Dante adapter modules provide sample rates up to 96 kHz (except USB), user-configurable signal levels (for the analogue models), power over Ethernet, and support for AES67 RTP audio transport. The adapter module is also enabled to work without additional software drivers on operating systems such as Windows, Mac, iOS and many more.
Vice president of product management Bob Ehlers said: “Dante adapter modules give OEMs the opportunity to create audio network adapters using their own custom branding and features. Adapters can quickly be designed into nearly any form factor and can use different enclosures and connectors as desired to suit customer demand.”