DiGiCo Announces New Dante Interface
DiGiCo announces the adoption of Audinate's Dante digital networking solution and the launch of two new Dante implemented products at this year's Prolight+Sound.
"The first, an eight channel I/O module for the SD-Rack, is something we believe the industry would expect from DiGiCo," explains managing director James Gordon. "The module allows our users to drop audio on and off a Dante network for connection to system control, amplifiers and general audio networks.
"The second is a little more unexpected and comes from our Solutions Division in the shape of Dante DMI (DiGiCo Multichannel Interface) card."
The Dante DMI card can be added to either a D-Rack or SD-Rack and allows the user to connect the I/O rack, via CAT5, to a standard PC or MAC.
Audinate is leading the way networks are connected by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Dante, its audio solution, delivers a no-hassle, self-configuring, true plug-and-play digital audio network that uses standard Internet Protocols. Dante offers a market leading solution today, while de-risking the future by providing a migration path to upgrade to new standards such as the IEEE Audio Video Bridging ("AVB").
Using the newly released DiGiCo-Control software, the user can control all the functions of the rack via a standard network connection. This control includes the high quality pre amp gains, 48v and access to most DAWs for recording via the Dante network you have. All of this is enabled via one CAT5 cable, with the ability to have a second connection offering redundancy of your recording.
"DiGiCo has been at the forefront of many innovations over the years and we are proud they have chose Dante as their Digtial Networking Solution", says John McMahon, Audinate's VP of Sales and Support. "The new eight channel I/O module for the SD-Rack, and the DiGiCo Multichannel Interface card, are exciting new products that enhance end users capability to use Dante in more ways."
Applications that can take advantage of this functionality and straight forward recording include broadcast, live touring, studio recording, rehearsal rooms and multiple fixed installation environments.
"This is a big move for DiGiCo," says Gordon. "We feel that it is a clear statement that we are not only a console manufacturer, but a digital solutions company."