Audio systems ranging from small systems for modest houses of worship and conference rooms up to massive rock tours and stadiums all require connections between microphones, mixers, processors, amplifiers and speakers. Traditionally, this means long runs of specialized analog cables that are heavy, cumbersome to maneuver and dedicated to only a single type of signal going to a single device at a time. Changes are labor-intensive and expensive, and noise and hum are constant companions as distances grow. Adding video to the mix brings more of the same, with even more dedicated cable types to install, manage and maintain.
Dante replaces all of those connections with a computer network, effortlessly sending video or hundreds of channels of audio over slender Ethernet cables with perfect digital fidelity. All connections are now managed with software, making routes fast, readable and reliable. 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.