DANTE AV- Audinate adds video to Dante networked audio offering

Dante developer Audinate has announced Dante AV, an integrated audio and video-over-IP system for manufacturers. The move adds video to the Dante ecosystem, enabling interoperability with more than 1,600 Dante-enabled audio products already on the market.
To ensure networked video and audio synchronisation, Dante AV uses a single network clock for sub-microsecond accuracy. Audio and video signals are independently routable in a single interface using the Dante Controller software. Manufacturers can also use the Dante API to customise their management user interface. Dante AV removes the need for audio de-embedders in applications such as sports bars, live events and multi-zoned AV systems.
The Dante AV Module supports one video channel and eight bi-directional channels of uncompressed Dante audio. The Dante AV Module is suitable for manufacturers creating 1G video-over-IP products and includes Dante control, transport and synchronisation. The architecture is codec-agnostic.
Audinate has made the Dante AV Module available with the Dante AV Product Design Suite, which includes a comprehensive set of hardware documents and software to create complete, fully interoperable AV products. The Dante AV Product Design Suite includes a JPEG2000 codec supporting 4K/60 4:4:4 video for visually lossless results with low latency over a 1Gbps network. Dante AV Product Design Suite also implements HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) to prevent copying of digital audio and video content as it travels across connections. The Dante AV Product Suite can be customised to suit an OEM’s specific requirements and provide competitive differentiation.
The Dante AV Module will be shown at Integrated Systems Europe 2019 in Amsterdam and will be commercially available to manufacturers in mid-2019. ISE will be held February 5 to 8, 2019.