AtlasIED Dante Speakers
At InfoComm 2022, AtlasIED launched three new Dante-enabled PoE loud- speakers with onboard DSP. This initial launch represents just the first of an expanded offering to increase the functionality and control of Dante- enabled loudspeakers across the AtlasIED ecosystem. The three new speakers include: The DA-APX Paging Horn for outdoor use with an IP-56 rating; the DA-22SYS 2×2 Ceiling Tile Loudspeaker featuring an eight-inch coaxial speaker optimized for voice intelligibility; and the DA-PM8GD Pendant Mounted Loudspeaker equipped with an eight-inch, high-efficiency coaxial speaker. All three models feature onboard DSP capabilities that allow for Level and EQ adjustments, SoundMasking applications, Speaker Tuning and more—all of which can also be accessed remotely via the AtlasIED Discover application.
The compact VPX-TC1 Pro Series utilizes Aurora’s Mimix CODEC technology, claiming near-perfect reproduction of video and graphic images at resolutions up to 4K60 4:4:4 over 1G networks. HDR10, 10+ and Dolby Vision are supported as are HDMI 1.0b, and HDCP 2.2/2.3. It has only one frame (16.6ms) of latency and seamless switching for fast lag free content. Power consumption is as little as 8 watts with no fan and a small form factor. Whether operating as a transmitter or receiver audio can be de embedded at any location, and/or be sent to or received from a Dante-enabled device; AES 256 encryption is supported. The USB is also flexible, working as a KVM and/or a high-speed data transfer (100Mbps) for memory sticks and cameras.
PTZOptics Link 4K Dante AV-H camera
The Dante AV-H Link 4K will be released later this year and will add video to any existing Dante setup. With the latest in auto-tracking capabilities and universal compatibility, the Link 4K fits easily into even the most complex Dante design or workflow. AV-H brings Dante audio and control to H.264/265 video products, allowing for independent routing of video and audio streams over standard 1 gigabit networks. This makes it a perfect fit for conference rooms, classrooms and houses of worship. It’s easy to install, takes advantage of existing infrastructure, and allows easy integration with existing audio systems. The Link 4K is capable of 4K at 60fps over HDMI, USB, and IP. Using technology by Dante, the Link 4K is able to provide 1080p 60fps resolution over Dante AV-H, as well as SDI. The Link 4K offers built-in auto-tracking capabilities — no need to run software on another computer — freeing teams of the need for a camera operator. With 12x, 20x, and 30x optical zoom available, the Link 4K can fit seamlessly into any production scenario and will adapt to the future of video technology. In addition to the Link 4K’s auto-tracking features, users will also have access to PTZOptics’ latest Web UI— updated to provide everything users need in one simple menu. Almost every feature in the Web UI has a tutorial function, perfect for novice producers navigating the settings for the first time. The Link 4K is expected for release in Q2.
Yamaha UC ADECIA
The Yamaha ADECIA is a family of communication products designed to work together to provide a complete and customizable audio solution for any meeting or learning space. Components include the multi-beamforming RM-CG ceiling microphone and RM-CR audio processor, as well as Yamaha’s long-trusted PoE switches and VXL Series line array speakers. Yamaha’s ADECIA Ceiling solution clearly picks up several people speaking at the same time and ensures that voices, not noises, are captured in enclosed or open conference spaces of varying sizes. Its multi-beam and audio postprocessing technology creates virtual personal microphones that follow speakers moving around the meeting area. The narrow beams and audio postprocessing focus on voices rather than sounds for clarity. The complete solution immediately detects all components of the system and optimizes them for the room environment, accounting for the location of speakers and microphones, reverberation, and echo behavior. With USB, Bluetooth, Dante, and analog connections, this flexible system can fit a variety of meeting spaces. Certified for Teams and Zoom.
Bolin Technology Dual-Stream Dante AV cameras
Making their debut at ISE 2023, the new D412UH and D220UH are the first PTZ cameras in the AV-Over-IP industry to offer simultaneous hardware and software codec streaming to multiple endpoints, providing flexibility in network bandwidth and image quality selection. The D Series dual-stream Dante AV cameras were joined by another debut camera at ISE – the D2-220H Dante AV-H.264 camera. Using either the new D412UH (4K) or D220UH (HD) cameras, the user can designate a Dante AV Ultra or Dante AV-H stream depending on the output requirements. No matter the need or destination, these dual–stream cameras can send the video flow that best fits the application or endpoint. Prior to the introduction of the Bolin dual-stream cameras, integrators and customers were required to choose between the Dante AV Ultra hardware implementation or Dante AV–H software implementation. The D412UH and D220UH remove that limitation completely. This capability enables maximum flexibility when designing and deploying Dante AV providing choice between high-quality streaming and low-bandwidth limitations requirements. With one camera, customers can select either Ultra or H streams to send to multiple locations, depending on the application. A giant screen front of thousands of people, for example, would indicate Dante AV Ultra. On the other hand, a stream for confidence monitoring or an overflow room may want to be less bandwidth-heavy, so Dante AV–H is a good choice. Both streams are available for routing with Dante Controller and can co–exist on the same Dante AV network. The hardware-based Dante AV Ultra video stream is designed for applications that need the lowest latency and completely synchronized audio and video, such as broadcast contribution. Dante AV-H is a software-only approach designed to allow equipment manufacturers to incorporate Dante video and audio compatibility into existing H.26x-based IP video product designs, such as PTZ cameras, encoders, and decoders. Bolin’s D412UH processes 4K video, and the D220UH is designed for full HD video resolution. The new D2-220H (H.264) is a compact camera that sends simultaneous USB 2.0, HDMI, and IP streams, including Dante AV–H. This PTZ camera joins Bolin’s Dante AV product line, offering customers a native Dante AV–H stream, along with direct-connect USB 2.0 and HDMI for connectivity in videoconferencing, education lecture hall, classroom, huddle room, and live venue applications. The D2-220H’s small size, build-quality, and 1080p60 image make it an ideal solution for AVoIP. The D412UH and D220UH are scheduled for delivery in late March 2023. The D2-220H is available for pre-order now with a projected shipping date of March 2023.
Dante AV System
Audinate, Bolin, and Yamaha have joined together to offer a single system that couples Yamaha’s ADECIA Conferencing systems with Bolin’s high-performing 4K and Full HD Dante AV-native PTZ cam- erasww to provide a collaboration system with perfectly-timed audio and video on one network switch. Yamaha ADECIA solutions help overcome challenges with implementation, configuration, and room acoustics by providing all com- ponents required for a successful installation (microphones, speakers, audio processor and switch) and automatic technologies that reduce set up time, costs and complexities. The system offers three microphone options – ceiling, wired tabletop and wireless. Bolin’s D Series Dante AV PTZ cameras, the D412 4K60 and D220 Full HD, provide quality video with extremely low latency and AV synchronization. The D Series Dante AV cameras offer rich color images with quiet and smooth Pan, Tilt, and Zoom capability. These cameras are fully compatible with all existing Dante audio and video systems.
Dante Brooklyn 3
Announced in June at InfoComm 22, the new module is a pin-compatible swap replacement for one of Audinate’s most popular products, Dante Brooklyn 2, which has been redesigned to ensure continuous availability while delivering sup- port for current and future Dante features. The Dante Brooklyn module family is the most widely deployed implementation of Dante and is used in hundreds of products including mixing consoles, DSPs, and amplifiers. The new Dante Brooklyn 3 audio module is available in 8×8 to 64×64 channel SKUs, delivering ultra-low latency networked audio in a complete module supporting the complete suite of Dante audio features. Dante Brooklyn 3 is compatible with all other Dante devices and can be routed, managed, secured and monitored using Dante Controller and Dante Domain Manager.
Dante Domain Manager v1.4
Dante Domain Manager v1.4 supports Dante-enabled video products such as PTZ cameras, HDMI encoders and decoders, and the Dante Studio suite of video tools. With Dante Domain Manager, AV-over-IP systems get IT-level monitoring, security and control. Dante Domain Manager secures Dante networks by enforcing user authentication and roles. It provides organizational tools that allow Dante devices to be split into functionally independent groups (domains) that correspond to rooms, spaces, buildings and more for easier routing and security. Dante Domain Manager coordinates clocking across the entire network, enabling routing of audio and video across IP subnet boundaries for large systems that must span large buildings, multiple studios, or campuses. The Dante Domain Manager dashboard and alerts provide instant status reports on any issues, anywhere on the network. Dante Domain Manager v1.4 is a free update for existing users of Dante Domain Manager with active support agreements. For more information and to download, please visit www.audinate.com/ddm Last month, Audinate also announced subscription pricing tiers for DDM.
Dante AV Ultra
The original Dante AV module has been renamed Dante AV Ultra and is the highest-performing solution in the new Dante AV family. It is designed for applications that need the lowest latency and completely synchronized audio and video, such as image magnification and broadcast contribution. Starting today, all new products based on the original Dante AV module will be Dante AV Ultra branded and current Dante AV products will be rebranded to Dante AV Ultra. The Dante AV family supports IT-level security and monitoring using Dante Domain Manager.
Dante AV-H is a new software solution designed to allow OEMs the ability to incorporate Dante control into existing H.26x-based IP video product designs. Dante AV-H provides IT-level management to cost-effective IP video products such as PTZ cameras, encoders and decoders using Dante Domain Manager. It integrates industry-standard Dante Audio into AV-over-IP products, giving users the ability to independently route audio and video to wherever it is needed using the popular Dante Controller software.
Dante Studio comprises an array of software solutions that bring Dante video features to PCs. With Dante Video RX, computers can receive a video signal from Dante AV transmitters or Dante AV cameras on their network. Dante Video RX supports 1080p resolution, 60 frames per second, system timing and synchronization along with separate routing of video and audio elements. Dante Video RX will soon support 4K video. It fits easily into Dante-based environments operating on standard 1 Gb Ethernet infrastructures. With Dante Video TX, users can create a Dante video stream directly from the PC by capturing the Windows display output. With Video TX, users can share the entire PC screen to the network as a Dante AV flow. Separately, Dante Video Viewer is a stand-alone application to monitor video signals coming from products on the Dante AV network. With this tool users can monitor Dante AV signals without the need for a dedicated video-related application. Additionally, Video Viewer can be used to display a video flow full screen on a PC, turning it into a Dante AV receiver.