Audinate Dante card
Inter-M, South Korea–based P.A. and installed sound manufacturer, will begin collaborating with Audinate to produce a line of products that will feature Dante, the latter’s patented media-networking technology.
Inter-M manufactures P.A. systems, consoles, speakers, wireless systems and microphones that are in use throughout Korea in stadiums, performing arts centers and houses of worships. “We believe having Dante in our systems gives us a definite competitive advantage” says Wonho Lee, director of R&D at Inter-M. “We selected Dante because it provides us with an audio-over-IP solution today, and Audinate is the only company that can offer a viable transition path to AVB for the future.”
Inter-M plans to use Dante end-to-end throughout its systems, from Dante-enabled paging microphones, through mixers and distribution units, to Dante-enabled powered speakers. Other manufacturers who have brought Dante into its systems include DiGiCo, Yamaha, Peavey, Crest Audio, JoeCo and others.
Audinate delivers a self-configuring, plug-and-play digital audio network that uses standard Internet protocols. Audinate’s Dante system offers a solution for today while future-proofing implementations by providing a migration path to upgrade to new standards such as the IEEE Audio Video Bridging (“AVB”).
Dante recently took home the Best Pro Audio Technology of the Year award at the 2011 PALME Middle East exhibition. “As there are a lot of great other technologies in the audio industry, it is quite an honor to be recognized for the advancements of our digital media networking solution,” says Audinate CEO Lee Ellison. “We believe that our recognition is a result of the many OEM partners who have embraced Dante for their products as the networking solution of choice for today’s networks and as they move to AVB.”