PreSonus has announced that the company has licensed Audinate's Dante digital-media networking technology and will incorporate Dante into optional networking cards for several of its new products.
Audinate's patented Dante solution is a combination of software, hardware, and standard TCP/IP protocols designed to transport many channels of high-resolution, uncompressed, low-latency digital media over relatively long distances and to multiple locations, using a standard 100 Mbps or 1 Gb Ethernet network. It is becoming the solution of choice for a variety of professional applications because it delivers tightly synchronized, sample-accurate playback while simplifying installation and configuration of AV networks.
PreSonus CEO Jim Mack told Sonic State, "Networking and integrated systems are essential to the solutions we're developing and currently delivering to our customers. Audinate's Dante technology will allow us to enhance the connectivity, control, and system monitoring of our entire line of live and studio products. The hardware and software systems that we currently offer become that much more powerful when the entire system can be connected and accessed through this network. And best of all, Dante is not a technology out on the horizon that will be here some day. It is here today, and our first products on the platform will be on the market this year."
"PreSonus has built a reputation for developing a great line of innovative products, and as a result has become one of the fastest-growing equipment manufacturers in the pro-audio industry," says Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. "We are pleased to work with PreSonus in providing Dante as a complete networking solution for its industry-leading products."
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