Allen & Heath and Audinate showed a DanteTM networking audio interface card for the iLive digital mixing series at PLASA 2010. The Dante audio interface card allows iLive systems to work with Audinate's Dante audio networking solution, providing capacity for 64x64 bi-directional audio with full network redundancy. iLive MixRacks and modular surfaces with the RAB2 module can be fitted with the new slot-in card. A Dante Virtual Soundcard license will be included with purchases of the card, turning a PC or Mac into a Dante enabled device.
"We know from our customers that there are many iLive users who want to be able to integrate with Dante," stated Glenn Rogers, Managing Director of Allen & Heath. "We have been pleased to work with Audinate in the development of their new 64 channel module, which will provide a great solution." Audinate revolutionizes the way network systems are connected by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Its Dante products delivers a no hassle, self-configuring, true plug-and-play digital audio network that uses standard Internet Protocols. Dante offers a market leading solution today, while de-risking the future by providing a migration path to upgrade to new standards such as the IEEE Audio Video Bridging (AVB). Allen & Heath's iLive digital mixing series comprises several Control Surface and MixRack variants, which can be mixed and matched in any combination and share the same firmware.