Issue 26

New Features Added to Dante Connect

Improvements include SSL and Google Cloud partnerships.


11 April 2024

Audinate Group has announced significant new additions to Dante Connect, its cloud-based Dante audio transport solution for broadcasters. New features and capabilities include remote contribution options, native Dante software integration, cloud deployment platform options, and new resellers.

Dante Connect is a suite of software applications that facilitate cloud-based broadcast production and is a powerful platform for A1s and mixing engineers, combining the familiarity, ease of use and tight synchronization of Dante audio with seamless connectivity to centralized production tools running on cloud instances.

Dante Connect adds WebRTC-powered remote contribution functionality to the existing uncompressed Dante audio transport streams. The remote contribution feature allows Dante sources connected to the internet worldwide to be captured as an audio source, giving customers a new, lower-bandwidth option to easily add a commentator or any other audio stream to the broadcast. This high-quality compressed source is transmitted using WebRTC functionality, ensuring the highest quality possible without requiring expensive dedicated transmission lines. Paired with the existing remote monitoring functionality, broadcasters gain new options for production staff to monitor, contribute to and produce content remotely.

Audinate has also joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage as a partner in the build engagement model, enabling customer flexibility to deploy audio transmission and production with Dante Connect in Google Cloud environments.

“Dante Connect on Google Cloud provides broadcasters with more options to meet their production flexibility and cost-saving goals in any deployment configuration. We are proud to have Audinate as a partner serving the demanding broadcast market,” said Kip Schauer, Global Head of Media & Entertainment and Gaming Partnerships at Google Cloud.

Solid State Logic (SSL) has introduced its first native cloud implementation of Dante in their new System T cloud mixer. This virtualized Tempest audio processing and control solution is designed for live-to-air broadcast audio production. The System T cloud mixer provides up to 256 processing paths, supporting stereo, 5.1 and immersive formats, all controlled via hardware or software interfaces from any location. By utilizing the Dante Connect SDK within their virtual DSP, SSL was able to directly integrate and route Dante inputs and outputs within the System T cloud mixer.

“At SSL, we aim to provide technology that enables our customers to work efficiently. By natively integrating Dante into the System T cloud mixer using the Dante Connect SDK, we were able to provide the best, most efficient user experience with Dante Connect,” said Tom Knowles, Director of Product Management at Solid State Logic.

Alpha joins the Audinate reseller program, supporting the integration and sale of Dante Connect. Alpha is an industry leader with over 50 years of experience integrating technology to create exceptional experiences for a range of clients. Alpha joins existing Dante Connect resellers, Advanced Systems Group (ASG), Diversified, and HHB Communications.

“We’re delighted to be a partner bringing Dante audio transport technology to the cloud. Production solutions are constantly evolving to best meet customer needs for production flexibility and cost effectiveness, and Dante Connect is an expanding, robust platform we’re excited to share with our customers,” said Bryan Nelson, Senior Sales Executive of Alpha.

To learn more about Dante Connect, visit the Dante Connect webpage.  


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