AEQ announced that it has entered into a license agreement with Audinate to develop its broadcast products with Dante digital media networking. AEQ manufactures communications equipment, automation systems, audio mixers, and routing systems for the radio and television broadcast markets.
Built on existing networking protocols and standards, Audinate’s Dante technology is a plug and play networking solution which delivers ultra-low latency, tightly synchronized media, while simplifying installation and configuration of digital media networks. With over 3.5 million Dante channels shipped last year, Dante has rapidly become the leading media networking solution.
Dante networking is widely accepted among broadcast and pro audio manufacturers because it is a self-configuring network that uses standard Internet Protocols over both 100Mbps and 1 Gigabit Ethernet. Set-up is easy, with devices that automatically discover one another and one-click signal routing with user-editable names. Dante has now been adopted by more than 100 OEMs, with over 175 Dante products to choose from and more being launched all the time.
“AEQ made a strategic decision to implement IP for its audio networking solutions a few years ago.“, says Miguel Sancho, Director of R&D at AEQ. “Now with Dante the AEQ line of products will be providing tight synchronization with ultra-low latency, secure, real-time networked IP Audio with interoperability to a large number of products from the most prestigious manufacturers in the world.” Sancho adds, “Audinate’s team are the trusted networking experts, and Dante offers a very quick and highly efficient way to add value to our current range of products with Audio over IP networking capabilities.”
“AEQ was able to integrate Dante in a matter of weeks to get its product ready to demonstrate at the IBC 2013 in Amsterdam”, remarks Lee Ellison, Audinate CEO. “Audinate’s Dante solution has again proven to be the easiest and most reliable implementation for an IP audio solution for OEMs,” Ellison adds. “We are pleased to work with a leader in the broadcast market like AEQ, who recognizes that networking matters.”