Audinate, the makers of Dante have announced a line of miniature Dante adapters. These tiny adapters look like they have reduced a network node to its bare minimum with an RJ45 at one end and breakout connectors on short tails at the other. These adapters will offer a way to integrate existing, non-Dante hardware into a Dante network.
Dante AVIO adapters are available for 3 popular types of audio I/O:
Ease of Use
Like any Dante device, but unlike AES67 streams, AVIO adapters are automatically discovered and ready to use when connected, and no separate power supplies are required – just use a common PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch and Dante AVIO adapters are ready to go. The USB adapter can also be powered via USB.
One of the things which has made Dante so popular is that all Dante devices are compatible, something which can't be said of some AoIP systems. All Dante AVIO adapters are fully compatible with Dante Domain Manager for IT-level security and management. AES67 is supported for connection to non-Dante networks.
Dante AVIO Analog Input
Dante AVIO Analog Adapters allow you to use the audio gear you already own with your Dante network. Don’t abandon trusted compressors, equalizers or analog power amplifiers - adapt them to the world of audio networking with Dante AVIO.
Dante AVIO USB
The Dante AVIO USB Adapter lets you connect any computer to a Dante audio network with zero software installation, and can be used with any audio application for playout or recording. Ideal for conference rooms and presentation events.
- Easy audio drop-point for laptops in conference settings, no need to reconfigure your Dante network for different computers
- Record or playout 2-channel audio from any PC or Mac with no additional software at all
- Connect mobile devices to a Dante network (with USB adapters)
Dante AVIO Analog Output
Dante AVIO Analog Adapters are available as balanced line-level single or dual-channel input or output adapters, with high-quality XLR connectors. Use the Analog Dante AVIO Adapters to add Dante networking to analog amplifiers, powered loudspeakers, signal processors, music players or any other analog audio device, for hum-free digital signal distribution throughout your audio network.
Dante AVIO AES3
The Dante AVIO AES3/EBU Adapter supports 2x2 channels, with high-quality XLR input and output connectors and built-in asynchronous sample rate conversion. Use the AES3 Dante AVIO Adapters to add Dante networking to amplifiers, speaker processors, mixing consoles, video systems and more.