Audinate has announced the availability of its Dante Via software, targeting end-users, integrators, consultants and sound engineers across a wide range of markets in Dante-based networking.
Dante Via connects any audio application or device from a computer to a Dante network, supporting USB, FireWire or Thunderbolt devices – including microphones, legacy mixing consoles and I/O boxes . The software also allows a Dante network to be created without the need for dedicated Dante hardware, providing a straightforward approach to routing audio using only computers. Using an intuitive drag-and -drop interface, Dante Via enables discovery and connection of devices and applications.
The software allows integrators, engineers and end-users to create and extend audio systems using cost-effective computer based networked I/O to virtually anywhere. Its ability to network software applications makes it simple for commonly-used applications, such as media players, to be individually played out across a public facility. The software isolates audio from one application – eliminating use of a computer’s general audio output.
‘The culture of Audinate has long been centered on inventing products that facilitate networked convergence, and Dante Via is the latest ground-breaking solution,’ says Audinate CEO, Lee Ellison. ‘Dante Via is the bridge from analogue to digital that makes networking the millions of legacy USB, Firewire and Thunderbolt devices literally as easy as drag-and-drop.’
The software runs on PCs running Windows 7, 8.1 or 10, and Mac OS-X10.9.5 or higher. It supports up to a total of 48 source and 48 destination channels, and stereo I/O for up to eight simultaneous applications.