Yamaha adopts Audinate’s Dante AV technology
June 11, 2019. Shizuoka, Japan. – Yamaha Corporation announces that it has adopted Audinate's Dante AV Product Design suite for integrated AV over IP audio/video technology. Yamaha’s product team has begun concrete studies for an exciting suite of new products targeted for the Pro AV market based on the newly announced Dante AV products. Initial Yamaha AV products will center around applications requiring the need to breakout and distribute audio and video signals, while maintaining tight synchronization throughout the facility or venue.
Dante AV solves the problem of networked video and audio synchronization by utilizing a single network clock for sub-microsecond accuracy. Dante is an IP routable Layer 3 technology that allows you to use standard IT network switches and cabling that are readily available, making it possible to build highly reliable networks while minimizing equipment costs. The Dante AV Product Design Suite includes the industry leading intoPix JPEG2000 codec which is capable of supporting 4K/60 4:4:4 video for visually lossless results with low latency.
Dante AV is an integrated audio and video networking solution, bringing all the benefits that have made Dante the market-leading audio over IP solution to video: discovery, ease-of-use and integrated control. Dante AV enables complete interoperability with the nearly 2,000 Dante-enabled audio products already on the market. With Dante AV, audio and video signals are independently routable in a single, easy-to-use interface using the Dante Controller software.
In recent years, with the development of IT infrastructure, "Pro AV", which combines audio and video, is rapidly advancing. AV over IP provides a much more flexible cost-effective solution. Dante AV is a truly groundbreaking technology that seamlessly integrates video transmission and routing over existing 1 Gbps Dante networks.
Yamaha and Audinate have been collaborating for nearly a decade. Yamaha first supported the Dante audio network technology with the Mini-YGDAI card "DANTE-MY16-AUD" released in 2010. In 2012, Dante interfaces became a standard installed feature on CL Series digital mixing consoles, and the revolutionary system that realized digital audio transmission of I/O units with Layer 3 Audio over IP technology, changed the common sense of the industry greatly. Yamaha has subsequently introduced a number of Dante-compatible products, such as the RIVAGE PM series of flagship digital mixing systems, the MTX / MRX series of matrix processors, and the VXL series of PoE line array speakers.
“The collaboration with Audinate over the past 10 years has been extremely beneficial to Yamaha,” stated Yoshi Tsugawa, Senior General Manager of Yamaha Audio Business Division. “Having a commercially supported complete networking solution provides customers a trusted solution. Taking advantage of Audinate’s expertise in digital networking has transformed networked audio and we anticipate Dante AV will deliver the same benefits for networked video in the Pro AV industry.”
“We are honored that Yamaha has selected Dante AV for their new product line. Yamaha has an amazing history of developing innovative high-quality digital products,” stated Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. “By adding Dante video into Yamaha products, the distribution of audio and video will become easier for customers to deploy integrated audio and video capabilities.”