Dante Protocol
Dante Protocol

Created by Australian company, Audinate, Dante is a combination of software, hardware, and network protocols that delivers uncompressed, multi-channel, low-latency digital audio over a standard Ethernet network.

Dante replaces traditional point to point audio and video cables with a computer network, effortlessly sending video or hundreds of channels of audio over slender Ethernet cables with perfect digital fidelity.

Not only does Dante remove the need for so many different connectors and cumbersome, often expensive cable types, but it can handle hundreds of audio channels using just one low cost CAT5 cable. Great for new building projects but, where there is an established network, it also makes it easy to add or extend an audio system into areas of a site previously unsupported with traditional audio cable routing.

All connections are managed with software, making routes fast, readable and reliable.

Signals can be sent between any devices sharing the same network, no matter where they are located on a site, without any change to the wiring at all.

Power over Ethernet (POE) and power injector devices can also provide power for equipment with low energy demands.

Dante systems are easily expanded; it’s simply a case of connecting additional devices to any available network jack.

Many of the commercial audio products we sell are Dante compatible or can be converted with the addition of a Dante ‘card’. Please contact us for further information.

Here’s an introductory video from Audinate about the Dante Protocol.