Audinate’s Dante AV is now available as part of new solutions from BOLIN Technology and Patton Electronics. These new products are the first commercially available offerings in the Dante AV video-over-IP networking platform, ushering in a new era of video connectivity over standard 1 Gbps networks. The new offerings are available and can be ordered immediately from the BOLIN and Patton websites.
Dante AV allows manufacturers to add networked video to the industry-leading Dante audio-over-IP platform. It provides the ease-of-use, multi-vendor interoperability, and integrated control experience that customers have come to expect from Dante.
“Today’s announcements from Bolin Technology and Patton Electronics bring the reality of easily managed AV-over-IP to life,” said Aidan Williams, CEO of Audinate. “Complete networked AV systems can now be deployed over 1 Gbps networks with the no-nonsense compatibility, automatic discovery, and one-click signal routing that have made Dante audio the most popular AV networking solution in the world.”
BOLIN Technology, manufacturer of Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) cameras, is now shipping its new D-series PTZ cameras featuring Dante AV. The D-series is available in both HD and 4K resolutions, and are ideal for use in live production, houses of worship, corporate conferencing, higher education, and broadcast.
“With Dante AV, BOLIN is combining 4K60 video, impressively smooth pan, tilt, zoom movement, and extremely low latency with the easy interoperability that Dante is famous for,” said Jennifer Lee, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bolin Technology. “With Dante AV we know our solutions will integrate seamlessly with existing products and deliver professional audio and video over standard 1 Gbps networks. This gives us the confidence to continue offering the very best visual solutions in the world of video-over-IP technology.”
Bolin is also introducing a Dante AV decoder, enabling many types of AV devices to work with a Dante AV network.
Patton Electronics, a US manufacturer and OEM/ODM supplier of networking and connectivity solutions for pro AV and telephony, is now shipping its FPX6000 series of Dante AV-enabled encoders and decoders. This brings network gateways to non-networked AV products such as cameras, monitors, and video editing stations.
“We’re very excited about using the power of Dante AV to develop products the pro AV market craves,” said Buddy Oliver, VP Product Management at Patton. “Patton has worked in everything-over-IP solutions for many years and adding Dante AV to our capabilities makes sense both from a technical standpoint and for our customers. We can’t wait to see the new experiences that Dante AV enables.”
Dante AV Development
While Patton and Bolin are the first manufacturers to bring Dante AV products to market, there are many more manufacturers licensing the technology and actively developing products to add to the interoperable Dante AV ecosystem.
Dante AV development kits are available to all interested manufacturers, and feature complete interoperability with the more than 3,000 Dante-enabled audio products already on the market. Dante AV also uses the same well-known Dante Controller software to configure and manage the system. Dante AV delivers visually lossless results using the JPEG2000 codec and employs a single network PTP clock for accurate time alignment of both audio and video.