Audinate has released a major update of Dante firmware, version 4.0, for Brooklyn II Dante modules. The new firmware provides support for Dante Domain Manager (DDM), performance improvements and bug fixes, the company said. The firmware release allows manufacturers to provide field upgrades for products they have already launched so they can fully participate in Dante […]
When it comes to intercoms for use in television production, the ability to move from fixed positions while doing video and audio production work and the development of audio-over-IP standards are the two most important trends over the past year, says Simon Browne, director of product management at Clear-Com. “Some of that is being solved […]
Audio DSP systems manufacturer Symetrix has joined the Media Networking Alliance, the MNA announced today. Symetrix’ products include Dante-enabled DSPs. MNA is a nonprofit that promotes adoption of the AES67 audio networking interoperability standard. More information is available on the MNA website.
Two weeks ago in this space, I posted “AES67: Are Two Ships Passing In The Night?,” an interview with Aidan Williams, CTO of Audinate, regarding AES67 and the ramifications of having four separate system discovery options as part of the audio-over-IP standard. The underlying issue, according to Williams, is that having different system discovery options can lead […]
“Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness…” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Tales of a Wayside Inn A funny thing happened on the way to IP audio interoperability. The Audio Engineering Society committee that developed the AES67 standard for IP […]
Quicklink, a U.K.-based company specializing in IP transport of audio and video for live and recorded field contribution, has begun to ship Quicklink TX, a 19-inch rack-mounted hardware product, which converts Skype calls into video and audio signals for use by media professionals. Quicklink TX leverages Microsoft’s Skype TX software and offers SD/HD-SDI input and output […]
Yesterday, I wrote about NewTek shipping TalkShow — a professional implementation of Skype video calling that allows broadcasters to integrate those calls into their programs without suffering through the drawbacks that can accompany the consumer version of Skype. Today, the focus shifts to the audio capabilities of the newly shipping product. Audinate, the company that […]