With more content booming into the entertainment sector, media companies will require more tools to empower them to manage and produce even more content, said Audinate
As a provider of digital audio networking technologies, Audinate has been developing Dante-enabled products that ensure interoperability between audio devices, thus bridging the gap between IT networking with the proAV industry. Particularly in the media sector, the adoption of audio-over-IP (AoIP) has been increasingly embraced by the installed sound, live, radio and broadcast industries.
Joshua Rush, senior vice-president of marketing and products, Audinate, explained: “Workflow in the broadcast ecosystem is critical to the economics, efficiency and effectiveness of the broadcast enterprise. Audio is obviously a central element of the experience and, as such, AoIP is widely seen as an answer to the workflow requirements of an evolved broadcast ecosystem.
“The development of AoIP in Asia-Pacific has facilitated multi-channel audio production and products — especially in sports and live events — versioning in multiple languages and workflows that facilitate a decentralised broadcast enterprise capable of producing more content than ever before imaginable.”
Audinate has developed Dante Domain Manager, a network management software that enables user authentication, role-based security and audit capabilities for Dante networks while allowing expansion of Dante systems over any network infrastructure. Available in three editions — Silver, Gold and Platinum — all editions enable the creation of Dante domains to isolate and organise audio devices, user accounts, cross-subnet routing of audio, and administrative features to monitor user actions and system status in key areas.
Dante Domain Manager is further equipped with a configurable dashboard that provides users the visibility to various system health and status metrics, including clocking and subscription status, service status, host server performance, and configuration change alerts.
Rush concluded: “I think that securing the audio production network used to be a like-to-have just 12 months ago, but now it’s a must-have for many, if not all, the broadcasters we speak with. That’s a major development and one we’re addressing with the recent introduction of Dante Domain Manager.
“All production professionals in the Asia-Pacific region are required by C-leadership to secure the network as tightly as possible. It’s what many are coming to us for — looking to deploy Dante and Dante Domain Manager as expeditiously as possible.”