Studio Technologies Announces New Dante® Bridge for Network Interconnection

By Media Entertainment Tech Outlook

The Model 5482 Connects up to 64 Channels of Audio Between Independent Local Area Networks

SKOKIE, IL - Audio personnel have adopted the Dante® Audio-over-Ethernet (AoE) protocol as a “go to” method of interconnecting devices using standard Ethernet networks. Dante’s excellent audio quality, flexible features, and simple deployment has encouraged broad adoption among equipment manufacturers. Despite these strengths, interoperability between networks can prove challenging. Studio Technologies, manufacturer of high-quality audio, video, and fiber-optic solutions, announces a simple, yet high performance solution with the Model 5482 Dante Bridge. The unit provides a means of “bridging” up to 64 AoE channels between LANs or Dante domains.

“The Model 5482 is a sophisticated, networked audio device that can alleviate common challenges associated with LAN interconnectivity,” says Gordon Kapes, president of Studio Technologies. “In just a few minutes, professionals can ‘link’ independent audio networks, maintaining superior audio quality while supporting a range of operating parameters.”

Each of the Model 5482’s independent interfaces provide three Gigabit Ethernet network ports, allowing support for both switched and redundant Dante operation along with a separate management network connection. Each “side” of a Model 5482 can be independently configured to match the unique demands of an application. The unit allows up to 64 audio channels to pass in each direction with support for up to 24 bits at 44.1, 48, and 96 kHz sampling rates. Sample-rate-conversion (SRC) capability, implemented in high-speed programmable logic, ensures that audio signals with different sampling rates and timing references can be directly interconnected.