ADTECHNO has announced the Dante Ultra AV Encoder/Decoder. This encoder synchronizes audio and video with low latency at the highest quality available. The ADTECHNO website lists the encoder at $1699, and the decoder for $1999.
The Dante AV Ultra Lineup
From the press release, the Dante AV Ultra Encoder and Decoder lineup is listed as such: DAV-01HT, DAV-01HR, DAV-01ST, and DAV-01SR. These cutting-edge devices embody a state-of-art AV over IP solution, meticulously developed to align with Audinate’s Dante AV Ultra standard widely acknowledged as the industry standard for Media over IP. These devices facilitate the transmission of 8-channel audio, up to 4Kp60 4:4:4 video, USB, IR, and RS-422 serial commands over a 1GbE network.
What sets them apart is the seamless integration with the renowned Dante Controller software, enabling AV professionals to effortlessly manage and route each signal individually, providing a streamlined and efficient workflow for audio and video distribution.
The Dante AV Ultra Encoder, DAV-01ST, features 12G-SDI and HDMI input ports (HDMI exclusive to DAV-01HT), converting video and audio into signals. Notably, it includes dedicated output ports for each input, supporting loop-out connections for signal verification on preview displays and seamless integration with other video transmission equipment.
Conversely, the Dante AV Ultra Decoder, DAV-01SR, stands out with dual 12G-SDI and HDMI output ports per channel (DAV-01HR exclusively offering dual HDMI output). This configuration allows the simultaneous conversion of Dante signals into both 12G-SDI and HDMI, with simultaneous output through all four ports, catering to simultaneous video output to multiple displays and AV devices.
Features – All models
All models come equipped with a 2.0-inch IPS panel, offering video preview and audio level meter displays. Moreover, users can access Dante settings menus for adjustments such as sampling rate and latency using an intuitive rotary switch knob. The addition of a headphone jack facilitates audio monitoring, allowing users to confirm received audio through headphones.
Dante AV Ultra enables the transmission of intricate 4K60 graphical content with high quality, visually lossless results and extremely low latency. Tailored for professional audiovisual environments such as stadiums, arenas, theaters, churches, schools, offices, and boardrooms, this solution prioritizes minimal latency in both video and audio, ensuring optimal performance in demanding settings.
Dante AV Ultra Encoder and Decoder feature highlights
Transport up to 4K HDR UHD video sources (3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz 4:4:4, 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz 4:4:4, and 4K @ 60Hz 4:4:4) with imperceptible subframe latency over 1GbE Network.
Advanced signal management for independent routing of audio, video, USB / KVM, RS-422 and IR.
ProAV-optimized Colibri codec preserves visually lossless quality for graphical and video contents.
Utilizing a single network clock enables perfect audio and video synchronization.
The DAV-01ST features 12G-SDI and HDMI input ports (HDMI exclusive to DAV-01HT).
The DAV-01SR features dual 12G-SDI and HDMI output ports per channel (DAV-01HR exclusively offering dual HDMI output).
2.0-inch IPS screen for video images preview, audio level meters and Dante setting feature.
Incoming audio check using a headphone output.
Auto-downscaling and HDCP revision conversion on HDMI output ports.
HDCP 1.x/2.x compliant with advanced EDID management.
PoE+ (30W IEEE802.3at PoE+) or DC (12V) power to power the device.
EIA Rack mountable – 1U half-rack width.
Compatible with Dante Controller, Dante Studio and Dante Domain Manager (DDM).
Comments from Audinate, collaborator with ADTECHNO:
“We are delighted to announce ADTECHNO’s entry into the Dante AV family,” Wim Roose, Audinate Senior Product Manager. “Recognized as a leading force in the Professional AV domain, ADTECHNO brings a fresh perspective to our ecosystem with their dedication to delivering end-user-centric solutions. The introduction of the Dante AV Ultra Encoder and Decoder marks a significant leap in ushering next-gen capabilities. These products, specifically designed for critical environments like stadiums, arenas, theaters, and places of worship, exemplify ADTECHNO’s commitment to seamless and high-quality audiovisual experiences. Our collaborative journey with ADTECHNO is one we value, and we eagerly anticipate the continuous unveiling of innovative Dante AV products in the days to come.”
Pricing and Availability
Dante AV Ultra encoder and decoder, DAV-01HT, DAV-01HR, DAV-01ST, DAV-01SR and EIA rack mount kit are available for pre-order from today.
DAV-01HT and DAV-01HR for $1,699 US MSRP
DAV-01ST and DAV-01SR for $1,999 US MSRP
Bracket kit for $120 US MSRP
ADTECHNO’s Dante AV will also be showcased at ISE 2024 in booth 5G840.