Audinate is launching a suite of software applications that facilitate cloud-based broadcast production that combines the tight synchronisation of Dante audio with connectivity to centralised production tools running on cloud instances.
Dante Connect takes the AV-over-IP solution into the cloud so mixing engineers, operators and broadcast A1s can use it with production and editing suites accessed from anywhere, said the company.
It transports audio to and from production software running in cloud-based virtual machines (VMs) that can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection. Benefits of Dante Connect include:
- Local Dante devices connect directly to cloud services.
- 256 channels of audio per VM
- Dante audio between cloud VMs allows endless expansion of capabilities.
- Extend Dante Connect across multiple instances and regions for worldwide coverage.
- Remote monitoring allows producers to check on audio over a lightweight webRTC connection without risk of interruption to source channels.
Audinate has already secured a number of key partners that are offering support for Dante Connect, including Amazon Web Services, Waves, Audiotonix, Riedel and HHB Communications.
“Dante Connect lets broadcasters easily capture, mix and produce audio with efficient REMI workflows,” said Bryce Dunn, senior director of product management at Audinate. “It reduces the need for expensive OB trucks and ground crew and lets talented mixing engineers work from wherever they are located using centralised resources. This lowers expenses and enables many more events to be cost-effectively produced.”