The benefits for a networked audio approach are clear: less cabling, efficient infrastructure, improved interoperability and simple routing. But networking means more to d&b than just an audio transport solution. d&b systems can receive audio via Ethernet through the Dante transport protocol using the DS10 Audio network bridge. This 1 RU device provides 16 AES3 outputs, 4 AES3 inputs and an integrated 5-port switch providing advanced functions such as redundancy, VLANs and multicast filtering. The four channel d&b amplifiers are controlled using the OCA/AES70 (Open Control Architecture protocol) via Ethernet. Using the DS10, remote control data and audio signals are transported using a single network cable. Convenient audio networking ensuring Dante enabled devices integrate seamlessly with the d&b system approach.
Channel routing for Dante audio transport networking is done within the Dante Controller software, available to download here. d&b amplifiers are controlled using the R1 Remote control software via the d&b Remote network. Further information is available here.