Signal distribution and Networking.
The benefits for a networked audio system approach are clear:
- less cabling
- efficient infrastructure
- cost savings
- system flexibility
- improved interoperability and simple signal routing
but networking means more to d&b than just an audio transport solution. A complete d&b solution ensures comprehensive remote control capabilities, efficient audio networking possibilities and seamless interoperability and integration with other devices. To this end, d&b is wholly committed to open standards, while also offering support for other relevant protocols, such as Dante. Ultimately the goal is to establish a choice of products and protocols for d&b users, to ensure the optimum fit for each system and application.
Dante, created by Audinate, is a combination of protocols, hardware and software, that are designed for the transport of audio over IP networks. d&b offers several products with integrated Dante audio networking.
MILAN is an open standard interoperability solution based on Audio Video Bridging (AVB) technology. Together with AVID, L-Acoustics, Meyer Sound, and Biamp, among others, d&b has defined the specifications for achieving seamless interoperation between any product implementing MILAN.
The industry standard control protocol Open Control Architecture (OCA/AES70) allows the entire d&b system to be integrated in control tools familiar to the end user, system designer, and integrator, with maximum efficiency and no compromise.