Sennheiser signs up to Dante

With comfortably north of 100 licensees worldwide, Audinate’s Dante media networking technology is fast assuming a dominant status in the AV networking debate. Now Sennheiser has become the latest audio giant to announce its support for the increasingly ubiquitous technology.

The first product to make use of the network technology will be the company’s Digital 9000 wireless microphone system. A Dante-enabled expansion card for the receiver will be launched in summer 2014.

The decision to support Dante follows hot on the heels of a partnership agreement with ALC NetworX GmbH pertaining to its Ravenna technology – a networking solution that has enjoyed particular traction in the broadcast community. Sennheiser has also been a member of the AVB (Audio Video Bridging)-promoting AVnu Alliance since 2010.

“The future belongs to digital networking. We see the digital distribution of audio and control signals becoming more and more widespread in all areas of production,” says Claus Menke, head of portfolio management pro for Sennheiser’s Professional Division. “The flexibility and modularity of our Digital 9000 wireless system allows the seamless integration of networking technologies, making this and subsequent microphone systems a future-proof investment.”

“Sennheiser is recognised globally for its uncompromised performance,” comments Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. “The Sennheiser Digital 9000 microphone receiver combined with Audinate’s Dante networking further enriches the broad suite of Dante products available for audio over IP networks in broadcast, live sound, theatre, and professional audio markets.”

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