Alcorn McBridge adds Dante networking option to Binloop product family
Alcorn McBride has announced that is Binloop family of products (Digital Binloop, A/V Binloop, A/V Binloop HD) now sports a Dante option. The products can synchronise up to 32 channels of audio (sample accurate), 16 channels of Standard-Definition video (frame-accurate), and eight channels of HD video (frame-accurate) without any need for an external sync source or control system. Multiple Binloop products can be combined to achieve more audio and video channels. These scalable devices offer flexible control along with audio options for CobraNet and now Dante.
Alcorn McBride partnered with Audinate to offer Dante, its patented media networking solution that makes digital media networking easy. Dante delivers a no hassle, self-configuring, true plug-and-play digital audio network using standard Internet Protocols Gigabit Ethernet. It distributes digital audio plus integrated control data with sub-millisecond latency, sample-accurate playback synchronisation, extreme reliability, and high channel counts. Dante has been licensed by customers across the AV industry and can be found in fixed installations, live sound, broadcast and recording applications globally.
“The addition of Dante provides a higher channel count and lower latency, and in a distributed audio system lower latency means greater accuracy,” says Alcorn McBride director of sales, Larry Howard. “Dante will also incorporate the AVB (AV Bridging) protocol in the future to complement Dante’s rich feature set. Dante puts us on a good path to the future.”
Dante has become the fastest growing networking solution, notes Howard: “By offering the Dante option we gain more access to our customers who are designing Dante networks. Customers will be able to network Binloop products with their Dante-enabled systems.”