FOR-A launches FA-96DNT Dante audio networking interface

FOR-A has launched the FA‑96DNT, an optional Dante audio networking interface for the FA-9600 multi-purpose signal processor.

With its new I/O card, the FA-9600 video processor is now integrated with embed and de-embed support for 32 I/O channels of Dante audio.

Available for preorder, the FA-96DNT includes individual mapping to Dante output and gain adjustment for each channel. Its primary and secondary RJ45 terminals provide redundancy or daisy-chain connection; when there is a problem on the primary line, the FA-96DNT offers automatic changeover to the secondary line. When equipped with the FA-96DNT, the FA-9600 offers inter-conversion among Dante, AES, HDMI, and SDI embedded audio sources.

“Developed by Audinate, Dante has become an industry standard for delivering multiple channels of lossless audio over a standard IP network. It’s a popular choice for houses of worship and other video production applications,” commented Ken Truong, president at FOR-A. “With the new FA-96DNT, we can manage the most popular audio formats within a single FA-9600 unit.”

The FA-9600 is said to simplify conversion of multiple formats, including 12G, 4K (UHD), 1080p, and HD/SD. Users can switch between simultaneous 4K/HD mode with single-channel up/down conversion or dual HD mode with dual-channel up/down conversion. It also provides HDR and wide colour gamut support, as well as a wide range of audio processing.

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