Portland, OR April 15th, 2010 Audinate announced that its high performance Dante digital networking connected the sound system during the recent Olympics. A network of more than 100 Dante-enabled devices transported the audio signals throughout the opening and closing ceremonies, at the BC Place Stadium located in Vancouver, British Columbia. The 2010 Olympics was the first Olympics to have its opening ceremony held indoors. Dante was used in 6 Lab.gruppen PLM10000Qs as Dante transmitters, 3 transmitting the 6 main audio signals, 3 others transmitting the same 6 signals for redundancy. The signals were distributed via Dante to 104 Lab.gruppen PLM10000Q/PLM14000 amplifiers mounted on trusses in the air, all receiving the Dante signals via a fiber optic Ethernet network.
Canadian K.D Lang mesmerized the crowd with her rendition of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ during the Opening Ceremony, Bryan Adams and Nelly Furtado performed a song called 'Bang the Drum'. Audinate's Dante networking delivered low latency uncompressed audio over a standard IP Ethernet network with sample accurate synchronization. The PLM amplifiers were driving a total of 96 Clair i-5 speaker cabinets and 96 Clair i-3 speaker cabinets arranged in two concentric rings to cover the entire Vancouver dome.
The whole system was used during the opening and closing ceremonies, and part of the system was used during the medal ceremonies. All 104 Dante enabled PLMs in the air received each audio signal through 5 paths for maximum redundancy. In total, two million watts of amplification were transmitted over standard gigabit switches.
Audinate revolutionizes the way that AV systems are connected by transporting high quality media over standard IT networks. Using Audinate's patent pending networking solution, digital media networking just got easy. Audinate’s solution has been licensed by customers across the AV industry and can be found in installations and live sound applications globally. Audinate offices are located in US and Australia.