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Audinate’s Dante Plays Major Role in This Year’s Sinus Award at PL+S

Monday, 04 April 2011
Audinate’s Dante Plays Major Role in This Year’s Sinus Award at PL+S

Audinate’s Dante Plays Major Role in This Year’s Sinus Award at PL+S

Portland, OR. May 04, 2011- The prestigious ‘Sinus – Systems Integration Award’ was presented this year at ProLight+Sound to Hartman+Mathias Partnership for equipping the Westend and Riedberg campuses in Frankfurt am Main of the Goethe University. The aim of the 'Sinus – Systems Integration Award' is to honor planning, creativity and the implementation of those plans in solving complex problems. The Riedberg Campus was the first project in Germany to use Audinate’s Dante solution as the audio network.

"We decided to use Dante because we didn´t want to face the restrictions associated with other digital networking solutions", explains Detlef Hartmann of Hartmann + Mathias Partnership. "Furthermore, Dante is a self-configuring system, so you don´t have to assign an individual IP-address to every component involved. Latency in Dante is very small, and many channels can easily be transmitted between different buildings and different campus with no problems. It’s truly is plug and play”.

In the system designed for the Riedberg Campus Dante networking is enabled in all the Peavey MediaMatrix NION n6 and NION n3 units through a special NIO-8 ml II audio card. To handle a large number of channels, multiple NION-units are coupled together via Peavey's proprietary MediaMatrix X-DAB-Bus (up to 512 channels). 96 audio channels are used to meet the requirements of the "Central Infrastructure Center" at Riedberg. For the project QFlex manufacturer Tannoy has provided a version of its steerable loudspeaker columns with Dante interfaces. This allows loudspeakers in the lecture halls and in selected classrooms to be connected to the system directly.

“Stefan Mathias of the Hartmann + Mathias Partnership remarks, “We are able to do Layer 3 routing easily and efficiently which we couldn’t do with other networking technologies. Dante’s compatibility with AVB standards promises a secure investment for the University’s future, which is one of the main reasons we decided to go with Dante”.

We are delighted to have been a part of this prestigious implementation and award,” says John McMahon, VP of Worldwide Sales and Support for Audinate. “ We are extremely happy to report that more and more consultants and integrators are leveraging the benefits of Dante around the globe and this is a high profile example of the power Dante brings to the solution. Also a sincere congratulations goes out to Hartman+Mathias”

Audinate delivers a no-hassle, self configuring, true plug-and-play digital audio network that uses standard internet protocols. Audinate’s Dante system offers a market leading solution today, while future-proofing implementations by providing a migration path to upgrade to new standards such as the IEEE Audio Video Bridging (“AVB”).

(hires image upon request- image: Riedberg Campus: Goethe University-Frankfurt, Germany )

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About Hartman+Mathias

Hartmann+Mathias Partnership is a consulting and planning company for all aspects of digital audio-visual communication solutions. Our clients include private industry projects as well as public institutions such as universities, concert halls and sport arenas. We are members of InfoComm International and are based in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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