Audinate’s Dante Ready launches in market with K-array Amplifiers

Reaffirming its market leadership in professional-grade audio and video IP networking solutions, Audinate (ASX:AD8) have announced the first of Dante Ready, a licensing program that empowers end-users to add channels of Dante audio to supported products in the field. The first deployment is with K-array, the professional audio powerhouse, on its new Kommander, Thunder and Mugello amplifiers that have been showcased at Integrated Systems Europe in Barcelona in May.

According to Laurence Crew, Audinate Senior Product Manager, the early adoption of Dante Ready by one of the most ambitious and innovative brands in professional audio underscores the commercial potential of customer activated Dante channels. “We are truly excited about the possibilities that Dante Ready enables for manufacturers and customers alike, giving them the flexibility to add Dante channels and features when they need them. As one of the most innovative companies in the AV industry, K-array is the perfect partner to launch this revolutionary new service.”

Dante Ready is available for devices built using the Dante Embedded Platform, a software implementation of Dante audio designed for Linux-based audio appliances. Dante Ready lets customers activate Dante as software online while devices are in the field, purchasing only as many channels of Dante audio as they require — from 2x2 to 64x64. Once activated, the product license never expires and can be expanded as needed through later purchases. All purchases are routed through Audinate’s secure payment system.

The Kommander Series amplifiers are a new chapter for K-array boasting cloud-based technologies thanks to the Integrated Electronic Brain on board each amp, coinciding with the launch of Dante Ready. More than a traditional DSP, the built-in microelectronics driven by the integrated operating system feature expansive sound processing and complete user control over the system performance: Volumes, Signal Routing, Presets as well as a complete USB player, are directly manageable from the device via a mobile app and dedicated professional interface.

About Audinate Group Limited

Audinate Group Limited (ASX:AD8) has a vision to pioneer the future of AV. Audinate’s award winning Dante AV over IP networking solution is the worldwide leader and used extensively in the professional live sound, commercial installation, broadcast, public address, and recording industries. Dante replaces traditional analogue cables by transmitting perfectly synchronized AV signals across large distances, to multiple locations at once, using nothing more than an Ethernet cable. Audinate is headquartered in Australia and has regional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium and Hong Kong. Dante technology powers products available from hundreds of leading audio and video partners around the world. The company’s ordinary shares are traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) under the ticker code AD8.

The Kommander amplifier is a lightweight and robust stainless steel unit that can be rack mounted occupying 2U. The amplifier is equipped with optical limiters and various protections on the signal - overcurrent, short circuit and on the system temperature to ensure maximum performance and best reliability.

To be the first to use Audiante’s Dante Ready activation is a great privilege. Every aspect of K-array’s experience and expertise has been poured into the Kommander. Our all-new, High-Performance amplifiers deliver all of the performance and dynamic excellence for which K-array is renowned, with the additional benefit of cloud-based technologies to extend the possibilities. This is for our customers who will appreciate and enjoy having complete control of K-array speakers.

Alessandro Tatini (President of K-array)