Magewell Introduces New Dante-Enabled, Multi-Format IP Audio Converter And Capture Device
Versatile hardware encodes, decodes, and converts between IP audio technologies including Dante, NDI and SRT.
Magewell has announced the Pro Convert Audio DX multi-format IP audio encoder, decoder, and capture device. The company’s first offering with integrated support for Audinate’s Dante audio networking, the new hardware lets users easily convert audio between Dante, NDI, and SRT transport technologies while also seamlessly bridging analog audio, software, and IP networks.
Dante has become the de-facto standard for transporting audio over IP networks, with over 3000 Dante-compatible products available from hundreds of manufacturers. Pro Convert Audio DX can send and receive up to eight channels of audio in unicast or multicast Dante ‘flows’ (audio streams). In addition to Dante, the device also supports uncompressed audio using the popular NDI media-over-IP technology, or compressed AAC audio using the low-latency SRT protocol.
By enabling conversion between Dante, NDI, and SRT, Pro Convert Audio DX enables mixed-technology local and remote production workflows that combine best-of-breed products supporting different standards and formats. It can also encode analog audio into Dante, NDI or SRT streams as an ‘on-ramp’ to IP networks, as well as decoding IP audio streams in any of these formats and protocols for analog output.
Offering the high reliability, low maintenance requirements, assured performance, and compact size of a dedicated hardware solution, Pro Convert Audio DX can also serve as an audio capture device when connected via USB to a laptop or desktop computer. UAC (USB Audio Class) compatibility provides plug-and-play ease of use and immediate compatibility with popular video conferencing, streaming, and production software.
The flexible virtual audio matrix in Pro Convert Audio DX’s browser-based interface allows users to route or mix any analog or IP-based input channel to any analog, IP, or UAC output. Multiple Pro Convert Audio DX units can be centrally configured and controlled through the Magewell Cloud multi-device management software.
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