RDL Now Speaks Dante!

RDL is pleased to announce the introduction of a suite of Dante™-enabled products at InfoComm 2015. The new products will provide flexibility, economy and simplicity to Dante networked audio systems.The products will interface standard microphone and line-level audio signals, and the entire group of RDL FORMAT-A endpoints to a Dante audio network.

Dante is a complete, reliable solution for high-performance audio distribution over standard IP networks, supporting hundreds of simultaneous channels of uncompressed audio with ultra-low latency and sub-microsecond synchronization accuracy.

RDL’s FORMAT-A system is a proven industry-standard family of compatible products that send, receive and distribute audio over standard CATx cable and connectors. The integration of Dante audio networking with FORMAT-A endpoints provides several unique advantages:

  • Locate each mic and line input or output endpoint exactly where it is needed
  • Daisy chain multiple audio endpoints through a single CATx home run
  • Select from a comprehensive array of endpoints including amplifiers, headphone amplifiers, mic/line XLR and stereo audio wall plates
  • Overcome the distance limitations of IP networks with FORMAT-A modules while using standard CATx cable and connectors
  • Simplify the installation and reduce equipment cost with FORMAT-A/Dante integration
  • FORMAT-A products include a popular array of more than 60 standard and customizable Decora®-style, rack-mount and utility-mount endpoints and user interfaces. Other new Dante-enabled products interface any OEM product or jack plate, and RDL and OEM power amplifiers and mixers to a Dante network. All of the products being introduced at InfoComm will be available in PoE (Power over Ethernet) and non-PoE models.