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16-Aug-2022 Dante Recommendations

Network Equipment for Dante Applications

Over the years people have asked us if there were specific makes or models of networking equipment that we could recommend. Their goal was to optimize their network deployment to function well with our Dante®-enabled products. Our standard reply has always been that any Ethernet networking equipment that complies with the relevant IEEE® standards should work acceptably. We were hesitant to recommend any specific equipment as there were many fine brands of equipment that could meet the requirements.

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14-Jun-2022 AES67 Dante ST 2110

DSCP Tag Values

Dante® audio-over-Ethernet networking technology can support the requirements of the AES67 and SMPTE® ST 2110 technical standards. Studio Technologies offers a number of Dante-enabled products, all of which are capable of having their AES67 and/or ST 2110 capability enabled. This is performed using the Dante Controller software application.

For compatibility with a number important AES67 and ST 2110 technical parameters, Dante was required to implement several DSCP (Differentiated Services Code Point or DiffServ) tag values.

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28-Jan-2022 Dante Intercom Audio Engine Model 373A Model 5422A Performance

Creating a Basic 2-Channel Party Line Setup

Using the Model 5422A Dante Intercom Audio Engine and four 370A Intercom Beltpacks one can route a simple two channel party line setup in Dante Controller. Before any routing can be completed a few necessary pieces of software must be installed. The most important is Dante Controller which is free to download off of the Audinate website. STController is available on our website and any internet browser (Chrome, Edge,

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16-Sep-2021 Dante Intercom Audio Engine Model 5422A Performance

Creating a Party-Line of more than 32 Channels

A Model 5422A Dante Intercom Audio Engine has a maximum group size of 32 channels. (In this case, the one group would be using all 32 channels of an audio engine.) So, in theory, a 32-channel group configured for the Party-Line operating mode would allow a maximum of 32 users to be part of that party-line (PL) circuit or channel. In the vast majority of applications that should be sufficient; having anything close to 32 users on the same PL would be an exception.

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06-Nov-2020 Dante Firmware Updates Model 5422

New Firmware Enhances Model 5422 Dante Intercom Audio Engine Performance

Studio Technologies has released new Main and FPGA firmware (embedded software) for the Model 5422 Dante® Intercom Engine product. The first major update since the product was first released in early 2017, it ensures that the Model 5422 maintains industry-leading performance along with a better user experience. Version 2 adds new capabilities and expanded options for both the Model 5422-01 (32-channel) and Model 5422-02 (64-channel) versions. All newly shipping Model 5422 units will incorporate the new firmware.

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31-Aug-2020 Analog Intercom Dante Recommendations

Interfacing Unity Intercom to Analog Intercom using Dante

We often get calls from customers looking to connect their existing analog intercom systems to the intercom solutions provided by Unity Intercom. This can be easily done by installing Dante® Virtual Soundcard on the Mac running Unity Server. Then Dante Controller can be used to route any Dante audio to/from the Unity system.

Studio Technologies’ Model 44D Audio Interface is intended to be used to connect two channels of analog 4-wire intercom to a Dante network.

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10-Feb-2020 Dante Testing & Troubleshooting

Understanding Dante Flows

If you have had trouble making routes in Dante Controller due to a “No more flows” error it is important to understand the concept of Dante Flows.

From the Dante Controller user guide: “Dante audio routing creates ‘flows‘. Each flow carries one or more channels of audio from a transmitting device to one or more receiving devices.”

The Dante Ultimo IC is limited to two transmit and two receive flows. So while many Studio Tech Ultimo-based products are capable of transmitting and/or receiving four channels of audio it can only receive from two unique flows and transmit to two unique flows.

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01-Oct-2019 Dante STcontroller

Can’t Select a Network Interface in STcontroller?

Can’t Select a Network Interface in STcontroller? No Problem.

Recently we’ve had customers contact us regarding an issue where STcontroller could not connect to a local network interface. They found that their network interfaces would be listed in the dropdowns, but no option could be selected. The IP Address and MAC values below the interface dropdowns would also remain unchanged. This would result in STcontroller failing to identify supported Studio Technologies’ Dante products on the network and leaving the device list empty.

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02-Aug-2019 Dante Firmware Updates Model 348

New Features for Model 348 Intercom Station

Yesterday we released new firmware for the Model 348 that adds several significant features:

  • IFB Program Inputs: 8 new Dante receive channels are used to provide the IFB Program source allowing the user the option of monitoring the IFB program source or the main output from on-air talent.
  • Audible Call Tone: Call signals can now be indicated both visually or visually and audibly. When visual and audio call indication is selected the active call input channel will blink and a ~500 Hz tone is sent to the speaker and/or Dante Monitor outputs.
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