Magewell has launched a new multi-format Dante-enabled audio and capture device
January 17, 2023 – Nanjing, China: Magewell—an award-winning developer of innovative AV interface and IP workflow solutions—today announced the Pro Convert Audio DX multi-format IP audio encoder, decoder, and capture device. The company’s first solution with integrated support for Audinate’s Dante® audio networks, the new device enables users to seamlessly switch audio between Dante®, NDI® and SRT transport technologies while seamlessly linking analog audio, software, and IP networks.
Magewell Pro Convert Audio DX will be presented alongside demonstrations of other new Magewell innovations – including the recently announced Ultra Encode AIO broadcast encoder and the now shipping USB Fusion multi-input pickup and mixer – at stand 5H200 at ISE 2023 In Barcelona from January 31 to February 3.
Dante has become the de facto standard for voice over IP networks, with more than 3,000 Dante-compatible products available from hundreds of manufacturers. Pro Convert Audio DX can transmit and receive up to eight channels of audio in unicast or multicast Dante “streams” (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 bring together the best products supporting different standards and formats. It can also encode analog audio into Dante, NDI®, or SRT streams as “on ramp” for IP networks, as well as decode IP audio streams in any of these formats and protocols for analog output.
Providing the high reliability, low maintenance requirements, guaranteed performance, and compact size of a custom hardware solution, Pro Convert Audio DX can also function 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 and instant compatibility with popular video conferencing and broadcast and production software.
“Magewell is recognized as a leader in networked media, so the addition of Dante is a natural progression to its suite of products,” said Joshua Rush, Director of Marketing, Audinate. “We are thrilled to welcome Magewell to the Dante ecosystem and look forward to many more innovations from it.”
The flexible virtual audio matrix in the Pro Convert Audio DX browser-based interface allows users to route or mix any analog or IP-based input channel to any analog, IP or UAC output. Pro Convert Audio DX units can be centrally configured and controlled through Magewell Cloud multi-device management software.
“By allowing users to seamlessly convert between multiple VoIP technologies and seamlessly connecting traditional audio and IP infrastructures, Pro Convert Audio DX frees them from worrying about the types of audio supported by the tools,” said Will Chen, Product Manager, Pro Convert Audio DX. that they choose.” maguel. “Dante is one of the most important networked audio technologies in the professional audio, video, production and broadcast markets, and we are excited to support it in this versatile device.”
Pro Convert Audio DX is scheduled to ship later in the first quarter. For more information, please visit www.magewell.com/products/pro-convert-audio-dx.
About Magewell – Magewell (www.magewell.com) develops high-performance video I/O and IP workflow solutions that seamlessly connect signals, programs, streams, and displays. The simplicity, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of Magewell’s capture, conversion, and streaming products and SoM boards make them the preferred choice for integrators, end users, and OEM customers for bringing high-quality AV signals in and out of IP networks and popular software. Magewell solutions for power applications including live broadcast, event production, video conferencing, multi-location video distribution, distance learning, medical imaging, and more.