Audinate previews Dante Domain Manager at ISE
Audinate will be previewing the Dante Domain Manager platform at ISE. The software, available later in the year, is a complete network management solution designed to offer enterprise-grade system administration to the A/V industry, while aiming to make audio networking more secure, scalable and easier to manage.
Integrators will reportedly be able to define specific A/V device groupings, for example categorising by room, building or site. This will allow for independent Dante Domains to be created, while the ability to set a single Dante Domain encompassing multiple IP subnets is also provided. On the security side of things, Dante Domain Manager provides IT and A/V managers with functionality including authentication and control, role administration and integration with Active Directory. A suite of user-defined dashboards, audit trails, alerts and messages offers complete visibility and accountability.
The network domain concept was initially conceived for the IT sector to differentiate and manage multiple private networks across a single infrastructure. Audinate states that it ‘is applying this same approach to A/V, customising the features to the needs of A/V professionals and end users and effectively providing the community with the opportunity to deploy the best strategies and best practices of both A/V and IT’.
‘Coupling A/V and IT functionality requires deep consideration of the challenges addressed in the design, deployment, and maintenance of A/V network systems,’ said Audinate COO David Myers. ‘We worked closely with A/V and IT integrators, end-users and our partners in the manufacturer community to make sure Dante Domain Manager provides the scale, flexibility, administration and security of IT to professional A/V systems.’