Allen & Heath Expands Networking Options with AES67

by Debi Moen
in New Gear
The Allen & Heath Dante networking card.
The Allen & Heath Dante networking card.

Allen & Heath has announced support of the AES67 standard through the most recent version of its M-Dante audio networking card, which provides a 64x64 interface to Audinate Dante networks, and is one of several options that can be installed in a GLD, dLive, ME and iLive digital mixing system. AES67 is an interoperability standard created by the Audio Engineering Society, which specifies a common set of protocols to enable audio transport between different Audio-over-IP platforms.


More details from Allen & Heath (www.allen-heath.com):
Available through a firmware update to the M-Dante module, the Allen & Heath mixing systems can now connect to a growing number of devices and systems which support AES67, including Ravenna, Livewire, and QSC Q-Lan.

“AES67 is the latest addition to a number of standards and protocols that we support on our products, including Dante, Waves SoundGrid, MADI, AES3 and EtherSound,” comments Ian Thomas, Allen & Heath install sector specialist. “This update makes our solutions particularly attractive to an increasing number of consultants, integrators and broadcasters who are looking at AES67 to future-proof their projects or installations.”

Allen & Heath has published a white paper on AES67 on its website: http://www.allen-heath.com/dlive-s-class/dlive-documents/ and direct to the PDF: http://www.allen-heath.com/media/AES67-One-Standard-to-Unite-Them-All.pdf
 
The firmware update will also be available from the Allen & Heath website in the near future.