Audinate, developer of the industry-leading Dante media networking technology, has announced full availability of the Dante Application Library software development kit (SDK). Previously available to a select few, Dante Application Library is an SDK for PC and Mac that provides software developers with an easy to use conduit to the greatest installed base of audio devices on earth: products and solutions connected via Audinate’s Dante, including microphones, speakers, signal processors, amplifiers, loudspeakers, and more.
“Dante is the native language of professional audio,” said Nick Mariette, Senior Product Manager at Audinate. “The success of any audio software application hinges upon customers being able to easily connect to audio devices in the system they are using. More and more audio devices connect via Dante’s AV-over-IP. Dante Application Library brings Dante network functionality directly into applications, giving users access to an ecosystem of more than 3,000 Dante-enabled audio products from more than 500 manufacturers.”
Dante is the lingua franca for the largest installed base of audio devices in the AV space today. Data from RH Consulting indicates Dante is the protocol of choice in more than 91 percent of the networked audio products currently on the market.
Dante Application Library provides a seamless, useful, and robust solution for developers seeking to reach customers within this widely adopted – and ever-expanding – ecosystem.
Developers can integrate Dante device discovery and subscriptions directly into their software products for conferencing, recording, lecture capture, media playback, or other applications for a seamless, “one-stop-shop” setup experience. Dante Application Library can simplify setup of Unified Communications applications, allow for easy deployment of software-based digital signal processors and audio utilities, streamline use of lecture and courtroom capture software, automate connections to DAW applications for recording and processing, make configuration of Media Player software bulletproof, and much more. With simple and flexible licensing, Dante Application Library makes it easy for developers to get started.
“Each application runs its own instance of Dante, allowing multiple applications to send and receive networked audio independently from one another,” said Mariette. “The possibilities for real-time audio processing and capture are endless thanks to Dante Application Library.”
Dante Application Library features include:
• Easy integration of Dante into native Windows and macOS applications.
• 100 percent compatibility with all Dante hardware and software implementations.
• Up to 64×64 channels of bidirectional audio.
• 48 kHz sample rate.
• Minimum network latency of 4 ms.
• Support for multiple instances of Dante Application Library on the same computer.
• DAL connection API and Dante API control interfaces.
• Compatibility with Dante Controller.
• Compatibility with Dante Domain Manager.