New Class of Product Linking Dante Audio Networking Technology with the SDVoE Ecosystem

The SDVoE Alliance and IDK Corporation has announced an innovative new class of product that for the first time links Dante audio networking technology with the SDVoE ecosystem.

IDK’s new IP-NINJAR/Dante Audio Bridge (model: NJR-AB08DAN) transcodes audio signals directly between the SDVoE and Dante protocol environments. Audio signal transport is enabled from NJR transmitters to Dante devices and from Dante device to NJR receivers.

The bridge eliminates third party converters and processors which enhances system design flexibility while streamlining architecture, eliminating interoperability guesswork and optimizing reliability. Each NJR-AB08DAN can receive up to 4 audio streams from IP-NINJAR transmitters outputting up to eight channels in Dante protocol.

Additionally, each bridge can accept up to 8-channel audio from Dante sources, outputting IP-NINJAR (SDVoE) protocol in up to four audio streams. This feature enables Dante audio embedding on HDMI signals and de-embedding through analog audio outputs at IP-NINJAR receivers.

“With this latest IP-NINJAR building block, we are responding to the market’s demand for the simplest, easiest and most reliable AV-over-IP system integration solution,” said Hideki Iwasaki, President of IDK Corporation. “By bridging two different protocols, SDVoE and Dante, we can solve technical challenges while further supporting our customers’ preferences for migration to full-featured Ethernet-based system topologies.”

“SDVoE is recognized as the only interoperable standard for distributing video using commodity network hardware, and Dante is far and away the leader in audio distribution over Ethernet networks,” said Justin Kennington, President of SDVoE Alliance. “We congratulate IDK on creating a path to seamlessly connect these two world-class technologies – this is just one more important way SDVoE is transforming the matrix.”