Audinate Announces Astoria Dante PCIe Sound Card
Las Vegas, Nev. (MuseWire) – At infoComm 2010, Audinate launched Astoria™, its new IP based Dante audio networking PCI Express sound card. Astoria unlocks your recording and production potential by providing 256 channels of uncompressed, digital audio with astoundingly low latency.
Astoria is a high capacity Dante PCI Express card for PC or Mac that provides a cost effective solution for OEMs seeking to create high performance recording and audio processing products. The Astoria PCIe sound card provides an unprecedented number of super low-latency Dante audio channels with support for all popular sample rates. Onboard processing frees your computer’s resources for native DSP and plug-ins. Astoria can support configurations for 128×128 bi-directional channels at either 48 kHz or 96kHz sample rates, or 64×64 bi-directional channels at 192kHz sampling.
“Following the success of the Dante Virtual Soundcard™ (DVS) introduced last year, Astoria provides a premium Dante sound card solution for customers requiring ultra low latency and high channel count applications” stated Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. “Astoria gives an attractive IP based alternative to MADI and future proofs your product by offering an upgrade migration path to AVB.”
Astoria can be installed on both Mac and Windows, presenting a standard Core Audio or ASIO interface for immediate use with hundreds of professional and consumer audio applications. Astoria works over standard Gigabit network and is AVB-ready. Audinate’s patented Dante solution provides a no-hassle, self-configuring, plug-and-play digital audio network that uses standard Internet Protocols. Astoria will be sold to OEMs as part of their overall Dante networked solution.
Audinate revolutionizes the way that AV systems are connected by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Using Audinate’s patented networking solution, digital media networking just got easy. Audinate’s solution has been licensed by customers across the AV industry and can be found in installations and live sound applications globally. Audinate is a Promoter Member of the AVnu Alliance™. Audinate offices are located in US and Australia.