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Yamaha Dante Products to Support AES67 Audio Network Interoperability

Sep, 2016

September 9, 2016, Shizuoka, Japan – Yamaha will successively update Dante products to support the AES audio-over-IP interoperability standard. This will allow Yamaha products equipped with Dante networking capability to communicate with Ravenna and other audio networks via AES67.

Beginning with the CL series digital mixing consoles introduced in 2012, Yamaha has included Audinate’s widely favored Dante audio networking solution in digital mixers, signal processors, power amplifiers, and other pro audio devices, contributing to the growth of audio networking throughout the industry. As of September 2016, a total of 24 Yamaha products offer Dante networking capability.

AES67 is an audio-over-IP interoperability standard established by the Audio Engineering Society (AES) in September 2013. The Ravenna network by ALC NetworX is AES67 compatible, and upcoming AES67 compatibility has been announced for the Q-LAN network from QSC and the Livewire network from Axia Audio.

In February of 2014 Audinate announced that Dante would be updated to support AES67. Yamaha plans to successively update Dante equipped products with device and Dante firmware updates that will add AES67 support, beginning with the CL/QL series digital mixing consoles and R series I/O racks later this year.

“Since the introduction of broadcast oriented features in CL/QL firmware V3, CL/QL consoles have been increasingly adopted by broadcast users and that has led to numerous requests for Ravenna network compatibility” says Yoshi Tsugawa, director of Yamaha’s pro audio business unit. “AES67 support will allow Dante and Ravenna devices to work together in broadcast systems that offer unprecedented flexibility and efficiency. We are always delighted to respond to customers requests that lead to an improved working environment.”

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Yamaha Pro Audio is known around the globe as a provider of innovative, top-quality solutions for the sound industry. The Yamaha lineup includes a number of world-standard mixing consoles, signal processors incorporating industry-leading DSP technology, power amplifiers based on energy-efficient drive technology, and an extensive range of speakers suitable for everything from live sound to commercial installations.
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