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Dante Accelerator Firmware V3.0.0

Important Notice

  • You need to update the Dante Accelerator Driver for Mac to V2.5.2.
  • You need to update the Dante Accelerator Driver for Windows to V2.0.4.

Dante Accelerator Firmware/Driver Compatibility

Firmware Driver
Win Mac
3.0.0 2.0.4 2.5.2
2.6.0 2.0.3 2.5.2/2.5.1
2.5.0-3 2.0.3/2.0.2 2.5.1/2.5.0
2.0.0-2 2.0.1 2.0.0
1.0.1-2 1.0.1 1.0.1
1.0.0 1.0.1 1.0.0

Main Revisions and Enhancements

Version Information

V2.6.0 to V3.0.0

Specification Changes

  • Now supports the AES67 standard for audio-over-IP interoperability.
  • Now supports the “Dante Device Lock” function.

Notice

If the IP address of a PC on which Dante Controller is installed is self-configured (Auto IP), the PC may not be able to detect the Dante devices in other subnets.
Please refer to the following FAQ by Audinate.
https://www.audinate.com/faq/how-can-i-locate-dante-device-static-ip-address-unknown-subnet

Known Issue

  • Dante Accelerator Driver may not work if the Thunderbolt Expansion Box is connected to a Mac computer after starting the Mac. Make sure to connect the Thunderbolt Expansion Box to the computer before starting it.

System Requirements


OS Windows 10/8.1/7 (SP1) OS X 10.9.x/ 10.10.x/ 10.11.x / macOS 10.12.x
PC 64-bit : Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i7 (2nd Generation "Sandy Bridge" Core i7 or later recommended) Mac Pro (Early 2009) or later
RAM 8GB 6GB
HDD 64M Cache (recommended) 7200rpm 64M Cache (recommended) 7200rpm
PCIe SLOT x4 lane or above x4 lane or above
Thunderbolt Expansion Box - Magma ExpressBox 1T/3T, Sonnet Echo Express SE II/ Echo Express III-D/ xMac Pro Server
*Please refer to system requirements of NUAGE

former version information.

Dante Accelerator firmware V2.6.0

Specification Changes
  • Now supports static IP addresses for a Dante network. Static IP addresses can be configured on the “Network Config” of the Dante Controller.
  • Changed the supported Mac OS to OS X 10.9, OS X 10.10, OS X 10.11, and macOS 10.12.
Known Issue
  • Dante Accelerator Driver may not work if the Thunderbolt Expansion Box is connected to a Mac computer after starting the Mac. Make sure to connect the Thunderbolt Expansion Box to the computer before starting it.

Dante Accelerator firmware V2.5.0

Specification Changes
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013) is now supported. You will need the Thunderbolt Expansion Box to connect Dante Accelerator to the Thunderbolt port of a Mac computer. Following models to be verified for use with Dante Accelerator.
    - Sonnet Echo Express SE II/ Echo Express III-D/ xMac Pro Server
    - Magma ExpressBox 1T/3T
Known Issue
  • Dante Accelerator Driver may not work if the Thunderbolt Expansion Box is connected to a Mac computer after starting the Mac. Make sure to connect the Thunderbolt Expansion Box to the computer before starting it.

Dante Accelerator firmware V2.0.0

Specification Changes
  • Now supports Dante Redundancy. (The secondary port became available.)
Fixed Bug
  • Solved the problem in which the Dante Accelerator for which Pull up/Pull down is set to enable does not work properly in OS X 10.8.
Known Issue
  • None.

Dante Accelerator firmware V1.0.1

Specification Changes
  • Disabled the Pull up/Pull down settings in OS X 10.8 which does not support Pull up/Pull down.
  • This firmware does not support Dante Accelerator Driver V1.0.0 for Mac. V1.0.1 or later is required for use.
Fixed Bug
  • Solved the problem in which the noise might occur when changing the Pull up/Pull down settings in Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7.
Known Issue

To customers planning to use the card from OS X 10.6 or 10.7 to 10.8.

  • The Dante Accelerator for which Pull up/Pull down is set to enable does not work properly in OS X 10.8. Before installing, set the Pull up/Pull down setting to “None”

Dante Accelerator firmware V1.0.0

  • The initial release version.

License agreement and software

Dante Accelerator Firmware V3.0.0

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