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Digital audio over internet. Should you?

There are several vendors in the Audio Visual (AV) Industry that have developed digital audio solutions. As far as Fast Track is concerned,  the BEST is DANTE (Digital Audio Networked Through Ethernet).

Dante has quickly become the Defacto standard for digital audio in the AV industry

Here is why:

  • DANTE is 13 times larger than its nearest competitor – and there is a good reason – it works
  • 500 equipment manufacturers onboard utilising the standard- and more on the way
  • Over 3000 devices using this software and counting.

Most IT managers we work with have loads of time and resources on tap and they just can’t wait to add another application to the company’s underutilised network. If you know one or are one, call me. You’re a unicorn.


The network is already crammed. IT managers and their teams manage a multitude of devices and applications not to mention security, storage and privacy concerns and there better be a strong case to add another app.

Chances are there is audio on the company network already via VoIP / TEAMS / Zoom etc. and this works most of the time.

What we are talking about is way more substantial than voice-grade streams and traditional point to point applications.

So why use it?

You would implement DANTE when:

  • You need the highest quality audio. Recording studios, Stadiums, Music venues, Corporate Boardrooms, Teaching facilities, Education facilities, Church and religious campuses
  • You need to distribute Audio. A massive number of businesses need to get audio streams distributed through their premises. I have mentioned several above.
  • You have good quality legacy equipment and want to retain it but need to enable digital audio.
  • You want your audio-visual equipment to be located in a secure, environmentally controlled environment not in a comms rack in the conference rooms.
  • You want your audio-visual equipment to be controlled remotely by applications.

The times we wouldn’t recommend it.

  • Stand-alone rooms used for video conferencing or company events.
  • Cost-conscious installations.
  • Where there is no need for distributed audio.
  • Where the network is not secure or not able to carry extra traffic.

Fast Track is different and we love what we do. You’ll always get our honest opinion, and we are open and transparent in our business dealings. There is a good reason our core customers have been with us for over a decade. Let us engage with you on a project. You’ll love us. Fill out the form here and contact us today. As always, we are here to help!

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