Dante Training Workshop

About Dante

Prolight + Sound Middle East Dante

Based on industry standards, Audinate created Dante, an uncompressed, multi-channel digital media networking technology, with near-zero latency and synchronization. Dante is the preferred audio networking solution that has been adopted by more pro-audio AV manufacturers than any other networking technology. Interoperability is not a dream of the future, but a reality today. Hundreds of Dante-enabled products are available from the world’s leading manufacturers, enabling you to mix devices from multiple manufacturers.

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Optimizing Your Dante Network: Training Workshop

Prolight + Sound Middle East Dante

"Optimizing Your Dante Network" is a new course designed to teach attendees about some of the key design concepts, and more common technologies deployed in typical medium-sized networks. This course is ideal for reinforcement of Dante Certification topics along with new approaches to IT convergence, system design and more. This course will give attendees practical real-world examples to get the most out of their Dante network.

Who Should Attend?

• System integrators
• Sound engineers
• Manufacturers
• Distributors and dealers of Dante-enabled products
• Design consultants

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The past two editions of Prolight + Sound Middle East saw more than 145 industry professionals, attend the Dante certification training workshops hosted at the show by Audinate.

Course Topics:

• Fundamentals: How packet switched networks function, what is IP? What is a Layered model? Network transport layers (TCP/UDP… where they work best).
• IP Routing – Simpler than “they” say. IP network addressing techniques
• Network resilience techniques (high availability, and exploits of standards to create redundancy)
• Concepts for Integrating Audio Networks with Larger Property IT Infrastructure
• Synchronizing devices (its time, not clock) – PTP and why it is popular not just in Audio
• Terminology – “so nice they named it thrice”
• Broadcast/Multicast/Unicast traffic – where they are good, and how to deal with bandwidth
• IT/AV attitudes to security – Why they feel in conflict

Hosted by Kieran Walsh from Audinate

Kieran Walsh Prolight + Sound Middle East

Kieran Walsh 

Director of Application Engineering (EMEA), Audinate

Kieran has enjoyed a varied career in Audio engineering, currently, the role at Audinate sees him giving support and training to manufacturers of a wide range of AV equipment. Prior to Joining Audinate, Kieran was Head of Digital and RF at Britannia Row Productions. Apart from the work most associated with Britannia Row, being live concert sound production, Britannia Row has a healthy interest in "special projects". These projects included many broadcast events where equipment and skills would be leased to a facilities house. Kieran was heavily involved in integrating equipment from various departments and disciplines to create a functioning system. Kieran attributes his interest in the integration of different disciplines to his background and training as a classical musician and producer/engineer of classical and Jazz recordings, which have been carried as radio programs and incidental music for feature films.