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Dante support & integration coming soon to BirdDog products!

BirdDog will soon bring Dante support to all its hardware products as well as integration into its Comms Pro audio intercom system and its new Dante NDI Bridge application.

Dante for Hardware

Soon all BirdDog products (Studio NDI, Mini, 4K Converters, Wallplates, SDM Modules & PTZ range cameras) will support Dante audio. Input of Dante audio can be streamed out as NDI. If there is an audio output, then audio tracks can be converted from the NDI stream to Dante audio.

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Dante Comms Pro Integration

Use hardware from other manufactures with BirdDog’s Comms Pro, its revolutionary audio intercom system. For instance, Dante enabled belt packs and Dante enabled Comms boxes will be compatible.

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Dante NDI Bridge Application

This Window 10 application flips audio tracks between NDI and Dante in sub-frame latency. It supports up to 3 stereo pairs, meaning Dante NDI Bridge can receive 3 NDI streams and create 3 stereo pairs of Dante audio. It can also receive a single NDI stream and create 3 Dante stereo audio pairs. The reverse also applies, thanks to Dante NDI Bridge.

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PD Dante Memory explained in Nixer video

Nixer Pro Audio explains the memory functions of the PD Dante, including editing names, setting Auto Recall and Focus Recall. Also learn how to create & store different routing setups in their informative video!

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Upgrade the PHABRIX Rx Rasterizer with AV Delay Analysis

With the AV Delay option for PHABRIX’s Rx rasterizers, audio-video delay is measured through a broadcast workflow.

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Real-time updates of the differential delay between the video and audio channels (up to 8 pairs) are measured and displayed thanks to the AV Delay option. Using positive (+), negative (-) and zero (0) measurement indicators, users are able to see if the audio pulse is lagging, ahead of, or completely in sync with the video. The differential delay is measured in 0.1ms steps with an operating range of +/-400ms.

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Additional features include compatibility with all Rx supported video formats and frame rates on SDI. It also supports measurement of two AV Delay test patterns. These include EBU Tech 3305 and LAWO V_line AV Sync. Plus, the upgrade works with PHABRIX Sx AV Delay pattern generation and measurement.

The AV Delay option is available on the PHABRIX Rx 500, Rx 1000, Rx 2000, SxA, SxD, SxE and Sx TAG instruments.

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Why NDI?

NDI® by BirdDog makes IP video a reality by harnessing the power of software, computers and networks in order to make video creation & sharing both fun and accessible to millions.

With NDI®, everyone has access to simple, high quality video using their existing software, equipment, computer devices and networks. It enables systems, devices and applications to connect and communicate over IP in order to share video, audio and data.

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NDI® preserves visual quality, frame accuracy and course synchronization. High quality imagery is achieved with full 16bpp video color depth support. It includes audio requirements supporting 48kHz, 96kHz and beyond using 16, 32, and 64 channels. It interoperates with SDI and SMPTE ST 2110 among other standards, enabling the mixing together of all types of video delivery methods.

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Nixer launches PLR64K Dante – 64 channel Dante network monitor for use with remote controller

The PLR64K Dante is specifically designed to allow an operator/commentator to access any two independently selectable sources on the Dante network via a simple remote control panel. Each display shows Channel Name and provides an output meter level. Balanced XLR outputs provide feeds to local speakers or headphones. It’s perfect for on-air and live applications where critical confidence monitoring is essential.

This three-part kit consists of the PLR64 Dante, 2 Gang Wall Plate Remote controller and Remote Cable 1.5M D-sub cable. 

Typically, the PLR64 is be mounted to a wall or beneath a desk and then wired via the remote cable to the 2 gang wall plate remote controller. 

The remote controller allows the independent selection for each output from the incoming Dante stream. Each output displays the selected Dante channel name and output signal level on the OLED display. Channel selection is made via scrolling up/down the available Dante channels via a pair of switches for each output. Each output is presented on a 3 pin male XLR. The signal is electronically balanced and provides +21dBu for 0dBFS of signal level.

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Rack Mount Dante Network Confidence Monitoring by Nixer now available

Nixer’s 2U 19-inch rack mounted Dante monitoring and diagnostic unit allows for the monitoring of up to 64 Dante channels at 48kHz (or 32 channels at 96kHz).

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The signals are available to the user via a 6.35mm headphone jack or via 75mm built-in full range speakers which are mounted in optimized ported cabinets to supply high quality sound. The speakers are automatically muted when a headphone jack is inserted.

Simultaneous outputs are also available in the form of the stereo balanced line outputs and AES output which can be accessed via XLR connectors on the rear of the RD Dante.

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