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NAB Sneak Peek: Bittree Gets Ready for Dante

16-channel interface can bring Dante digital audio network technology to the facility

Interconnects specialist Bittree is laying claim to “the world’s first Dante audio patchbay to market” with the Bittree Patch32A. It will be available for viewing at the upcoming NAB Show.

Bittree Patch32A
Bittree Patch32A

According to the company, “the Bittree Dante patchbay will interface with Dante Virtual Soundcard, countless Dante devices, and almost any analog component in the same system, including audio distribution equipment, digital audio workstations, digital signal processors, mixing consoles, multitrack recorders and video routers.”

Bittree Senior Sales Consultant Bryan Carpenter said, “This patchbay streamlines the integration of analog and digital network audio patching, and establishes a foundation for interconnectivity across facilities within central equipment rooms, production studios, and IT closets among other locations. It is flexible enough to immediately solve problems in existing facilities, or optimize flexibility from the start in new facility designs.”

Bittree’s Dante patchbay supports a sample rates ranging from 24-bit/44.1 to 192 kHz. The design utilizes balanced TT connections to Dante analog and digital conversions. Settings are configurable using Dante Controller, including sample rates and channel assignments to and from Dante networks.

The compact standalone or rack-mounted 1.5 RU powder-coat enclosure has redundant DC power, external word clock I/O, network status and LED metering.

NAB Show Booth: SU6221