NEUTRIK NA2-IO-DLINE Dante interface availability
The new NEUTRIK intelligent NA2-IO-DLINE Dante I/O interface is available as of 12 June from official NEUTRIK distributors and resellers, worldwide.
This new end-of-network device provides an easy solution for integrating analogue signal devices within Dante based AoIP networks. With two line level analogue inputs and two line level outputs, it can simultaneously integrate two analogue audio channels within a Dante network and output a Dante stream as two analogue channels, in just a few easy steps.
Simultaneously converting two analogue line signals to a Dante stream and a Dante stream to two analogue line signals, enables the NA2-IO-DLINE to feed analogue signals to a Dante network, while receiving a mix from another Dante source and feeding it to non-Dante enabled amplifiers, self-powered speaker systems, signal processors, mixing consoles, etc..
“In response to the many requests we have received from customers, we have developed a cable-based product that connects the analogue world to the Dante world,” says Florian Frick, Product Manager at Neutrik AG. “The ability to feed and transmit signals at the same time eliminates the need for investment in new devices.”
The NA2-IO-DLINE is optimized for use in extreme environments and applications, offering all of the usual NEUTRIK standards of robust construction and protection. The unit is equipped with lockable etherCON connections for audio and network I/O, and comes ‘wrapped’ in a highly protective rubber casing for stand-alone deployment. This can be removed, to allow it be used with optional mounting brackets or a rack panel; enabling it to be mounted below tables, in floor boxes, or in equipment racks for fixed installation applications.
The unit requires a Power over Ethernet switch or a PoE injector (802.3 af/at; class 1). It is also AES67 compliant, making it more extensively interoperable within other AES67 compliant AoIP network technologies, like RAVENNA, Q-Lan and Livewire.
Mark Perrins, Managing Director at Neutrik UK, states, “The NA2-IO-DLINE is a uniquely robust, highly specified, simple to use, hand-holdable synchronous Dante - analogue / analogue - Dante interface. Its field ready form factor and construction contrasts sharply with the plethora ‘studio-use’ I/O metal boxes, and fragile breakout connectors currently on the market.
“As a quick fix, on-stage or onsite, system and production engineers’ tool kit essential, it is unrivalled. The NA2-IO-DLINE’s support for AES67 further extends its usefulness beyond the Dante ecosystem, enabling its use with other AoIP technologies, like RAVENNA, in common use within broadcast and media production applications.”