NAB 2012: Stagetec Unveils NEXUS Network Interface Board

Stagetec, a German manufacturer of professional audio technology, introduces a new interface board for the NEXUS network system, which can be used in new and existing networks. The new XDIP board connects NEXUS to networks running Audinate’s patented DanteTM networking, which enables powerful audio and media networks to be created on existing standard Ethernet infrastructure using TCP / IP. Dante also complies with the emerging AVB standard IEEE 802.1BA.

The new NEXUS XDIP module supports up to 64 bidirectional audio channels with different sampling rates. SRC’s are included in the standard price with 64 on the inputs and 64 on the outputs (performed within the on board FPGA).  It is fully compatible with Dante’s unique plug and play network integration with automatic device discovery and system configuration. A preferred field of application is installations where existing standard Ethernet-LAN’s are to be used for audio signal transmission.

Audinate is leading the way networks are connected by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Its award-winning patented Dante products deliver a no-hassle, self-configuring, true plug-and-play digital audio network that uses standard Internet Protocols. Dante offers a market leading solution today, while de-risking the future by providing a migration path to upgrade to new standards such as the IEEE Audio Video Bridging (“AVB”).

“Stagetec is recognized as one of the premier proaudio manufacturers in the broadcast and live theatre industry.” says Lee Ellison, Audinate’s CEO. “We are very pleased to be working with such a recognized leader in their field and add them to our over 50 OEM partners who have adopted Dante.”