Glensound has launched a new network bridge featuring two redundant Dante interfaces. The Vittoria enables audio to be routed between two networks running asynchronously, or at different sample rates, while keeping those networks totally separate.
As is the case with most Glensound products, Vittoria was designed for a specific project and is now available as a commercial product. Because it was originally developed to operate as part of the technical installation within a large legislative debating chamber, the Vittoria network audio bridge has a high level of security built in that creates a firewall between two Dante Audio over IP (AoIP) networks (network one cannot see network two). It is a one-to-one connection, with the routing for each network fully isolated.
The Glensound Vittoria Dante network audio bridge
In addition to the two redundant Dante interfaces, Vittoria has 32 channels of audio inputs and outputs on each network up to 96kHz (or 16 channels at 176.4kHz or 192kHz), with fully redundant power supplies and word clock in and out. There are high-quality sample rate converters between the networks and they support sampling rates of between 44.1kHz and 192kHz on both interfaces.
A key feature of the bridge unit is its ability to run at different clock rates on each network. This, for example, would allow the output of a Dante sound network in a stadium operating at one clock rate to connect with an outside broadcast truck running on Dante at another rate or working in the AES67 AoIP interoperability format.
“There is increasing demand for products that provide isolated Dante networks or can work in Dante and AES67 simultaneously and independently of each other,” commented Marc Wilson, managing director of Glensound. “This is something we have been asked for in recent years and we are very pleased to introduce Vittoria for this very specific but increasingly important application. Vittoria adds a new element to our ever-expanding range of Dante-enabled products and fulfils a growing need with the broadcast and sound markets.”