Vi Series is a series of optional interface cards, designed to fit the Local Rack, Compact Stagebox, or in the on-board expansion slots of Vix000 consoles and in some cases also the Vi Stagebox. These cards enable Vi Series consoles to interface directly with a wide range of other systems and audio networks using industry standard protocols.
The Dante card DANTE allows 64 channels to be sent to / received from a Dante network. As well as providing audio exchange with other Dante-enabled equipment, the card also allows 64 channels of audio to be connected directly to a PC or Mac computer for recording or processing, by using a standard Ethernet connection*.
Routing and setup of the network is done using an external computer running Dante Controller software (available FOC from the Audinate website).
A BNC sync output connector on the card allows the console’s wordclock input to be driven by the network clock, if required by the clocking setup.
From Q4 2018, Dante cards are shipped with Dante V4.x firmware, giving AES67 and Dante Domain Manager compatibility.
*Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard software to be installed on the computer — one license token supplied with each card.