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Autograph Announce XDANTE-1 Dante Network Switcher
The XDANTE-1 Dante Network Audio Changeover System has been developed by a team of Autograph engineers, led by Rob Tory, as a simple and efficient way to switch between dual-redundant Dante sources at the push of a single button. Like all Signature Series devices it has been created in response to real-world demand and incorporates two switchers, each capable of switching between two 32-channel sources. These can be used independently, or combined to switch between two 64-channel sources.
In common with the other changeover devices in the range, the XDANTE-1 integrates seamlessly with Autograph’s XUSB-2 Mac / PC Switching System for complete control and peace of mind. The unit is housed in a 1U 19” rack-mount case, features dual-redundant internal power supplies as standard and whilst developed for theatrical audio, is also ideal for any other application where uninterrupted Dante network connectivity is vital.
It also includes another key feature found on other mission-critical Signature Series units, the ‘Big Red Button’ - as Autograph’s Duncan Bell explains, “When and if an operator reaches the point that they have to switch Dante networks mid-show, the last thing they need is to try and do that via an on-screen menu or some hidden control. The XDANTE-1 includes a large, illuminated red button that can be found instantly in any lighting conditions, which will instantaneously and noiselessly switch between networks if necessary”.
You can find out more about the XDANTE-1 HERE