Audinate’s Dante, basically the de facto standard for digital audio networking, recently reached a milestone with more than 3,000 different products now incorporating Dante for audio-over-IP connectivity. According to research from RH Consulting, 3,034 Dante-enabled devices are available from 361 different manufacturers as of January 2021. The data from RH Consulting indicates Dante is the protocol of choice in more than 91 percent of the networked audio products currently on the market.
Audinate announced in January that the total number of OEM brands now working with Dante has reached 518, with 133 OEMs currently developing their first Dante-enabled product.
The numbers certainly seem to solidify Dante as the industry-leading protocol for digital audio networking. As you likely already know, Dante enables the distribution of hundreds of uncompressed, multi-channel digital audio channels via standard Ethernet networks, with almost no latency and synchronization. Dante also allows audio, control, and all other data to coexist effectively on the same network.