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Ian Bethell

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Dante Controller - IP Protocol Control Possible?
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:11:22 pm »

Hello all, does anyone know if it is possible to change Dante routing over IP Control?

Scenario: I want to be able to switch a single Dante output between multiple inputs using a crestron type controller.

David Sturzenbecher

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Re: Dante Controller - IP Protocol Control Possible?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 01:16:24 pm »

Have you looked to see if crestron offered this feature already? During Level 2 training, I was told this was already in the works. Audinate offers their API, not sure if there is a cost though. 

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Re: Dante Controller - IP Protocol Control Possible?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 09:56:24 am »

Which devices are you using for audio that you want to control?

What I typically do for these situations is bring all of my Dante inputs into a router block within a DSP that feeds into the outputs I want to drive. Then I'll send TCP/IP commands to the DSP to switch between each source. This is more a traffic cop approach. It does not actually tamper with any Dante routing it just redirects the signal flows.

I have not yet seen anyone issuing straight TCP/IP commands to a Dante chipset to repatch the routing. I would also tend to avoid this myself because if a power user takes it upon themselves to rename a device or channel, or a device has to be sent to the MFR under warranty and comes back with a new Dante name, new firmware, or gets replaced with another unit, all of the TCP/IP commands hard coded into the Crestron controller would fail and require a service call and freshly compiled code.
Mike Nicolai, CTS-D
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