PORTLAND, ORE.—A Dante audio-over-IP network is heading to school as San Jose State University Department of Television, Radio, Film and Theatre (TRFT) has deployed the Audinate network to manage signal transport of multichannel audio at the Hammer Theatre Center in downtown San Jose, Calif. In addition, the TRFT department has deployed a Dante AoIP network that connects several campus facilities, including an educational TV studio, the University Theater and Hal Todd Studio Theater.
The installation of the Dante audio network was part of a renovation of SJSU’s campus facilities. The Dante audio network in use by SJSU has been outfitted with new Dante-enabled digital signal processors, audio mixers, controllers and recorders with interoperability between all the products to enhance the routing and managing of audio for theater productions and online video projects in the TV studio.
The Dante system can be used with the Yamaha QL live digital audio mixer and Sound Devices Pix 270I recorder to record up to 64 channels of audio. The university can also use the system with the Yamaha R-Series I/O “RIO Rack” stage box, Harman BSS Blu-806 digital signal processors and Rane HAL paging multiprocessors. The school also brought in two Cisco SG300 switches for the Dante networks, as well as a third switch for the control subnet on the SJSU domain.
This deployment by the school is designed to provide hands-on training and experience to students as they prepare for careers in television, radio and multimedia.