Audinate’s Dante Media Networking Supports Virginia Tech ‘Cube’

New immersive facility features multichannel Dante network
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PORTLAND, Ore. � The Institute of Creativity, Arts and Technology at Virginia Tech has opened a new "3D audio" facility called The Cube, and is using Audinate�s Dante Media networking to support "immersion" across research, experimental and live performance projects,�according�to a release.

The four-story theater features multi-screen video and 3D sound from 145 loudspeakers and requires extensive reach and a highly flexible architecture.�

The Dante network includes Yamaha XMV 8280-D amplifiers, which is able to drive eight speakers from a single connection. It also features Dante-enabled BSS BLU 806 digital signal processors, which is used to route signals across The Cube. The Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure also did not need to be supplemented to implement the network; Dante requires about 15 percent the amount of copper wiring as compared to other solutions.