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Articles May-Jun 2022

PALM SUMMIT Conference & SeminarNew!

Knowledge Quotient at PALM AV-ICN expo 2022
PALM SUMMIT Conference & Seminar

Manufacturers and distributors spend three fruitful days at PALM, exhibiting and showcasing their latest products, but beyond the enticing exhibition stands, are fringe events like the PALM Conference & Seminar Programme that are arguably the most valuable feature of the three days, wherein delegates ... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

TOP 50 PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGYNew!

Global Pro Sound & Light Technology
TOP 50 PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

PALM has selected the Top 50 Pro Audio and Lighting Products & Technology, trending in the National and / or international markets. The demand for advanced technology has made the industry competitive with global brands unveiling the latest product technology and new versions of equipment with upgraded ... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRO AUDIO INDUSTRYNew!

Glimpse of One of The Plants at Noida, U.P.

This year PALM + AV-ICN is honouring the AHUJA FAMILY for their Leadership of over Eight Decades in the Pro Audio Industry with the Lifetime Contribution to The Pro Audio Industry Award at the PALM Sound & Light awards. This award recognizes over Eighty Years of innovation, quality & reliability of brand AHUJA in meeting the demands of Pro Audio products in India. This award acknowledges their commitment to... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

AV ARCHITECT OF THE YEARNew!

Awarded for highest standards in adopting best innovation and vision in AV Architecture This award has been instituted for an AV Architect chosen by AV-ICN platform to be recognized for the quality of his body of work, incorporating the best innovation and vision in AV architecture. In this feature, we highlight one of the most prestigious projects accomplished by Narendra Naidu - The Statue of Unity... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

PALM AV-ICN 2022 SHOW PREVIEWNew!

PALM Expo was launched in 2001, in response to the top music recording engineers in Bombay desiring a dedicated pro audio expo. Bombay was the music recording capital and Bollywood Bombay boasted of the big studios and big sound rental companies and the beginning of the big stage... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Milind Raorane Sets the Tone at ToyRoom MumbaiNew!

ToyRoom outfitted its second outpost in Mumbai with Electro-Acoustic Design Consultant Milind Raorane to deploy a comprehensive Sound and Audio design that would enhance the unapparelled ambience of the nightclub. PALM +AV-ICN Reports.
Nex Protection Technology

Located in Kalina, Mumbai, Toy-Room Mumbai is established on the premises of the vibrant and stylish Grand Hyatt, one of Mumbai's sophisticated leisure and business... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Post Pandemic Video Conferencing RiseNew!

Abdul Waheed is the Managing Director at EYTE Technologies. A CTS holder from Avixa, Member of the Certificate Committee of AVIXA, has been in the AV industry for more than two decades, delivering many successful projects across various segments. Abdul gives his overview of the video-conferencing industry and the latest market trends.

ommunication, the human connection is the key to personal and professional success. It is very important to have effective communication... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

The CHORDFATHER Experience New!

Neumann's first Studio Monitor Experience Center in Mumbai
Nex Protection Technology

Recently Neumann in collaboration with well-known music composer, producer, sound engineer, and live engineer, Sunny M.R.'s Chordfather Productions announced the launch of its exclusive Studio Monitor Experience Center for audio professionals... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Dynamic Evolution of Projection Technology with NEC New!

Humans have always wanted to bring their imagination to life. Introducing 2K / 4K projectors that deliver superior colors’ and high resolution has made that possible.
Nex Protection Technology

The high detail, true color rendition and cinema-like quality video of projectors are being leveraged by Artists, museums, schools and businesses alike to educate, attract and engage customers or to uplift and inspire people in new and innovative ways...... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Integrated System Design Crafts a Savvy Aural Experience Hot!

HARMAN Professional Solutions & ISD install a comprehensive Aural setup at Pass Code Hospitality newly opened restaurants.
Integrated System Design

When Pass Code Hospitality opened three new bustling restaurants in Lower Parel, Mumbai, they reached out to HARMAN Professional Solutions and Integrated System Design to deploy a comprehensive Aural setup that enhanced each restaurant's theme well....... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Star Dimensions India accomplishes STATE-OF-THE-ART- LIGHTING ARCHITECTURE for the "BANDRA WONDERLAND" project in Mumbai New!

Ashish Mehta & Becket Tundatil Creatively Execute Seamless Architectural Lighting Design at the Iconic Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
Bandra-Worli Sea

Between 24th December 2021 and 2nd January 2022, the project came alive as the sun set on the city - with the entire 1.5 km of the Bandra Reclamation promenade being engulfed in specially themed displays that emphasized the four different seasons of the year, boasting different eye-catching..... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Pro-Audio Market with Sennheiser New!

Sennheiser is a leading manufacturer of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones, and wireless transmission systems and has been creating unique sound experiences for customers. PALM+ AV-ICN got in touch with Vipin Pungalia, Director, Sales - Pro Audio & Country Manager, Sennheiser - India, to learn more about the company's plans for the Indian market.
Vipin Pungalia Pro Audio Country Manager Sennheiser

The live music industry had seen a boom before the third wave of COVID stuck. What are the current industry sentiments, and do you think that the industry is poised to see a boom again? India has always been a music-loving country, for global as well as local artists..... read more


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11 Questions with Aidan Williams ------- March April 2018 Issue!


Founder and Imaginator, Aidan Williams, fields 11 questions from Anil Chopra, Editor, PALM Technology, on Dante’s intrigue. The insight and in-depth revelations on networking in cyber space is future proof stuff.

1. Has Audinate absolved the audio signal from purgatory? Was it a moment of epiphany that allowed you to brand your networking software as Dante? To cut to the chase could you succinctly explain exactly which code Dante cracked?
Founder and Imaginator, Aidan Williams







Audio signals are trapped inside analogue cables today – they need to be freed! Dante allows audio signals to roam freely across the wide expanses of data networks installed by our IT cousins.

The technical innovation behind Dante comes in a few parts. Firstly, we developed techniques for sending audio through standard IT networks with such low delay and tight synchronization that it is indistinguishable from running an analogue wire between the devices. Secondly, we developed plug and play and self-configuration techniques that made Dante really easy to use. We knew that the networking needed to be bulletproof and easy to use for AV professionals who don’t spend their lives in IT environments. Finally, we package up our solutions into a toolbox of solutions (cards, chips, modules, software) that are really easy for manufacturers and integrators to use.

2. Ethernet data transfer rates have increased from the original 2.94 megabits per second (Mbit/s)[3] to the latest 400 gigabits per second (Gbit/s). Can we ascribe all the miraculous Dante features to this fantastic leap in Data transfer?

Some, but by no means al. It is certainly the case that increasing Ethernet speed enables higher performance media networking – both audio and video. For example, a single gigabit Ethernet cable can support over 512 audio channels. However, higher speed networks do not solve the problems we were addressing when we developed Dante (see above).

3. Are there some magical alloys in the hardware that account for the incredible specs Audinate offers?

In some cases, yes. The highest performance Dante solutions use programmable hardware chips called Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) to provide wire speed packet processing for hundreds of audio channels with only a few hundred microseconds of latency and microsecond synchronization. In the case of PC and Mac software, we relax those performance requirements quite a bit!

4. Is optical fibre necessary to exploit Dante hardware and software features to their optimum?

Certainly not – many people use CAT5/6/7 Ethernet cabling very successfully with Dante. A bonus of using copper cabling is that power can also be supplied to the device with the network cable using Power over Ethernet (PoE).

5.Did the design revelation occur at Motorola or NICTA? Or your work on real-time transfer protocol (RTP) on zero configuration networking while at IETF? Can you tell us how these various organisations contributed to the concept of Dante?

When I was at Motorola Labs, I was working in the IETF on zero configuration networking – the plug and play networking technology now seen in many products (e.g. Apples Bonjour). I was also working in other areas – IPv6 networking and reliable multicast. The Dante project however, began at NICTA (now part of the Australian CSIRO research lab). The work we did at NICTA was entirely new, particularly around the synchronization and low delay aspects to ensure the required level of performance. It was very helpful to have a background in Internet Protocols and standardization, so one could consider Motorola contributed to Dante by training us well!

6. Are you at heart an engineer hell (pun intended) bent on becoming rich on the revelation or are you really a philosopher poet?

More along the philosopher poet line I think.. 😉 I’m more motivated by the possibility of transforming the AV industry rather than by money. There really is a much better way to build AV systems than using piles of boxes and analogue cables! If we get it right, the money will take care of itself and along the way we will build a good company that employs many people.

7. You seemed to have conquered all the brands, who seem happy to be in your stables! Can you give us a downside on this (if any)? or better from the horse’s mouth which is the best competition to Dante?

Right now, the competition is really analogue cabling. Many integrators still design systems they way they have done for many years – with analogue cables. Fortunately, when they try Dante for the first time, they discover that Dante makes the networking part easy, but we still need to convince them to make that first step.

8. It would be nice if you could recount some unique audio networking solutions Dante configured?

This one is fun: https://youtu.be/inFPhq9pfRo They have lots of different types of equipment all hooked together with Dante. You’d have to be careful when upgrading the equipment in the lion enclosure!

9. Would you say Dante is “extremely affordable” or “rather expensive”?

This often depends on the system. In many installations Dante greatly reduces cabling and installation costs – because the network is already there or because only a single set of cabling is needed. At Audinate, we continue to work on reducing the cost of Dante networking. I look forward to the day when AV products are no longer burdened by the cost of all those analogue connectors and converter chips – those things are expensive! Check out our new AVIO products – these are very cost effective products for adding Dante to existing systems.

10. At what level do you think the Indian market is? Is broadband speed in India still a hurdle or are other areas still backward?

I’m not intimately familiar with the AV market in India, however India has a strong reputation for IT knowledge, so I would expect technologies like Dante to be readily accepted and used in the Indian market. Broadband speed is not a big concern, because mostly people want to send audio signals around inside a building or a campus using fairly high speed local networks. High speed broadband would really only be necessary for sending audio between geographically distant sites.

11. What is your vision for Audinate going forward?

At Audinate, we really want to enable the use of IT technology in AV systems. Networking is an enabler and has the potentially to totally change the way that people design and deploy AV systems for the better. Widespread use of networking enables people to do more with less but still improve the quality of AV solutions.



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