Yamaha regularly updates its software to improve user convenience and to provide high-quality, user-friendly functions. At the same time, Dante networking has been adopted in a wide range of professional audio systems with its flexibility and efficiency, contributing greatly the improvement of connectivity between devices. With the latest firmware update of the RIVAGE PM series digital mixing system, SMPTE ST2110-30 is now supported in combination with standard Dante functions.
SMPTE ST2110-30 is a set of standards for Media Over IP that is rapidly expanding in the professional broadcast market, and ST2110-30 defines the audio part of these. RIVAGE PM Series, which has already been adopted by many broadcast stations, includes optional Dante modules that each support up to 144 audio channels in and out.
In combination with Audinate’s Dante Domain Manager software package, these modules are now able to operate in “SMPTE mode”. In this way, simultaneous compatibility between ST2110-30 devices and all regular Dante devices is not only maintained, but system setup is simplified and security enhanced. Together with the CL/QL series digital mixers and R series I/O racks, the RIVAGE PM series expands the user’s options and contributes to the construction of a more flexible and comprehensive system.
Furthermore, RIVAGE PM systems allow multiple networks to be bridged, with each DSP engine hosting up to 4 audio networking HY cards. The HY144-D-SRC card provides sample-rate conversion, allowing additional connectivity options. For example, the system could interface between a standard Dante system running at 96kHz for a live performance, and a broadcast ST2110 network operating in a separate clock domain at 48kHz.
“We are very pleased to announce that the RIVAGE PM Series now supports SMPTE ST2110-30,” comments Chihaya “Chick” Hirai, Yamaha General Manager of the PA Marketing & Sales Department, “We are confident that this update will greatly contribute to the customers who are looking for systems with enhanced flexibility as well as those who are converting their existing systems into IP-based ones.”
Yamaha will continue to listen to the opinions of their customers, and work to provide more flexible systems and comfortable mixing environments.