Knowledgebase: Audio Networking > Dante
How do I enable AES67 on my M-DANTE module?
Posted by Ben Morgan on 10 February 2017 10:45 AM

Important: M-Dante cards will require a firmware update to 3.10.0 to enable AES67. Revision 2 cards should not be updated to the latest firmware. Please check your card version before attempting to update to 3.10.0 or higher.

AES67 is disabled by default. To enable open Dante Controller and open the ‘Device view’. Go to the ‘AES67 config’ tab and choose enable from the drop down menu. You will need to reboot to apply the changes. Multicast addressing is automatically assigned to a stream but address prefixes must match external devices. Use the ‘New Address prefix’ to configure if required.

AES67 transmit streams automatically appear and are ‘blue’ within Dante Controller. Only streams transmitted to the network are shown and are configured within each manufacturers software. Streams may take up to 30 seconds to appear whilst waiting for an SAP announcement.

Showing the filter pane enables filtering of current AES67 devices visible to Dante Controller.

Devices can be filtered whether they are AES67 enabled, disabled or unsupported.

This  can be useful  when applying complex system assignments and troubleshooting devices.

Receiving Dante channels can be found under the Device View > Receive tab. In this example we have 2 x AES67 streams or flows shown in blue with each stream consisting of 8 channels of audio. Channels 2&3 of the AES67 stream are routed to channel 1&2 of the Dante receiver.

Transmitting Dante channels can be found under the Device View > Transmit tab.

To create a new AES67 Transit device press the ‘Create a new multicast flow’ icon.

Tick the AES67 box before selecting channels. Then select the channels required for transmitting as an AES67 stream.

The stream will appear in the transmit flow box. A multicast address and stream number will be automatically assigned and is now available to select in the 3rd party receiving device.