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.
You can determine if your M-DANTE module is REV 2 or REV 3 by looking on the top edge of the red PCB as shown below:
REV2 modules will not have any text printed here
Note: REV2 modules can not currently have firmware later than 3.7.0 installed.
REV3 modules will have REV 3A or REV 3B printed here
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 a SAP announcement.
Showing the filter pane enables the 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.