NEXUS Plugs in to Dante

STAGETEC introduces a NEXUS interface for IP-based audio networks

At this year’s Prolight & Sound SALZBRENNER STAGETEC MEDIAGROUP, German manufacturer of professional audio technology, introduced a new interface board for the NEXUS network system.

The new XDIP board connects NEXUS to networks running Audinate’s DanteTM, which enables powerful audio and media networks to be created on existing standard Ethernet infrastructure using TCP / IP. The patent pending Dante also complies with the emerging AVB standard IEEE 802.1BA.

The new NEXUS XDIP module supports up to 64 bidirectional audio channels with different sampling rates. It is fully compatible with Dante’s unique plug and play network integration with automatic device discovery and system configuration. A preferred field of application is installations where existing standard Ethernet-LAN’s are to be used for audio signal transmission.


Also significant is facilitating the integration of peripheral devices into NEXUS which already exist in local area networks. This might include DAWs or simply a standard PC, which needs to be used for simple monitoring from time to time, e.g. in a broadcasting centre.