23 - 25 September 2018, Dubai

Dante Certification Training

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Based on industry standards, Audinate created Dante, an uncompressed, multi-channel digital media networking technology, with near-zero latency and synchronization. Dante is the preferred audio networking solution that has been adopted by more pro-audio AV manufacturers than any other networking technology. Interoperability is not a dream of the future, but a reality today. Hundreds of Dante-enabled products are available from the world’s leading manufacturers, enabling you to mix devices from multiple manufacturers.

The Dante Certification Training that took place on the last day of  Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017, provides an easy way for system designers, engineers and others in the industry to learn about Dante with in-depth training and promote their expertise. The certification program demonstrates your Dante proficiency to potential employers and clients. The certification program currently has two levels, but the goal is to add additional levels, as well as specializations by industry role in the future.


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Level 1: Dante Certification Training

This is part of the full Dante Certification Program, a multi-level training program offered by Audinate. It is designed to provide a useful background in audio networking for audio professionals, and does not assume any previous background in computer networking. Level 1 is an introductory course for users who are new to networking. This session provides a foundation in audio and networking concepts and may be all that is required to assemble and operate a small, stand-alone Dante audio system. To complete Level 1 Certification, an online test must be passed after completing this course.

Course Topics:

•  What is Dante?
•  Digital audio basics: a review of fundamentals as they related to networked audio
•  IP Networking basics: a high level look at basic networking
•  Using Dante: using the Dante Controller to connect and manage devices on a Dante network
•  Dante Controller Basics
•  Dante Virtual Soundcard


Level 2: Dante Certification Training

This course is part of the full Dante Certification Program, a multi-level training program offered by Audinate. It is designed for intermediate to advanced Dante users, and should only be taken once Level 1 has been completed. To complete Level 2 Certification, one must pass an online skills test and a knowledge test.

Course Topics:

•  Dante Controller - Configuration and Diagnostics Tools
•  Dante redundancy
•  Clocking
•  Latency
•  Unicast & Multicast
•  Dante Flows
•  Dante Via


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Kieran Walsh
Prolight+Sound Middle East-Keiran WalshKieran has enjoyed a varied career in Audio engineering, currently the role at Audinate sees him giving support and training to manufacturers of a wide range of AV equipment. Prior to Joining Audinate, Kieran was Head of Digital and RF at Britannia Row Productions. Apart from the work most associated with Britannia Row, being live concert sound production, Britannia Row has a healthy interest in "special projects". These projects included many broadcast events where equipment and skills would be leased to a facilities house. Kieran was heavily involved in integrating equipment from various departments and disciplines to create a functioning system. Kieran attributes his interest in the integration of different disciplines to his background and training as a classical musician and producer/engineer of classical and Jazz recordings, which have been carried as radio programs and incidental music for feature films.
Kieran Walsh
Senior Technical Solutions Manager