Training and Tutorials

Dante Certification

Learn about Dante and promote your expertise with in-depth training offered both online and in-person.

Live Training

Dante AV Networking World and other training events are offered throughout the year.

Video Tutorials

Getting Started with Dante and Dante Controller 101 video series now available in addition to the Dante Certification videos.

Online Training

We currently offer several online courses that are approved for InfoComm RU credit.


Networks and Switches

Dante Basics for the IT crowd

Can I connect a Dante device directly to my computer?

Yes. Simply connect your Dante enabled devices to an Ethernet switch, using Cat5e or Cat 6 Ethernet cable, and then connect your computer to the same switch.

If you have only one Dante-enabled device to connect to your computer, you may eliminate the switch and simply connect the two with a Cat5e or Cat6 Ethernet cable.

What type of Ethernet cable is recommended for Dante?

As most Dante devices support gigabit Ethernet, Cat5e or Cat6 cable is recommended. For purely 100Mbps networks, CAT5 may be used.

Does Dante work with Fiber Optic network cable?

Yes. Because Dante works with standards based networking technology, using fiber is simple. Use a switch that supports fiber connections to send Dante data over a fiber optic cable.

Application Diagrams

Compare analog and Dante network diagrams of the same environment

We've created a series of system diagrams showing some of the most common scenarios of AV applications. View and download audio diagrams for live performance, broadcast, corporate settings, house of worship, and more.

View Audio Networking Diagrams


The Relationship Between Dante, AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110: An introduction to the SMPTE ST 2110 Implementation on Dante

Learn more about Audinate's release of SMPTE ST 2110 interoperability and pre-existing AES67 implementation

At Audinate, we felt the release of ST 2110 interoperability was a good time to share our vision for how Dante and open standards work together. This white paper also offers clarity on some myths and misconceptions we hear in the market today, especially around PTPv1 and PTPv2.

Audio Networking in Higher Education: Transforming Facilities, Workflows and the Student Experience with Dante

Find out how Audinate’s Dante can transform what educators do with campus audio with the inclusion of Dante Domain Manager.

Whether you are trying to facilitate recording a lecture by a visiting scholar, give and record a performance in a space using equipment already setup in another area on campus, or distribute the play-by-play action of Friday night's big game to students from locations all around the school, Dante Domain Manager is the complete network management solution for your campus!

In this white paper, find out how Dante and Dante Domain Manager can solve problems unique to campus AV systems and transform campus facilities, workflows and the student experience.

Implementing AoIP (Audio-over-IP) from an IT Manager’s Perspective

Implementing Audio-over-IP from an IT Manager’s PerspectiveReal-world lessons at the AoIP convergence of AV and IT in a mixed-use IT infrastructure.

IT managers increasingly expect AV systems to be integrated with enterprise data networks, but they may not be familiar with the specific requirements of audio-over-IP systems and common AV practices. Conversely, AV professionals may not know the concerns of IT managers or know how best to achieve their goals. This whitepaper helps both sides understand each other's needs when utilizing AoIP.

Audio Networking Trends 2016 - Global Survey Results

Audio Networking Trends 2016The largest annual audio networking survey results are in! Learn the trends from RH Consulting's latest survey

Audio professionals need to know what's happening in the industry in order to serve their clients and attract new ones. 

This 2016 independent survey from RH Consulting draws on audio professionals around the globe. It answers the questions - How fast is audio networking growing? Which audio networking protocols are being used, and why? The trends are clear for those wondering about the future of AVB, Cobranet, Dante, EtherSound and RAVENNA.

Download the whitepaper and find out!

Dante Digital Audio Networking vs. Analog: A Real World Comparison of Cost and Complexity in Three Common Installations

Dante Digital Audio Networking Recalibrates Cost and ComplexityDante has opened the door to a new world of custom-designed, feature-rich AV systems without the prohibitive costs.

Performance, versatility AND affordability?

Integrators, consultants and their customers looking for an audio system that offered a simple design that was easy to install, yet delivered high performance, versatility and a reasonable price used to be out of luck. Then Audinate launched its Dante audio networking solution and their luck changed.

The Three Pillars of Audio Networking

Three Pillars of Audio Networking WhitepaperThe critical components of a complete, interoperable audio networking solution.

While there is much debate about different standards and protocols within audio networking, the reality is that it takes much more than just standards to create a truly usable, interoperable audio networking solution. This new whitepaper examines the three critical pillars of audio networking that sit on top of this foundation.

The Death of Analogue and the Rise of Audio Networking

The Death of Analogue and the Rise of Audio Networking Whitepaper

A "must read" from RH Consulting

A detailed examination of audio networking today, revealing growth rates and market forces that are rapidly leading to an industry-wide convergence.

Audio Networking Survey 2015

Audio Networking SurveyWorldwide survey reports bright future for audio networking.

In 2015, audio and AV consultancy RH Consulting carried out a survey on the use of audio networking and this was done in conjunction with four magazines - Systems Contractor News, Installation International, Pro Sound Asia and Pro Sound Middle East. The purpose of the survey was to try and find out how much audio networking is going on and what choices people are making.