California Baptist University deploys Dante
Thursday, 16 January 2020
californiaCalifornia Baptist University is one of the top private Christian colleges in Southern California
USA - Audinate has announced that California Baptist University has deployed a Dante audio network which runs through the entire campus to support the ever-increasing demands of several diverse departments.
From high-end music productions and performances to academic lectures and sporting events, California Baptist University (CBU) relies on a Dante audio network, Dante Domain Manager, and Dante AVIO adaptors for deploying an efficient, cost-effective, reliable and secure, campus-wide, IP audio network.
California Baptist University is one of the top private Christian colleges and universities in Southern California, hosting nearly 11,000 students with a 160-acre main campus comprised of more than 30 buildings, including the 95,000sq.ft Eugene and Billie Yeager Centre, the 270-seat Wallace Theatre, and the JoAnn Hawkins Music building - one of the nation's most advanced music production and recording facilities.
Because of these critical uses, the school is continuously looking for ways to easily and securely share and manage audio content throughout the campus, and in turn, improve the student experience.
Randal Murphey, assistant director of Multimedia Services at CBU, said the university now has around 500 total AV spaces across the campus. He also said a critical component to success in setting up these spaces is Dante by Audinate.
"Dante is becoming the standard on campus,” Murphey said. “We are moving forward exclusively with Dante as we are a school that focuses heavily on its performances. Both Dante and Dante Domain Manager are proving to be transformational in how they improve our workflows."
The ways in which CBU has utilised Dante and Dante Domain Manager touch all aspects of the campus. Play-by-play announcing of baseball and soccer games takes place from a production studio one-quarter mile from campus. Live event audio is played out across multiple areas on campus. A CBU radio station streams to lobby areas. The School of Music can multitrack record live performances from separate facilities. Outdoor concerts are run with less labour and less equipment.
The school also utilizes more than 100 Dante AVIO adaptors in the school’s audio system. Available for analogue input or output, for AES3 and USB conversion, Dante AVIO Adapters allow users to connect their favourite audio gear with any Dante-connected system - delivering the interoperability, performance, and scalability that only networking can bring.
“With Dante we’re able to share audio from a device in our music department - such as our multitrack recorder - with the sound system in a theatre, or our events centre located across campus,” Murphey says. “This suddenly expands the capability of every device we have on the network. And because every room on our campus is networked you realize how quickly and effectively you can add devices - or move devices - into workflows. Networking with Dante makes things flexible and scalable in a way that is quite easy to manage.”
(Jim Evans)

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