Dante Training at NAMM 2024 - Anaheim, CA

Thursday, January 25, 2024 - January 27, 2024
09:00 - 14:30 (GMT-0800) United States (Los Angeles) Time
800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA, United States

Audinate will be hosting Dante Certification training courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced Dante users, as well as introductory classes for Dante AV and managed switches at NAMM on Thursday, January 25th through Saturday, January 27th.

Date: January 25-27, 2024
Cost: Free
Note: A NAMM badge is required for entry. Learn more below
Location:

Anaheim Convention Center
Room 207D
800 Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

In addition to registering for Dante training, you must register for a badge to The 2024 NAMM Show, or you will not be able to enter the convention center to attend the training sessions.

To obtain a badge to The NAMM Show:

  • If you ARE a NAMM member:
  • If you are NOT a NAMM member:
  •  If you don’t qualify for NAMM membership:
      • When you register for Dante training, please check the box “Yes” to the question “Do you need a NAMM badge?”
      • You will need to accept the invitation for a NAMM Show badge. The invitation will be sent manually to you via email and can take up to two business days to receive.

Agenda

January 25 (Thursday)
9:00 AM 11:30 AM Networking 101 + Bootcamp (FULL)
12:30 PM 2:30 PM Dante Certification Level 1, Second Edition (FULL)
3:00 PM 3:45 PM Introduction to Dante AV (FULL)
January 26 (Friday)
9:00 AM 12:00 PM Dante Certification Level 1, Second Edition + Boot Camp (FULL)
12:30 PM 3:00 PM Dante Certification Level 2, Second Edition (FULL)
3:00 PM 4:30 PM Introduction to Managed Switches (FULL)
January 27 (Saturday)
9:00 AM 12:00 PM Dante Certification Level 3, Second Edition with DDM Demo – Live Prep Session (FULL)
1:00 PM 2:30 PM Introduction to Managed Switches (FULL)

January 25 courses (Day One)

Networking 101 + Bootcamp

9:00 am to 11:30 am (150 Minutes)

Requirements: Hands-on portion requires a PC or Apple Computer with a USB C port or bring your own dongle with network capabilities (No Chromes books or Tablets).

Attendees will get a jump start on networking basics. We go over basic concepts like what is a network switch, what is a router, what is an IP address, how to set an IP address, and more. This course prepares you for Dante Certification Level 1 and will give you a basic understanding of networking before jumping into a Dante Network 

For the hands-on portion, if you have never worked with AVoIP before, this will give you a solid understanding of using Dante and setting up a network. The Dante Certification Program takes the practical skills you learn with the hands- portion and begins to show you why these things work.

·       Know how to connect devices to a single network switch and get audio sent around a network using Dante Controller

Dante Certification Level 1, Second Edition

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm (120 Minutes)

After completing Dante Certification Level 1 (2nd Edition), students can comfortably design, set up and operate a Dante audio/video system on a single network switch. Demonstrations offer attendees a practical feel for Dante's breadth, reach and simplicity.

Upon completion, attendees will:

Be able to design, set up and operate a Dante audio/video system on a single network switch.

Gain an improved understanding of fundamentals in digital audio, digital video, and networking.

Be able to explain the benefits of a complete networked solution as opposed to point-to-point connections, digital snakes or AVoIP protocols.

An Introduction of Dante AV

3:00 pm to 3:45 pm (45 Minutes)

Attendees with audio or video backgrounds will each get something different from this course. Those with audio backgrounds will learn video fundamentals, from basic synchronization to video compression and how Dante AV products produce broadcast quality, visually lossless images across a variety of signal types. Those with video backgrounds will appreciate seeing live demonstrations of Dante AV systems with beautiful imagery and tight synchronization and performance on simple 1Gbps switches.

Attendees will learn the fundamental operation and specifications for Dante AV Ultra, Dante AV-H, including latency requirements, a comparison of H.264 and JPEG2000 video compression, and bandwidth planning.

 

January 26 courses (Day Two)

Dante Certification Level 1, Second Edition + Boot Camp

9:00 am to 12:00 pm (180 Minutes)

Requirements: Hands-on portion requires a PC or Apple Computer with a USB C port or bring your own dongle with network capabilities (No Chromes books or Tablets).

Attendees with audio or video backgrounds will each get something different from this course. Those with audio backgrounds will learn video fundamentals, from basic synchronization to video compression and how Dante AV products produce broadcast quality, visually lossless images across a variety of signal types. Those with video backgrounds will appreciate seeing live demonstrations of Dante AV systems with beautiful imagery and tight synchronization and performance on simple 1Gbps switches.

Attendees will learn the fundamental operation and specifications for Dante AV Ultra, Dante AV-H, including latency requirements, a comparison of H.264 and JPEG2000 video compression, and bandwidth planning.

During Dante Certification Level 1 (2nd Edition), you will learn the basics of using Dante, and have the opportunity for hands-on experiments. You’ll learn some simple, practical guidelines for connecting and working with Dante.

During the second hour of the class, attendees will be able to use a hands-on demo of a Dante Ecosystem that is using Dante AV and Dante AV-H. They will take different media signals and send them to multiple locations firsthand. 

Dante Certification Level 2, Second Edition

12:30 pm to 3:00 pm (150 Minutes)

Prerequisite – Dante Certification Level 1, Second Edition

After completing Dante Certification Level 2 (2nd Edition), students can confidently design, set up, operate, and troubleshoot Dante systems that span multiple network switches. A combination of live and pre-recorded demonstrations (due to required scale or elapsed time) will bring these features to life.

Upon completion, attendees will:

• Be able to design, set up, operate, and troubleshoot a Dante audio/video system that spans multiple network switches.

• Attain increased confidence in networking and the underlying principles to build truly robust, reliable systems.

• Gain an understanding of networking that should foster informed conversations with IT departments.

Introduction to Managed Switches (Class FULL, Registration Closed)

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (90 Minutes)

Prerequisite – Dante Certification Level 2, Second Edition

Intended audience: Intermediate to advanced Dante users.

Requirements: This class is entirely hands-on, and you must bring your PC or Apple Computer with an RJ45 network port.  (No Chrome books or Tablets).

This session offers a hands-on experience, with each table having its own Cisco CBS-350 switch to configure. Using the web interface, each student will establish administrative access, turn off EEE and optimize traffic using QoS and IGMP Snooping. For high-bandwidth links, a Link Aggregation Group (LAG) will be established. As time permits, we may also tackle VLANs and trunk lines.

This hands-on experience is for those who have never used a managed switch and would like a brief introduction. This is ideal for AV technicians who are taking on more responsibility with network management or whose Dante networks are growing to the point that it may be wise to engage some managed switch features.

Students can keep the Managed Switch Tutorial Guide booklets for future reference.

 

January 27th courses (Day Three)

Dante Certification Level 3, Second Edition with DDM Demo – Live Prep Session

(Class FULL, Registration Closed)

9:00 am to 12:00 pm (180 Minutes) 

Prerequisite – Dante Certification Level 2, Second Edition

Requirements: Hands-on portion requires a PC or Apple Computer with a USB C port or bring your own dongle with network capabilities (No Chrome Books or Tablets).

After completing Dante Certification Level 3 (2nd Edition), students will understand the fundamentals of Layer 3 enterprise networks and how Dante Domain Manager™ helps span massive network topologies for discovery, synchronization, and media transport. Since this class covers the individual streams Dante uses, students will also be prepared to engage with converged networks where IT policies block all traffic by default.

Before attending this class, students should have passed Dante Certification Level 2, Second Edition. The original Level 2 class will not be sufficient for the topics that will be discussed in this session – the newer “Second Edition” Level 2 class has substantial new content that must be understood to succeed in this class.

After going through Level 3, students will have a chance to see a Dante ecosystem using Dante Domain Manager. Students then will be able to connect networks together and use Dante Domain Manager to add DDM features to their own Dante Ecosystem.

Upon completion, attendees will:

• Understand the basics of Layer 3 networking commonly employed in enterprise networks and appreciate why networks are designed that way at scale.

• Be able to design, setup and maintain a Dante system in a Layer 3 environment using Dante Domain Manager.

• Gain an understanding of networking that should foster exceptionally informed conversations with IT departments, helping attendees build a better, collaborative relationship with members of that department.

• Have brought in Dante Domain Manager into their networks they built in Level 1 and Level 2 to help manage their devices. This is ideal for AV technicians who are taking on more responsibility with network management or whose Dante networks are growing to the point that it may be wise to engage some managed switch features.  

Introduction to Managed Switches (Class FULL, Registration Closed)

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (90 Minutes)

Prerequisite – Dante Certification Level 2, Second Edition

Intended audience: Intermediate to advanced Dante users.

Requirements: Hands-on portion requires a PC or Apple Computer with a USB C port or bring your own dongle with network capabilities (No Chromes books or Tablets).

This session offers a hands-on experience, with each table having its own Cisco CBS-350 switch to configure. Using the web interface, each student will establish administrative access, turn off EEE and optimize traffic using QoS and IGMP Snooping. For high-bandwidth links, a Link Aggregation Group (LAG) will be established. As time permits, we may also tackle VLANs and trunk lines.

This hands-on experience is for those who have never used a managed switch and would like a brief introduction. This is ideal for AV technicians who are taking on more responsibility with network management or whose Dante networks are growing to the point that it may be wise to engage some managed switch features.

Students can keep the Managed Switch Tutorial Guide booklets for future reference.

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