Level 1 & 2 Dante Certification and "Beyond Certification" Training - Brussels, Belgium

Mar 20 – Mar 21, 2018


On the 20th and & 21st of March, Audinate will be hosting Dante training classes in Brussels, Belgium. This event will be geared toward attendees spanning a wide array of expertise, from beginner to intermediate to advanced Dante users.

On 20 March, we will be offering Level 1 & 2 Dante Certification Training.

On 21 March, we will be offering a special course called "Beyond Certification: Tips, Tricks and Best Practices with Dante."

Date: 20 & 21 March, 2018
Time: 09:30 - 17:00 (sign-in begins at 09:00)
Cost: Free (registration required)

Hoek 76 - Unit 301
2850 Boom

Space is limited so register now using the form on the right (audinate.com login required).

Course Descriptions

Dante Level 1 Training

This course 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

Dante Level 2 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, you 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

Beyond Certification: Tips, Tricks and Best Practices with Dante

"Beyond Certification" is a new program designed for intermediate attendees that have completed Level 1 and Level 2 certification, but don't have a need for more complex topics and systems covered in Level 3 Certification. This course will teach attendees problem-solving skills for the most common mistakes in system design. This course is ideal for reinforcement of Dante Certification topics along with new approaches to IT convergence, system design and more

Course Topics

Traditional IT Ethernet Lessons (Taught for Audio Professionals)

  • Fundamentals: IP Addr, Subnet Mask, Gateway, Reserved LAN Ranges, DHCP, Link Local
  • Optimization: TCP vs UDP, QoS, Unicast/Multicast, IGMP Snooping
  • Topology: VLANs, Trunks, STP/LAGs, WiFi SSIDs targeting VLANs
  • Infrastructure: Choosing a Good Audio Network Switch

Audio System Design Concepts

  • Why we use Digital Audio Networks – It’s More than “IoT” or “Going Digital”.
  • Simple Design Tips for Durable Audio Networks with Easy Maintenance
  • Concepts for Integrating Audio Networks with Larger Property IT Infrastructure
  • Latency - A Short Study on How Longer Latency Impacts Performers
  • Implications of Open Standards (AES67, SMPTE 2110)
  • Wireless Mics: Increasing Reliability and Integrating New Technologies Into Your Productions

Troubleshooting and Maintenance (for Audio Professionals)

  • Dante Controller Error Messages & What To Look for When Troubleshooting
  • Dante Presets - Using Selective Save/Recall in Commissioning and Updates
  • Audio Clocks - Often Blamed, Rarely the Problem (and How I Know)
  • Redundant Networks - How to Avoid Getting Tangled in the Safety Net 

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