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SDVoE Alliance and IDK Announce a New Class of Product Linking Dante Audio Networking Technology with the SDVoE Ecosystem

Preview of IP-NINJAR/Dante Audio Bridge at ISE 2019 demonstrates streamlined AV system architecture with enhanced flexibility, interoperability and reliability

MONTREAL — Jan. 30, 2019 — The SDVoE™ Alliance and IDK Corporation today announced an innovative new class of product that for the first time links Dante® audio networking technology with the SDVoE ecosystem.

IDK’s new IP-NINJAR/Dante Audio Bridge (model: NJR-AB08DAN) transcodes audio signals directly between the SDVoE and Dante protocol environments. Audio signal transport is enabled from NJR transmitters to Dante devices and from Dante device to NJR receivers. The bridge eliminates third party converters and processors which enhances system design flexibility while streamlining architecture, eliminating interoperability guesswork and optimizing reliability. Each NJR-AB08DAN can receive up to four audio streams from IP-NINJAR transmitters outputting up to eight channels in Dante protocol. Additionally, each bridge can accept up to 8-channel audio from Dante sources, outputting IP-NINJAR (SDVoE) protocol in up to four audio streams. This feature enables Dante audio embedding on HDMI signals and de-embedding through analog audio outputs at IP-NINJAR receivers.

“With this latest IP-NINJAR building block, we are responding to the market’s demand for the simplest, easiest and most reliable AV-over-IP system integration solution,” said Hideki Iwasaki, president of IDK Corporation “By bridging two different protocols, SDVoE and Dante, we can solve technical challenges while further supporting our customers’ preferences for migration to full-featured Ethernet-based system topologies.”

“SDVoE is recognized as the only interoperable standard for distributing video using commodity network hardware, and Dante is far and away the leader in audio distribution over Ethernet networks,” said Justin Kennington, president of SDVoE Alliance. “We congratulate IDK on creating a path to seamlessly connect these two world-class technologies – this is just one more important way SDVoE is transforming the matrix.”

At ISE 2019 (Amsterdam, Feb. 5-8), IDK is exhibiting on stand 10-R180 and the SDVoE Alliance is on stand 3-B150.

About IDK Corporation

IDK Corporation is headquartered in Kanagawa, Japan with sales, fulfillment and service operations in the USA, Europe and Asia. As a customer-focused, Pro-AV equipment manufacturer, IDK designs, develops, manufactures, and rigorously tests our state-of-the-art Pro AV products at IDK’s own facilities in Japan. Our product portfolio includes: multi switchers, video converters, matrix switchers, and AV over IP systems. IDK’s Pro-AV solutions are in use around the globe, for corporate, educational, entertainment, healthcare, retail and surveillance systems. For more information on the NJR-AB08DAN, visit

About the SDVoE Alliance

SDVoE is an initialism for “Software Defined Video over Ethernet”. The SDVoE Alliance is a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology allowing software to define AV applications. The alliance participates in tradeshows and conferences, publishes white papers and case studies and promotes SDVoE technology, and solutions based on the technology, to system integrators, designers and consultants. Training and installer certification are also part of the mandate. The SDVoE Alliance founding members are Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Semtech, Sony and ZeeVee. All interested parties are invited to join the alliance and work toward its goals. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @SDVoE.

Dante is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. SDVoE is a trademark of the SDVoE Alliance. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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SDVoE Alliance
Janet Matey
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Ryohei Iwasaki

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