up to

96 kHz

in + out

256 Ch.

VERTO 64

64 x 64 ADAT <> Dante Converter

Dantify your equipment. All of it!

The VERTO64 is a high-quality solution to connect a wide range of ADAT equipment to a Dante/AES67 network with up to 96 kHz. The ultra-compact device is an easy way, to enable Dante connectivity to an existing live or studio setup.

The VERTO64 provides 8 ADAT I/Os – each with 8 channels – for 64 x 64 channel operation. The converter features an additional Word Clock I/O and is easily remote controlled via the network connection and MIDI.

Thanks to the array of 16 “Lightpipe” connections, the VERTO64 can integrate several studio devices or a loaded stage box into the Dante network. It can simply turn ADAT-equipped devices, like the RME Firefaces or DIGIface, into fully functional Audio-over-IP computer interfaces.

Connected to a Dante network, the VERTO64 is immediately detected with all 128 I/Os and automatically configured. This way every room with a LAN connection can be used for recording or mixing – simply plug the device into the network and start to work – with full Dante fail-safe Two-Port-Redundancy.

Thanks to the small footprint, any Verto converter fits easily into mobile setups and can be always carried as Dante connection kit for complete stage boxes.

An additional rack mount kit is available.

Ferrofish offers a feature-identical version with 32 ADAT I/Os: VERTO32

IP Networks everywhere. Use them.

Dante Plug & Play Eco System

The VERTO 64 fits directly into scalable network infrastructures of the Dante Eco System. The fabulous Dante control software allows it to route all channels freely within the network.

Remote Control via Network

The VERTO 64 can be remotely controlled via the Dante Network. The Dante audio streams can be used to send and receive embedded MIDI messages.

VERTO 64

INPUTS & OUTPUTS

ADAT I/O Channels

<>

Dante I/O Channels

8 x ADAT I/O (TOSLINK)

Each ADAT port can transfer eight channels at a sample rate of 48 kHz (= 64 In + 64 Out channels). With 96 kHz  it is possible to convert 32 Dante I/O to ADAT (S/MUX2).

MIDI I/O

The Dante data streams can be used to send and receive embedded MIDI messages. A very useful feature, to remotely control MIDI equipment in the studio rack or on stage from the FOH.

WORD CLOCK I/O

BNC with 75 Ohm termination.
Set to on by default – can be changed with the remote software via the network connection.

Dante Network I/O (redundant)

Two RJ-45 ports connect to any Dante audio network. Simply connect a LAN Ethernet cable (CAT5/CAT6) to the primary port. The secondary port takes automatically over in case of a network error (Dante Port Redundancy).

VERTO 64

ADAT Format

Sixteen Lightpipes.

Thanks to an impressive array of 16 ‘Lightpipe’ connections, the Ferrofish VERTO64 integrates a wide variety of studio devices or a loaded stage box into the Dante network. The compact box can add a complete room with audio equipment to the Dante/AES67 network of the facility, like a multi-room studio or a House of Worship´s main sound system.

The VERTO64 can be used as a cost-efficient solution, to add Dante connectivity at a later time to other Ferrofish converters, like the PULSE16/PULSE16 MX and the A32. It can simply turn ADAT-equipped devices, like the RME Firefaces or the RME DIGIface USB, into fully functional Audio-over-IP computer interfaces with Mac and Windows drivers.

The optical ADAT ‘Lightpipe’ interface is still the most affordable way to transfer a variety of audio channels. Originally designed for the Alesis Digital Audio Tape machine – hence the name – in 1991 it is reliable, standardized and still everywhere. Nearly all of todays computer audio interfaces, hardware synthesizers, samplers and even mixing consoles include at least an ADAT port.

Like AES/EBU and SPDIF, the ADAT Lightpipe system is self-clocking — it carries an embedded clock from the source device.

Thanks to the optical connection, ADAT-linked equipment avoids ground-loops and will not transfer harmful electrical spikes from one device to the next.

The ADAT format built-into the The VERTO64 provides the common bit-splitting technique to utilize higher sample rates, than the originally defined 48 kHz. The so-called S/MUX2 (= ‘sample multiplexing’) halved the number of available channels per cable to reach up to 96 kHz.

up to

96 kHz (SMUX/2)

Single Port up to

8 Channels
up to 15m

VERTO 64

Dante Network

Simply plug it to the net.
Just like that.

The Ferrofish VERTO64 delivers all the industry-leading features of Dante in a single compact device. Including 64 channels bi-directional transmission and port redundancy. VERTO64 can simply add Dante and AES67 connectivity to an ADAT audio interface or converter. It can integrate isolated islands of ADAT devices to a Dante network.

VERTO64 is out-of-the-box compatible with any other Dante-enabled device. It fits directly into the scalable network infrastructure with up to thousands of channels – with a simple CAT5/6 cable. It is immediately detected with all 64 I/Os and automatically configured. Every room with a Dante LAN connection can be used for recording or mixing – simply plug the VERTO64 into the network and start to work.

Dante is the fastest growing Audio-over-IP Eco System, with countless compatible products from more than a hundred manufacturers.

As a Layer 3 IP-based protocol Dante can work with off-the-shelf network hardware. The usual in-house GBit LAN is perfectly suited for any Dante application with several hundred audio channels. Setting up a Dante network is typically just a matter of plugging devices into an Ethernet switch and connecting a computer for channel routing and management to the network.

A huge advantage of Dante - besides Plug & Play with automatically recognized device names - is the fabulous Dante software manager. With its help audio signals can be made available anywhere and everywhere in the network - even kilometers away. Patching and routing down to a single channel is done in software and not over physical wired links and hardware routers. Millions of audio-payloaded IP packets travel automatically to their designated destinations, with Unicast and Multicast transmission.

Dante provides ultra-reliable clocking via Precision Time Protocol (PTP) and a  sophisticated clock master selection. It supports low latency operation, adjustable from 150 microseconds to 5 ms (default: 1 ms for up to 10 switches). Dante includes a suite of diagnostic tools, monitoring the network health status, e. g. device latency monitoring, active clock health monitoring, packet error reporting, and usage statistics.

Besides the main body of audio packets, Dante transmits  control data. This way Ferrofish devices can be remote controlled via the network.

Dante is developed and supported by Audinate - a single company, which guarantees a standardized solution and the ongoing compatibility of all Dante-enabled products.

All in all Dante matches perfectly the requirements of any professional audio work.

up to

192 kHz

Dante DEVICE

PLUG&PLAY

GLITCH-FREE

REDUNDANCY

VIRTUAL Dante

SOUNDCARD

With AES67 Ferrofish Dante devices integrate the global Interconnection Audio-over-IP standard. It allows Dante, Ravenna, LiveWire and plain AES67 devices to exchange audio streams. AES67 is also part of the global Video-over-IP standard SMPTE 2110.

VERTO 64

Dantify your equipment!

Seamless integration of up to 2 x 8 ADAT devices into the fastest growing
Audio-over-IP Eco System.

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