The VERTO 32 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 VERTO 32 provides 4 ADAT I/Os – each with 8 channels – for 32 x 32 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 VERTO 32 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 VERTO 32 is immediately detected with all 32 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 Dante 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 here.
Ferrofish offers a feature-identical version with 64 ADAT I/Os: VERTO 64
VERTO 32: 4x ADAT Input + 4x ADAT Output, optical TOSLINK
- 32×32 channels at 48kHz,
- 16×16 channels at 96kHz
VERTO 64: 8x ADAT Input + 8x ADAT Output, optical TOSLINK
- 32×32 channels at 48kHz
- 16×16 channels at 96kHz
- 2 x DIN5 connector for MIDI embedding/de-embedding
- BNC: 1 x input, 1 x output
- 75 Ohm Termination set by default (switchable via Dante)
14.4VA (1.2A at 12V)
- Polyfuse internal, self-resetting
- 1 x power supply included
- Temperature range: 41°F up to 113°F (+5°C up to +45°C)
- Humidity: <75%, non-condensing
- Weight: 0,9 kg
- Dimensions: 22 x 9 x 4,5 mm (without rack ears)
- 19“ Rack mountain kit, metal (for mounting 1 x Verto in a 19” rack-space)
- Multi-range Power Supply 12V (EU)
- ADAT Cable Locking Plate (Part. No. 7027)
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 VERTO32 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.
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.