Sonifex AVN-DIO10 Dante® to 3G/HD/SD-SDI Embedder/De-Embedder

Sonifex Ltd.

The AVN-DIO10 takes an SDI feed, de-embeds the 16 audio channels and places them on channels 1-16 of the Dante network, mapped using Dante Controller. It simultaneously takes the 16 input channels mapped to the device on Dante Controller and re-embeds them onto the SDI output.

Switches on the unit allow embedding of Dante channels onto the SDI output per channel pair and there are two modes of operation: Insert Mode enabled allows embedding to overwrite existing SDI audio selectively per channel pair. Insert Mode disabled clears any incoming audio channels on the SDI output and then allows selective embedding onto the SDI output per channel pair.

A Test Tone Mode allows 1kHz, 2kHz, 3kHz and 4kHz signals to be output on channels 1 to 4 respectively, for any group where embedding is enabled. This is so that downstream SDI audio outputs can be tested without the need of Dante sources.

It’s powered using Power over Ethernet (PoE), using Neutrik EtherCON connectors, with primary and secondary ports for power and data redundancy. The AVN-DIO10 uses the latest Audinate Dante® chipsets so is AES67 and Dante Domain Manager® compliant.

There are front panel LEDs to indicate network clock status, SDI lock status, AoIP Primary and AoIP Secondary link status, PoE Primary power and PoE Secondary power active.

A web interface is available for firmware updates, status information and network settings.

The AVN-DIO10 is supplied with a belt-clip, shoulder strap hooks (but not the strap) and an underdesk mounting plate. Up to 3 of the AVN-DIO10 units can be rackmount in the 1U AVN-DIORK.

Product Specs

Technical Specification For AVN-DIO10

Parameter SDI Input

Input Impedance:

75Ω Unbalanced

SDI Supported Standards:

270Mbps SMPTE-259M-C (SD)

1.485 or 1.4835Gbps SMPTE-292M (HD)

2.97 or 2.967Gbps SMPTE-424M (3G)

Supported Video Formats:

525/59.94 (SMPTE-125M)

625/50 (ITU-R BT.656)

720p/23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 (SMPTE-296M)

1035i/59.94, 60 (SMPTE-260M)

1080i/50, 59.94, 60 (SMPTE-274M)

1080p/23.98, 24, 25, 50, 59.94, 60 (SMPTE-274M)

1080pSF/23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 (RP-211)

1080i/50 (SMPTE-295M)

1080p/50 (SMPTE-295M)

Embedded Audio:

48kHz, synchronous



Supported Image Mapping:



Parameter SDI Output

Output Impedance:

75Ω Unbalanced

Alignment Jitter:


Output Level:

800mV ±10%

Return Loss:

<15dB @ 1.5GHz

SDI Supported Standards:

Output follows input

Supported Video Formats:

Output follows input

Embedded Audio:

48kHz, synchronous






Sample Rates:

44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz


PCM 16, PCM 24, PCM 32


PoE Power


802.3at Type 1



PD Power Range

0.44 W to 12.94 W

Typical PSE Power Usage

6 W

Max PSE Power Usage

15.4 W


Equipment Type

AVN-DIO10: Dante to 3G/HD/SD-SDI Embedder/De-Embedder

Physical Specification

Dimensions (Raw):

14.0cm (W) x 13.6cm (D) x 4.2cm (H)

5.5” (W) x 5.4” (D) x 1.7” (H)

Dimensions (Boxed):

17.8cm (W) x 17cm (D) x 5.6cm (H)

7.0″ (W) x 6.7″ (D) x 2.2″ (H)


Nett: 0.36kg  Gross: 0.55kg

Nett: 0.79lbs Gross: 1.21lbs



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