DNAV Embraces the Physical and Virtual at NAB Show


DNAV, a full-service systems integrator, consultant, and manufacturer’s representative of leading broadcast, AV, lighting, and display equipment, created a microphone-to-antenna experience featuring its broadcast radio technology partners at the 2024 NAB Show.

DNAV took down the curtain down between two adjacent partner booths – Sierra Automated Systems (SAS) at West Hall booth No. 3855, and American Amplifier Technologies at West Hall booth No. 3859.

Together, products are being offered that present a conceptual springboard for new radio facility designs and existing system upgrades.

DNAV also has a presence on the Orban booth (W3443), representing the company’s latest audio processing solutions.

“Our main goal at NAB is to demonstrate the power of DNAV as an inclusive vendor that isn’t limited by the belief that radio systems need to follow a certain blueprint,” said Daniel Hyatt, a DNAV Principal. “We will demonstrate new hardware systems as well as virtualized software solutions that emulate the hardware, and make connections for our visitors across in-studio, remote and cloud-based solution examples. There will be a little bit of everything on the combined stand and tied together with examples of the physical and virtual services we offer to the radio broadcaster.”

One way that DNAV will make connections across these different elements is through SAS Global Connect Software, which offers a complete command and control structure for SAS and third-party broadcast devices living on local and wide-area networks. It acts as a software-based NOC for broadcasters to centrally manage entire network operations and can interface with all components in a broadcast infrastructure from microphones to antennas. DNAV will preview a new virtualized SAS on-air console shipping later this year with connectivity to the Global Connect structure, with the ability to remotely manage and control a live broadcast.

DNAV Co-Principal Nick Straka adds that DNAV will preview several virtualized toolsets built into the new console, including an intercom system and touch panels. PlayoutONE automation will also be highlighted on the booth, working in conjunction with SAS Global Connect in its cloud-based software structure. “We are sending a clear message that we embrace the physical and the cloud domain, and there are plenty of opportunities to embrace both in ways that effectively define a solution that works for every broadcaster.”

— reporting by Brian Galante