AVnu Alliance members demo audio video bridging
January 28, 2013 by John Day
At Integrated Systems Europe 2013 (Stand 7-K190), more than a dozen AVnu Alliance member companies are demonstrating real-world examples of audio/video (A/V) systems using IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standards.
The demonstration, featuring interoperable devices from Alliance member companies, showcases the prioritization and coexistence of AVB with other network data and services, as well as the Alliance’s progress in driving interconnectivity among AVB devices.
AVnu Alliance (www.AVnu.org) is an industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional-quality audio/video by promoting the adoption of AVB standards. The organization creates compliance test procedures and processes that ensure interoperability of networked A/V devices, helping to provide the highest quality streaming A/V experience. The Alliance is focused on applications of these technologies in the automotive and other A/V markets.
According to Lee Minich, AVnu Alliance Marketing Workgroup chairman and president of Lab X Technologies, the demo at Integrated Systems Europe illustrates the seamless functionality of AVB infrastructure operating on a converged network, and underscores AVB’s robustness in protecting critical AV media. It is the first AVnu public demo of professional/broadcast audio and video products.
“Our demo this year is our largest yet at an ISE show, and we aim to ‘make the invisible visible’ by highlighting AVB’s seamless coexistence with other IT traffic while defending critical AV media traffic in even the most aggressive of network storms,” says Minich. “We also look forward to showing ISE attendees how AVB supports real-time video as a vital component of the AVB ecosystem.”
ISE 2013 participating AVnu Alliance member companies, representing a full range of AVB-based audio/visual technologies, include Avid, Axon, Barco, Biamp, Extreme Networks, Harman, Lab X Technologies, Marvell, Riedel, Sennheiser, UMAN, Yamaha, and Waves.