Portland, OR. March 17, 2010. Audinate announced today that it has joined the AVnu Alliance as a Promoter Member. The AVnu Alliance is an industry organization that is dedicated to the advancement of professional quality audio and video networking via the adoption of the emerging IEEE Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) standards. AVB is a developing standard for media networking that employs elements such as IEEE 802.1as Clock Synchronization, IEEE 802.1Qav quality of service, and 802.1Qat traffic shaping, to improve the transport performance of audio and video across standard Ethernet networks.
The AVnu Alliance is leading efforts to promote and support the creation and implementation of compliance test procedures and processes that provide interoperability of AVB-enabled networked products for the professional A/V, automotive, and consumer electronics markets
“Since our inception, Audinate has used standards to develop a complete IP based media networking solution,” said Audinate’s COO, David Myers. “AVnu’s goal for promoting interoperability and openness between A/V equipment vendors across the industry, will give customers greater flexibility in implementing A/V networked systems.”
“Audinate will include AVB support in our Dante™ solution” stated Dr. Chris Ware, Audinate’s VP of Engineering. “Customers will continue to take advantage of feature capabilities offered today, like automatic discovery of devices, descriptive text-based labeling, audio channel routing, and control & monitoring. “
Audinate aims to make the next major release of Dante™ compliant with the standards emerging from the IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) group. It will also make AVB compliant firmware upgrades available for many of its current products.
Audinate revolutionizes the way that AV systems are connected by transporting high quality media over standard IT networks. Using Audinate's patent pending networking solution, digital media networking just got easy. Audinate’s solution has been licensed by customers across the AV industry and can be found in installations and live sound applications globally. Audinate offices are located in US and Australia.
About Avnu Alliance
AVnu Alliance is an industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional-quality audio video by promoting the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) standards over various networking link-layers. The organization will create compliance test procedures and processes that ensure AVB interoperability of networked A/V devices, helping to provide the highest quality streaming A/V experience. The Alliance will promote awareness of the benefits of AVB technologies and intends to collaborate with other organizations and entities to make use of this work in their respective efforts to provide a better end-user A/V experience.