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MNA features Performance Venue AES67 demo on InfoComm boot


Booth #5991
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando FL. USA


MNA features Performance Venue AES67 demo on InfoComm booth


AES67 interoperable audio transport, connectivity, discovery and connection management between Dante, Livewire and Q-LAN

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 6 June 2017. Center-stage on the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) booth – #5991 – at this year’s InfoComm exhibition, is an extensive live demonstration of AES67 interoperability, integrating multiple, different networked audio systems.

As the professional AV industry alliance charged with promoting awareness and adoption of the AES67 open standard, the MNA regularly presents interoperability demos at trade shows, demonstrating the ability of AES67 enabled network devices, operating with any of the different AoIP networking technologies, to successfully pass digital audio between them.

The demo at InfoComm this year differs, in that it is directly analogous to a practical, real-world AoIP networking application. The demo comprises three racks of networked audio devices, running Dante, Livewire and Q-LAN respectively, effectively operating as a single AES67 network. The three racks correspond to a typical performance venue, or theater, networking scenario; with a Dante based FOH and stage monitoring solution in the auditorium, a Q-SYS based installation providing extended distribution of the audio feed throughout the wider venue, and an in-house recording / broadcast and post production facility, operating on Livewire+.

In this scenario, AES67 enables these discrete networks to leverage the same network infrastructure and the live program audio to be transmitted throughout the venue. On-stage, audio feeds are split at the stage-box, going direct to FOH and monitor consoles via Dante and simultaneously to the production facility, via AES67 / Livewire+. AES67 interoperability between Dante and Q-SYS provides for transmission of a feed from the FOH desk throughout the rest of the venue, including to BoH areas, production offices and dressing rooms, etc..

AoIP networking specialists from MNA member companies will staff the booth throughput the duration of the show, to provide one-on-one ‘walk-throughs’ and demonstrations.


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About Media Networking Alliance
The Media Networking Alliance is a non-profit organization formed to actively promote the adoption of the AES67 audio networking interoperability standard. Currently comprising 30 member companies, the MNA includes a range of professional audio equipment manufacturers, as well as public broadcast corporations. The MNA provides a forum and environment whereby the members of the organisation may meet to review standards development and compliance programmes and to foster the development of new products based on the AES67 standard. This open standard is promoted by the MNA through a range of education and training initiatives, as well as through public demonstrations of audio networking interoperability. Developer support is provided by the MNA to ensure that members’ products are compliant with the AES67 standard and achieve reliable interoperability with products from other manufacturers. Recent demonstrations have successfully connected together more than 20 pro audio devices from over a dozen different manufacturers.

Editors’ contact:
Keith Grant
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Media Networking Alliance booth contact:
Tina J. Lipscomb
Media Networking Alliance, Inc.
Phone: +1 425-870-6574