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October 20, 2016

Multiple new networking interfaces from Calrec

Calrec used IBC to debut four networking interfaces, including an AES67/Ravenna interface, an AVB interface and a modular I/O Dante card (pictured) that also has AES67 compatibility. In addition, Calrec also showcased a SMPTE 2022-6 video interface.

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October 19, 2016

Ravenna-to-SAP freeware conversion tool to connect Ravenna devices to AES67 devices

MUNICH—In response to the growth of the AES67 interoperability standard, ALC NetworkX has developed the RAV2SAP, a Ravenna-to-SAP freeware conversion tool designed to connect Ravenna devices to AES67 devices.

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September 10, 2016

Stagebox demos SMPTE 2059 timing and AES67 audio capability as part of IP interoperability zone at IBC

Stagebox will showcase its SMPTE 2059 timing and AES67 audio capability at IBC as part of the IP Interoperability Zone (Hall 8, Stand D10).As one of the first products available to combine high quality video transport with an IEEE1588 timing capability, Stagebox now includes an SMPTE2059 mode, the standard adopted by the video broadcast market to replace analogue genlock and provide accurate studio timing over IP infrastructure.

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August 29, 2016

AES Show: The Future of Network Audio

The upcoming AES Show in Los Angeles Sept. 29, Oct—2, will devote a track to a series of presentations and panels to “Networked Audio.” Many of these will be of interest to radio professionals as IP digital networks have become so important to the industry.

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August 29, 2016

IBC Preview 1: From Aaton Digital to NETIA

29 August 2016

Strap in for details on some of the companies showcasing their wares in Amsterdam from 9-13 September…

August 19, 2016

Digigram Sets IQOYA *X/Link for IP Audio Delivery

MONTBONNOT, France—Digigram has released a new system for IP delivery of multiple audio programs to multiple targets, the IQOYA *X/Link. This device integrates multiple IP audio codecs and IP audio protocols for distribution of studio-to-studio links, studio-to-transmitter links, DVB radio, and web radio programs from low-latency, AES67-compatible audio-over-IP sources.

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July 14, 2016

IEEE 1588: Profiles in Time

As previously covered in this column, IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) is an essential part of a modern all-IP media production system. By distributing a highly accurate clock signal (to within a microsecond) to every part of a network, many good things can be made to happen: Cameras can be frame-accurately synchronized. Audio signals can be synced to each other and to video streams. Video signals can be switched at precise frame boundaries in the middle of a packet network. All this can happen with a simple common clock and an agreed-upon start point or “epoch.”

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June 2, 2016

Digigram to Speak at 140th AES Convention

With the 140th AES Convention days away in Paris, Digigram has announced that it will take part in the convention as a speaker.

Digigram’s Mickaël Henry, support and programming engineer, Nicolas Sturmel, head of research, and Lucas Rédmond, CNSMDP student, will present “Setting Up and Making AES67 Network Coexist with Standard Network Traffic.” – See more at:

May 27, 2016

Radio AoIP 2016 A new eBook from Radio World is now available

“AES67 will change everything for pro audio.”

“No one will be left on a proprietary island.”

“Broadcasters do not build radio stations any longer, they build data centers that play music.”

“A new trend in AoIP will replace the model we’ve got now.”

That’s just a sampling of comments we gathered from users, manufacturers and standards experts for “Radio AoIP 2016,” Radio World’s latest supplement about audio over IP for radio broadcasters, the seventh in a series dating back to 2002.

We asked the experts about implications of AES67 and AES70; about how broadcasters such as iHeartMedia, Cumulus, Townsquare Media, Minnesota Public Radio and RadiOhio are using AoIP technology; how to avoid common issues or problems; and what we can learn from their interesting projects and “problems solved.”

It’s free; read it here!

Produced by the editors of RADIO WORLD.

March 15, 2016

BEC Preview: “How AES67 Audio Over IP Is Going to Change Everything About Professional Audio”

Greg Shay is chief science officer for the Telos Alliance.  This is one in a series of Q&As with industry professionals about their presentations at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas. – See Full Article


December 17, 2015

SVG Summit: DTV Audio Group Talks Objects, IP

Picking up near where it left off during its conclave at the AES Show in October, the DTV Audio Group’s Audio Production and Distribution Workshop on Dec. 14 during the SVG Summit continued a conversation on object-based audio and the workflows around IP transport of audio. – See more at: Full Article

December 15, 2015

Alliance for IP Media Solutions Launched to Promote Open Standards and Interoperability in IP for Broadcasters

BOTHELL, WA, December 14, 2015 — A group of broadcast and media industry suppliers including Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Snell Advanced Media and Nevion have collaborated to form the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). This new, independent trade association’s mandate is to bring IP solutions to market that offer complete interoperability, are based on open standards, and integrate seamlessly into media workflow environments to foster industry innovation and efficiency. The group’s efforts will be focused on promoting the adoption, standardization, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP, with an initial emphasis on VSF TR-03 and TR-04, SMPTE 2022-6 and AES67.

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December 11, 2015

AES67 comes of age


Will Hoult, Kevin Gross, Media Networking Alliance, 139th AES Convention

In the two-plus years since the AES67 standard was ratified and published, there has been extensive industry debate surrounding the potential of this interoperability standard to help audio over IP (AoIP) achieve its full potential. With the unveiling of a 22-device demo at AES in New York last month, there is no doubt that this discussion has now transformed into something rather more tangible.

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December 9, 2015

Riedel Products at ISE 2016

“At ISE 2016, we will be showcasing our newest products: MicroN, Tango, and Smartpanel. While MicroN can be used in multiple ways to overcome most any signal transport challenge, Tango and Smartpanel combine to make a cost-efficient, highly scalable communications solution that is full-featured and can work on AVB and AES67 networks. We will also be talking about some recently completed A/V projects including Anthem of the Seas and Raiffeisen Bank’s Dialogue+ event.”
— Jens Miedek, Director Sales at Riedel Communications

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November 25, 2015

RH Consulting begins rolling AES67 plug fest

Independent consultancy RH Consulting is embarking on a rolling plug fest for AES67 – testing different manufacturers’ AES67-compatible equipment over the coming weeks to see how the interoperability standard works in practice. Installation has teamed up with RH Consulting to bring your their reports: here’s the first one. 

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November 24, 2015

AES67: Two More Ships Set A Course For Interoperability

Two weeks ago in this space, I posted “AES67: Are Two Ships Passing In The Night?,” an interview with Aidan Williams, CTO of Audinate, regarding AES67 and the ramifications of having four separate system discovery options as part of the audio-over-IP standard.

The underlying issue, according to Williams, is that having different system discovery options can lead to problems for end users of AES67-enabled equipment because they expect it to be essentially plug-and-play.

As I wrote at the time:

Understand, Williams and Audinate have settled on one of the four discovery options specified in AES67 and would like to see the whole industry do the same. Other vendors selecting other discovery options undoubtedly would like to see the industry support their selections.

Not surprisingly, I have begun to receive other points of view on the topic. Today, I present the thoughts of Andreas Hildebrand, senior product manager at digital media technology at ALC NetworX, and Kevin Gross, founder of AVA Networks, on system discovery and AES67.

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October 27, 2015

MNA presents live AES67 demonstration at AES

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. The Media Networking Alliance (MNA) – the professional AV industry alliance established to promote awareness and uptake of AES67 – is exhibiting at the forthcoming 139th AES International Convention in New York. A major attraction on the alliance’s booth will be a live demonstration of audio networking interoperability, featuring 22 currently available networked-audio devices, from different manufacturers employing various audio network platforms. AES67-specific extensions to the different network platforms provide for the common interchange of digital audio between them. In the instance of the demo, digital audio signals will be interoperable between devices employing Dante, Livewire, Q-LAN and RAVENNA. A total of 22 devices, from ALC NetworX, Archwave AG, Axia Audio, Digigram, DirectOut, Focusrite, Genelec, Lawo, Merging Technologies, QSC, Solid State Logic, Telos Systems Inc. and Yamaha, are connected to a simple network with a single Ethernet switch. Speaking for the MNA, Technical Working Group Chairman, Kevin Gross said: “Although pairs of manufacturers have independently verified interoperability and large-scale multi-manufacturer testing was done a year ago at the PlugFest in Munich, this will be the first significant public demonstration of AES67 interoperability. It’s powerful to see AES67 fulfilling its promise making network audio connections between devices and protocols that were formerly incompatible.” … continues Full Article

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October 27, 2015

MNA appoints its Board; SSL joins the alliance

The Media Networking Alliance (MNA) – the professional AV industry alliance established to promote awareness and uptake of AES67 – has appointed members to its Board. At the same time, international leading pro-audio manufacturer Solid State Logic has joined the alliance. Announcing the appointments to its Board, the MNA confirmed the appointment of Rich Zwiebel, Vice President, Systems Strategy, QSC Audio Products LLC as Chairman, and Terry Holton, General Manager, Yamaha R&D Centre as Vice Chairman. Marty Sacks Vice President of Sales, Support and Marketing, The Telos Alliance is appointed as Financial Officer, and Bill Scott, Vice President of Engineering and Technology at Bosch Communications Systems, and Andreas Hilmer, Director Marketing & Communications at Lawo, are also appointed as members of the Board … continues Full Article

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October 27, 2015

SDI vs. IP: Fox’s Thomas Edwards on VSF TR-03

LOS ANGELES—A technology-driven migration is taking place in the television engineering community, from baseband SDI-based equipment to IP-based and sometimes virtual technology. The discussion on the virtues and drawbacks of each continue. Last week, the Video Services Forum published a draft Technical Recommendation for “Transport of Uncompressed Elementary Stream Media over IP.” (See “VSF Publishes Draft Technical Rec. for Studio Video-over-IP.”)

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October 23, 2015

AES67-2015 Clarifies Interoperability Requirements

BOTHELL, Wash.— A maintenance revision to the streaming AoIP standard AES67-2013 has been issued, according to an announcement from the Media Networking Alliance, an industry group promoting AES67 adoption and standardization.Full article here


December 1, 2014

AES sponsors first AES67 ‘Plugfest’

AES ‘Plugfest’ proves AES67 interoperability Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. The AES, in cooperation with the European Broadcast Union (EBU), recently held a ‘Plugfest’ with equipment from 10 manufacturers, to demonstrate functional compatibility – or interoperability – between a number of different implementations of the AES67-2013 standard. AES Plugfest – December 2014

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April 26, 2014

Telos Alliance’s Shay says AES67 is safe

Patent claims from other companies shouldn’t dim enthusiasm for audio networking 26 April 2014, Cleveland, OH USA read more….

January 24, 2014

AES67-2013 Looks at Audio Over IP

AES67-2013 Looks at Audio Over IP – TV Technology
Audio system design is an ever-evolving process


October 2, 2013

AES Throws New Audio Networking Standard Into the Ring

Transporting digital audio over a network might turn out to be the biggest tectonic shift since audio went from analog to digital. The change will certainly happen much faster. The switchover to digital took nearly two decades to become ubiquitous in music recording, broadcasting and live sound, which was positively glacial in the scheme of today’s technological chronology. read more…..