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2017

June 13, 2017

MNA member companies’ activities at InfoComm

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 13 June 2017. Media Networking Alliance (MNA) member companies are participating extensively in InfoComm 2017. A total of 16 member companies exhibiting on the show floor include the two latest additions to the alliance’s membership; Coveloz Technologies Inc, and Luminex Network Intelligence.

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June 7, 2017

MNA features Performance Venue AES67 demo on InfoComm boot

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.

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May 17, 2017

IP Showcase a major NAB success for MNA member companies

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 16 May 2017. Terry Holton, Vice Chairman of the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) – the non-profit trade association, established to promote the adoption of the AES67 standard – has described the participation of more than 10 MNA member companies in the IP Showcase event, held throughout the recently concluded NAB Show in Las Vegas, as “the most impressive and effective event the MNA has participated in”

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April 25, 2017

MNA member companies promote AES67 at NAB

Member companies are sponsoring education sessions and hosting live interoperability demos throughout NAB Show

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 22 April 2017. Member companies of the Media Networking Alliance (MNA), a non-profit trade association, established in 2014, to promote the adoption of the high-performance AES67 AoIP interoperability open standard, are exhibiting and participating in a wide range of promotional activities to advance the cause of AES67 at this year’s NAB show.

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April 21, 2017

MNA announces member companies participating in NAB IP Showcase

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 21 April 2017. 10 member companies of the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) – a non-profit trade association, established to promote the adoption of the AES67 standard – are joining with members of eight other broadcast and professional audio industry organisations in staging the IP Showcase at the 2017 NAB Show; ARG, Calrec, Digigram, Focusrite, Lawo, Merging Technologies, Riedel Communications, Telos Alliance, Ward Beck Systems and Yamaha.

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April 10, 2017

MNA promotes participation in unprecedented multi-organizational IP Showcase

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 7 April 2017. The Media Networking Alliance (MNA), a non-profit trade association, established to promote the adoption of the AES67 standard, is very pleased to be joining the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), IABM (the international trade association for suppliers of broadcast and media technology), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Video Services Forum (VSF) in developing the IP Showcase at the 2017 NAB Show.

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February 7, 2017

Symetrix joins MNA: company is promoting AES67 enabled products at ISE

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 8 February 2017. Symetrix, a leading manufacturer of installed audio DSP systems, for professional AV installation and system integration, has announced its membership of the Media Networking Alliance (MNA).

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February 1, 2017

ARG Quarra Switches Selected for Media Networking Alliance Interop Demos

1 February 2017, Cirencester, UK: ARG, designer and manufacturer of quality secure network tools and critical data transmission switches for the audio market, has announced its Quarra PTP Smart Switches have been selected for the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) series of forthcoming interop demos to be held at ISE in Amsterdam in February plus NAB, INFOCOM, IBC and AES in New York later this year. ARG’s technology will interconnect equipment from more than 12 other vendors using four Audio-over-IP protocols: RAVENNA, Dante, Livewire+ and QSC.

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January 31, 2017

13 MNA member companies promoting AES67 at ISE

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 30 January 2017. A total of 13 Media Networking Alliance (MNA) member companies are exhibiting at ISE 2017, promoting product that supports AES67. The AV industry alliance of manufacturers and end-users, promoting awareness and adoption of the high-performance AES67 AoIP interoperability open standard, is supporting its members at ISE and sponsoring a program of technical presentations during the show.

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January 10, 2017

The MNA promotes experience and expertise at ISE

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 10 January 2017. The Media Networking Alliance (MNA), the AV industry alliance of manufacturers and end-users, promoting awareness and adoption of the high-performance AES67 AoIP interoperability open standard, is participating extensively in ISE 2017, sponsoring a series of AES67 technical sessions throughout the duration of the show.

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2016

December 19, 2016

QSC announces Q-SYS platform software release to support AES67

Networked audio interoperability standard will allow audio distribution between Q-SYS and other systems supporting AES67 without additional hardware

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 19 December 2016. MNA member company QSC, LLC has announced that it will incorporate support for AES67 in its Q-SYS™ Platform with the forthcoming Q-SYS Designer v5.3 software release.

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December 12, 2016

ALC NetworX Releases RAVENNA-2-SAP Converter Tool

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 12 December 2016. As the AES67 interoperability standard continues to gain traction, so the need for tools to facilitate interoperability increases. ALC NetworX, developers of the RAVENNA audio networking technology, is therefore pleased to announce the release of RAV2SAP, a useful RAVENNA-to-SAP freeware conversion tool designed to help connect RAVENNA devices to other AES67 devices.

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November 30, 2016

MNA raises the game for AES67 at 141st Convention

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 30 November 2016. The Media Networking Alliance (MNA) continued its work in heightening awareness and promoting uptake of the high-performance AES67 AoIP interoperability standard, among key industry professionals, at the recent 141st AES Convention in Los Angeles; the second year in succession the alliance has participated in the convention.

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September 26, 2016

Media Networking Alliance appoints co-chairs of Marketing Working Group

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 26 September 2016. The Media Networking Alliance (MNA) – the professional industry alliance established to promote awareness and uptake of the high-performance AES67 audio interoperability standard has announced the appointment of two new co-chairs of its Marketing Working Group.

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August 30, 2016

Media Networking Alliance promotes AES67 at IBC 2016

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA, 31 August 2016. The Media Networking Alliance (MNA) – the professional industry alliance established to promote awareness and uptake of the high-performance AES67 audio interoperability standard—will be conducting live AES67 demonstrations at IBC 2016, September 8–12, at RAI Amsterdam, in hall 8, booth C94 (8.C94).

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June 13, 2016

MNA rises in the east: new Chinese member companies join the alliance

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. The Media Networking Alliance (MNA) – the professional AV industry alliance established to promote awareness and uptake of AES67 – has announced the membership of two major Chinese audio technology companies.

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June 6, 2016

MNA announces activities and events promoting AES67

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. The Media Networking Alliance (MNA) – the professional AV industry alliance, charged with promoting awareness and adoption of AES67, the open standard that provides for the common interchange of digital media between different AoIP networking platforms – has announced the schedule of activities and events of the alliance and its member companies at InfoComm 2016.

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April 19, 2016

AES67 live at NAB – MNA’s biggest demo yet on booth N625

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. 19 April 2016. The Media Networking Alliance (MNA) – the professional AV industry alliance, charged with promoting awareness and adoption of AES67 – is showing its biggest ever live AES67 demo on its booth at the NAB Show, highlighting AES67 interoperability between networked components operating with RAVENNA, Dante and Livewire AoIP transports.

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April 16, 2016

MNA expands interoperability demo for NAB

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. At this year’s NAB Show, the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) – the professional AV industry alliance, charged with promoting awareness and adoption of AES67 – is hosting an expanded live AES67 demonstration on its booth, N625. The demonstration principally highlights AES67 interoperability between networked components operating with RAVENNA, Dante and Livewire AoIP transports, previously only operable independently of one another.

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April 11, 2016

MNA new members: Calrec, Cymatic and NTP Technology join the alliance

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. The Media Networking Alliance (MNA) – the professional AV industry alliance established to promote awareness and uptake of AES67 – has announced that Calrec, Cymatic and NTP Technology are the latest leading international pro-audio and broadcast technology companies to join the alliance.

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2015

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 19, 2015

AES67-2015 revision confirms stability of the audio network interoperability standard

Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. A maintenance revision to AES67-2013 – the AES standard for high-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability – has been issued. The revision, called AES67-2015, clarifies some of the interoperability requirements, based on general implementation and “plugfest” experience. See Full Article Here

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September 9, 2015

RAVENNA announces two new partners

On the eve of IBC 2015, ALC NetworX is pleased to announce two new RAVENNA partners; Modulation Index based in California, and 2wcom who operate out of the Schleswig-Holstein region in Germany. Full Article Here

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August 18, 2015

DirectOut and Merging announce interoperability of 256 channels via RAVENNA

The advantages of audio networks have been well publicized and are easy to understand, but in a true professional working environment, the importance of moving large channel counts around the network with very low latency is of great importance. Just as important is the ability to integrate with legacy I/O formats that will continue to be in use for some time to come. RAVENNA is the ideal network protocol for delivering these solutions and DirectOut Technologies and Merging Technologies offer complementary and compatible products that offer full interoperability. See Full Article Here:DirectOut and Merging Article

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August 18, 2015

IBC Sneak Peek: Digigram Shows AES67-Compliant Iqoya IP Audio Line

At IBC2015 Digigram, which is celebrating its 30th birthday, will highlight its range of AES67-compliant Iqoya IP audio products. – See more: Full Article

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August 6, 2015

AES67: An open standard for digital audio networking interoperability and convergence

For its upcoming August 25 monthly meeting, the AES Los Angeles Section will spotlight the commercial applications of digital audio networking for a broad spectrum of communities, from music recording and touring sound to permanent installations, broadcast, film and TV facilities. Presented byKevin Gross (pictured left), an acknowledged expert in networking topologies, the meeting will provide a valuable overview of emerging trends during the past 30 years, covering operating principles and capabilities of various Ethernet-based protocols ranging from Cirrus Logic’s CobraNet through Audio Video Bridging (AVB) to the new AES67 protocol. See Full Article Here  

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July 29, 2015

About AES67 Standard And What It Means For The AV Industry

Many of you would have heard about the AES67 standard that was developed by the Audio Engineering Society and published in September 2013. To promote the adoption of AES67, The Media Networking Alliance (MNA) was formed in October 2014. SI Asia speaks to Andreas Hildebrand,Senior Product Manager at ALC NetworX GmbH, the company that is responsible for RAVENNA networking technologies and also a member of MNA, to know more about AES67. AES67 is not intended to replace existing solutions, but to offer means for interoperability among them. See full article here: Tech Talk – AES67

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June 1, 2015

Media Networking Alliance appoints working group chairs

  Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. The Media Networking Alliance has announced the appointment of chairmen for its Technical and Marketing Working Groups, nominating Kevin Gross and Will Hoult to the respective positions. Kevin Gross is founder of AVA Networks and a leading independent consultant to AV equipment manufacturers and systems designers. He is a pioneer in media networking, having previously conceived and developed the CobraNet transport protocol for high-quality audio over Ethernet networks. Will Hoult is a graduate of the University of Surrey’s Music and Sound Recording course. He has spent a number of years as a member of the marketing team at Focusrite Audio Engineering and today oversees Focusrite’s audio-over-IP product strategy and roadmap. Commenting on the appointments, Rich Zwiebel, chair of the MNA, said, “The MNA has chosen Kevin and Will to move forward the technical and marketing objectives of the MNA. The appointments and formation of these first two working groups is a milestone in the alliance’s evolution. In practical terms, it means that our technical and marketing activities to promote adoption of the AES67 standard will take on a greater momentum and significance.” … continues Download the full press release Kevin Gross chair of the MNA Technical Working Group Will Hoult chair of the MNA Marketing Working Group

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April 21, 2015

Modern Audio Networking Simplified; Q&A with MNA Chairman Rich Zwiebel

All voices

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2014

December 23, 2014

With Adoption of AES67 Standard, Riedel Moves Closer to Goal of Offering Standards-Agnostic Solutions

WUPPERTAL, Germany — Dec. 23, 2014 — In its commitment to offer flexible, highly interoperable products and solutions, Riedel Communications today announced its support for the AES67 standard and the RAVENNA technology framework. Capable of operating in existing network infrastructures, RAVENNA enables real-time IP distribution of audio and other media content, with the low latency, full signal transparency, and high reliability critical in broadcast and professional audio applications. read more….

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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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October 26, 2014

AES hosts launch of Media Networking Alliance supporting AES67: panel presentation and inaugural membership meeting during convention

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October 2, 2014

Media Networking Alliance formed to support AES67

AES hosts launch of Media Networking Alliance supporting AES67: Media Networking Alliance, Bothell, Washington, USA. The forthcoming 137th AES Convention will host the launch of the newly formed Media Networking Alliance (MNA). The alliance, comprising leading industry proponents, adopters, developers and suppliers of media networking technologies, will present a panel session during AES Los Angeles 2014
Networked Audio Track Event N7, on Friday October 10 at 4:00 pm, followed by its inaugural membership meeting at 5:00 pm. MNA formation – October 2014

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2013