HARMAN Professional Solutions’ BSS Audio Receives AVnu Alliance Certification for Soundweb London BLU-805 and BLU-325 Processors

harman-logoNEW YORK, New York – HARMAN’s BSS Audio today announced the Soundweb London BLU-805 and BLU-325 Signal Processors have received AVnu certification for Audio Video Bridging (AVB) interoperability. The certification was attained from the AVnu Alliance, which is the professional audio industry’s only organization dedicated to driving open, standards-based AV networking through the certification of AVB products based on their interoperability. The certifications were announced today at the 139th international convention of the Audio Engineering Society (AES).
“We are committed to both AVB and HARMAN Professional Solutions’ support for the AVnu Alliance’s mission to promote interoperability,” said Iain Gregory, Senior Market Manager, Installed Sound, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “These certifications offer yet another example of how we prioritize delivering the highest level of functionality for a variety of systems-based solutions.”
Both the BLU-805 and BLU-325 devices offer configurable inputs and outputs, compatibility with all Soundweb London input and output card options, logic processing capability, the 256-channel BLU link bus and GPIO. Each offers up to 16 inputs and outputs, configurable in banks of four. Card options include analog mic/line inputs with Phantom Power, analog outputs, digital inputs (AES/EBU and S/PDIF), digital outputs, the Soundweb London AEC Input Card and the Soundweb London Telephone Hybrid Card.
The BLU-805 and BLU-325 devices allow 64 incoming AVB channels and 64 outgoing AVB channels. Configuration, control and monitoring will be provided by a forthcoming release of HiQnet™ Audio Architect.
The BLU-805 and BLU-325 processors are not the first HARMAN Professional Solutions products to be recognized by AVnu. Last year, the Crown DCi Network Display Amplifiers became the first professional audio endpoints to receive AVnu certification for AVB interoperability.
About AVnu Alliance
The AVnu Alliance is dedicated to the advancement of streaming audio and video by promoting the adoption of IEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standards over network infrastructure. The organization strives to create an open path to AVB standards, define AVB compliance test procedures, and an AVnu certification program that ensures AVB interoperability of networked A/V devices to provide the highest quality streaming experience in professional A/V, automotive, and consumer applications to deliver a compelling end user experience.
HARMAN (harman.com) designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems; audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and connected services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. The Company’s software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 27,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $6.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2015.