PureLink Intros Modular AV Network Switch with AVB

PureLink will debut a modular AV network switch featuring AVB (Audio Video Bridging) technology at InfoComm 2019. The Media Hub M28A houses any combination of four Cat/fiber modules (up to 28 ports). With support for AVB, the Media Hub M28A offers master clock synchronization between all connected AV devices and the Media Hub M28A is […]

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An Introduction and Comparison of Dante, AVB and CobraNet Methodologies

Presented by Steve Alexander at the 2018 Almo Professional E4 AV Tour Lots of signals, just one cable: Simplify AV installations and lower cost with Audio over IP (AoIP) methods such as Dante, AVB, and CobraNet. This course will serve as an introduction and comparison to three approaches to network-based audio signal distribution. Participants will […]

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On the Network

It’s the hot topic, the current buzzword, the latest and greatest and so forth and so on — it’s AV on/over the network. But stop and think — do you actually need one? Do you just crave one? Can you afford one??? There is certainly a lot of product out there in the sound reinforcement […]

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Biamp Adds AVB USB Expander With Bluetooth Wireless Technology to Tesira Platform

Biamp today announced its new AVB USB audio expander, the Tesira EX-UBT. Designed for use in Tesira systems, the new expander provides a digital audio interface via USB. Designed for installations requiring USB connections not located in a rack or near other equipment, the Tesira EX-UBT is not limited by the specification-defined maximum USB connection […]

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Avnu Certification of Cisco Catalyst Series Switches Expands Options for AVB/TSN Solutions

Biamp says that its Tesira customers will have more AVB-capable switches to choose from when designing and installing AVB/TSN systems. The Cisco Catalyst family of switches includes the AVB-enabled 9300 and 9500 Series and the recently Avnu-certified 3650 and 3850 Series of switches. Avnu certification confirms interoperability for AVB systems using Catalyst switches. Cisco Catalyst […]

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Avnu Alliance Pro AV Education Initiative Ramps Up for 2018

As part of an ongoing effort to educate the pro AV industry, the Avnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open, standards-based deterministic networking, will offer their popular AVIXA Master Class at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018. Included in the AVIXA AV/IT track, the 90-minute, manufacturer-independent education training, entitled ‘The Evolution of Ethernet and IP for Audio, Video and Beyond,’ offers AV […]

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Audix Announces AVB-Enabled Ceiling Microphones

Audix today announced AVB-enabled models of several of its most popular models, including the M3 tri-element hanging microphone. Since it’s launch in 2014, the M3 has become a widely popular microphone for conferencing solutions. Its patented tri-element design incorporates three-phase coherent hypercardioid capsules with tailored frequency response. The M3 is designed for speech intelligibility and provides a 360-degree coverage pattern […]

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PreSonus Unveils EarMix 16M AVB-Networked Personal Monitor Mixer

Designed to work seamlessly with the PreSonus StudioLive Series III family of mixers, yet compatible with other AVB-enabled systems, the PreSonus EarMix 16M 16×2 AVB-networked personal monitor mixer provides a high-quality, expandable, networked monitoring solution for stage, installed sound systems, and studio recording. Part of PreSonus’ fast-growing ecosystem of AVB-networked products, each EarMix 16M accepts 16 mono channels of input […]

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Control4 Ships New Pakedge S3 Series Switches for Layer 2 and Layer 3 Routing in Professional AV Applications

Control4 Corporation announces the Pakedge S3L-24P Layer 3 Lite Switch and the updated S3-24P Layer 3 Switch, both with Avnu-certification and support for quick setup for DanteTM and Q-LAN technology.Support of time-synchronization technologies such as Audio Video Bridging (AVB)/Time Sensitive Networking, Dante, and Q-LAN provides professional AV integrators with an interoperable platform providing seamless management for performance-sensitive audio and […]

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Revolabs Works to Solves Unified Communications Challenges at InfoComm 2017, Will Show First Joint Solutions With Yamaha

Revolabs (now owned by Yamaha Corporation), will demonstrate its portfolio of unified communications (UC) solutions at InfoComm 2017, June 14-16, in Orlando, Florida in booth 3281. At the show, attendees will see the all-new Yamaha CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System for Huddle Rooms, an AVB networked audio station, wired and wireless microphone systems and the […]

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PreSonus Introduces StudioLive 24 Digital Console/Recorder

PreSonus’ new 24-channel StudioLive 24 digital console/recorders further extends the company’s third-generation StudioLive Series III line, which launched earlier this year with the 16-channel StudioLive 16 and 32-channel StudioLive 32. Like all Series III consoles, StudioLive 24 further improves on the StudioLive’s legendary ease of use while letting you customize workflow and operations to fit […]

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L-Acoustics Launches Its First Avnu-Certified Systems

Today, L-Acoustics announces that the LA12X amplified controller is the first L-Acoustics product to receive Avnu certification, the LA4X will also receive certification in the coming weeks. The Avnu-certified LA12X and LA4X amplified controllers include built-in AVB bridge functionality. Apparently, they are the first Avnu-certified amplified controllers to be launched with both Bridge and Listener technology. To accompany LA12X […]

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On Biamp and Baseball: Second Thoughts on the TesiraFORTÉ DAN

Last week, I wrote about Biamp and the announcement that Dante will now be an option in their smaller TesiraFORTÉ DSP units. While it is an interesting story and the TesiraFORTÉ DAN units do fill a niche, it might not be as important as it appeared to me at first reading. I’ll tell you why […]

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Biamp Systems Adds TesiraLUX Online Certification Training

Biamp Systems now offers online certification training for TesiraLUX, Tessera’s 4K networked video distribution solution. In addition, Biamp has added new webinars covering a variety of topics from “VoIP Basics” and “Troubleshooting 101” to “Designing a Conference Room” and “Logic and Presets in Tesira.” These offerings are part of Biamp’s award-winning training program that’s designed […]

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Cisco Publishes White Paper on Switching AVB Over Its Gear

AVB (Audio Video Bridging) is the common name for the set of technical standards developed by the IEEE Audio Video Bridging Task Group of the IEEE 802.1 standards committee. This task group was renamed the Time-Sensitive Networking Task Group in November 2012 to reflect the expanded scope of its work. IEEE 802.1 defines a set […]

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BSS Audio Receives AVnu Alliance Certification for Soundweb London BLU-805 and BLU-325 Processors

Harman brand 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 […]

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Biamp Adds to Tesira Amplifiers

Biamp Systems introduced four new amplifier models to it’s Tesira’s network amplifiers lineup. The four include the four-channel 175-watt AMP-4175R, the eight-channel 150-watt AMP-8150R, the four-channel 350-watt AMP-4350R, and the four-channel 300-watt AMP-4300R CV with constant voltage. The amplifiers feature dual AVB/TSN ports for tnetwork redundancy and feature slots for optional analog failover cards to continue signal flow if the […]

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Biamp Systems Equips Tesira Platform With

Biamp Systems today announced new Lync Enterprise Voice integration and a new hardware dialer for its flagship Tesira platform. VoIP integration support coupled with the new HD-1 hardware dialer provides an easy-to-install, streamlined conferencing solution. By adding support for Lync Enterprise Voice to the Tesira platform, teleconferencing applications that utilize a Lync Server as their […]

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Pixels and Erasable Ink — Could I Be Wrong?

Those of you who follow my musings on the world of professional AV know that I can be skeptical at times. I’m skeptical about AVB. I was skeptical about video over IP. I’m skeptical about the continued value of HDBaseT. What I try not to be is cynical; it’s good to start off questioning new […]

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Pakedge to Debut AVB Capable Layer 3 Switch at InfoComm

Pakedge Device & Software has announced that it will debut its upcoming Layer 3 switch at InfoComm in June. A true Layer 3 switch, it will come equipped with dynamic routing protocols for management of complex networks, making it ideal for commercial and enterprise networks. The switch will support multicast functionality – a necessity for […]

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Pivitec Adds New CMx64io-AVB Network Card

Pivitec has introduced the new CMx64io-AVBTM Ethernet AVB network card. The card is designed to add AVB connectivity to professional audio equipment that supports the industry standard CM-1/CM-2 card format. The network card is a complete off-the-shelf solution that features a USB 2.0 interface and 10/100/1000 Ethernet. USB 2.0 allows the host device to act […]

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PreSonus Ships AVB Networking for StudioLive Active Integration Mixers

PreSonus is now shipping its SL-AVB-MIX Audio Video Bridging (AVB) audio networking option card for StudioLive AI-series console and StudioLive RM-series rack-mount Active Integration mixers. These options allow you to create a complete, networked live-sound solution, using CAT5e or CAT6 cables instead of a snake—and that’s just the beginning. AVB enables precisely synchronized, real-time, low-latency, […]

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Gary Interviews AptoVision’s CEO, Kamran Ahmed, About Future of Video Over the Network

I have often written that what HDBaseT is doing now is merely a band-aid to the future of video signal routing and distribution. Why? Well, it’s not network-based. HDBaseT converts video, audio, network, control and power to a signal so that it can be carried over CATx cable over long distances. But, it’s not over […]

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Meyer Sound CAL Becomes First AVnu-Certified AVB Loudspeaker

Meyer Sound has announced that its CAL column array loudspeakers are the first loudspeaker products to receive the AVnu certification by AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium that certifies Audio Video Bridging (AVB) devices for interoperability. This certification is the global seal given to devices that have implemented the IEEE AVB standards and passed AVnu Alliance’s […]

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Biamp Systems Announces Tesira 2.3

Biamp Systems today unveiled Tesira 2.3, a DSP-based processor that includes IEEE 1722.1 AVB support and capabilities for expanders, a new dedicated software block for Audio-Technica’s Dante microphones, and better telephony support. And Biamp is also applying for AVnu certification. Tesira 2.3 implements IEEE 1722.1 support for AVB, enabling standards-based interoperability with other devices supporting […]

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AVnu Alliance Announces First Certified Audio Endpoint Reference Platform

XMOS and AVnu Alliance have announced the first AVnu-certified Audio Video Bridging (AVB) audio endpoint reference platform. The XMOS software-defined solution has passed all testing for certification and will now bear the AVnu-certified Logo. According to AVnu, the newly AVnu-certified XMOS AVB hardware and software reference platform is an affordable, scalable and production-ready solution that […]

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AptoVision Claims World’s First AVB Capable Chipset for Uncompressed AV Signal Distribution

AptoVision has announced Ethernet AVB protocol support for its new BlueRiver NT chipset, which AptoVision says is the first and only AVB capable chipset for distribution of uncompressed AV signals over 10GbE switches. In addition to having an AVB capable transport layer, the BlueRiver NT chipset delivers a complete end-to-end solution for professional audio-video (ProAV) […]

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Next AVnu-Certified Switches Hit the Market

Extreme Networks and AVnu Alliance are announcing a new series of AVnu-certified AVB switches. The Extreme Networks Summit X460 Series of stackable switches has passed all testing for certification and will now bear the AVnu-certified Logo. AVnu Alliance says they have built comprehensive testing requirements for products based on the market requirements and they claim […]

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Infocomm Wrap-up, Part the Fourth — Hits and Misses

A week past my return from InfoComm, I’m finally getting to write my overall reflections on the show and what technology I saw there. For further perspectives, visit my esteemed colleague Alex Mayo, who offers his own perspective. Alex is a bright man and a very talented designer with whom I’m quite fortunate to work. […]

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InfoComm Mini Update: Part the Second

The second — and final — day of this year’s InfoComm journey is behind me. More when I get home, but here are a few quick impressions: Vaddio debuted its new line of Roboshot cameras. These have some nice features, including installer-adjustable lens stops to configure the same camera for wide angle or tight zoom […]

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A Pixel-And-Ink-Stained Mini-Update: Infocomm 2014

Some super-quick pixel-and-ink stained impressions from Day 1 of my InfoComm experience. Expect a longer update when I return to New York and have the time to digest the events of the show and figure out what the overall story is. For now, quick impressions: Pat Brown remains smart. I had the pleasure of a […]

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InfoComm 2014: For What I’ll Be Looking (A Pixel-and-Ink Stained Look Ahead)

InfoComm time is almost here! I’ll resume my tradition from last year and share with you my thoughts on things for which to look on the show floor. Those of you following the discussion online should be aware that my esteemed colleague, AV wunderkind Alex Mayo has already weighed in on this from the cubicle […]

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