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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Renkus-Heinz Launches RHAON II for ICONYX Gen5

Renkus-Heinz has released RHAON II for Iconyx Gen5. With what the company is marketing as a new and intuitive, device-centric UI, streamlined workflow and more than 200 percent faster operation, Renkus-Heinz says that RHAON II makes faster and more intuitive setup. The release from Renkus-Heinz says that the RHAON II System Manager has been completely […]

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IED Intros IED1581 and IED1542 Power Amps

Innovative Electronic Designs has announced that the IED1581NA-C/IED1581NA-D and IED1542NA-C/IED1542NA-D single and dual channel PoE power amplifiers are now available. These amplifiers are designed for use in smaller applications that require full-bandwidth audio and where low power and low cost are considerations. The IED1581 amplifiers have a single channel output that offers 8 watts of […]

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Biamp Ships TesiraFORTÉ

Biamp Systems is now shipping its TesiraFORTÉ series of audio processors. TesiraFORTÉ consists of eight models — four AVB models and four non-AVB models — with fixed input and output configurations. These processors are a part of Biamp’s Tesira family of DSP-based media systems. Also shipping is Biamp’s new Dante-enabled DAN-1 digital server networking card, […]

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Biamp Systems Announces New Paging Input Options and Adapters for VoIP and Analog Paging Systems

Biamp Systems today announced the launch of Vocia 1.6, a significant addition to the company’s networked public address and voice evacuation system. Vocia 1.6 provides three new hardware devices — the eight-channel Vocia Input (VI-8) for analog and digital paging inputs, the VoIP-1 telephone-paging adapter and the POTS-1 analog telephone-paging adaptor. A large number of […]

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A Pixel and Ink Stained Year in Review

It’s the end of the year as we know it. This year in review and its companion peek into my pixel and ink-stained crystal ball at the year coming up will be largely “pixel” posts in that I’ll talk about commercial AV. Perhaps one or two literary mentions to round things out. And more on […]

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ClearOne Ships CONNECT Audio Adapters for AVB, CobraNet

The CONNECT AVB and the CONNECT CobraNet are audio adapters, or on-ramps and off-ramps, to allow for networked audio using either CobraNet or AVB systems on to the CONNECT Pro or CONVERGE SR products from ClearOne. Capable of handling up to 8×8 digital audio channels, these CONNECT adapters use a 48KHz sampling rate and have […]

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HARMAN Pro Releases HiQnet Audio Architect Version 1.1

HARMAN Professional has announced the introduction of its HiQnet Audio Architect version 1.1 professional audio configuration and control platform, an upgrade that brings new functionality and features, including control of Audinate Dante-enabled devices, enhanced functionality for BSS Audio and Crown products, better on-screen control interfaces and others. Audio Architect is the software element of HARMAN’s […]

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IED Adds New Power Amplifiers

Innovative Electronic Designs’ (IED) new IED1581NA-C/IED1581NA-D and IED1542NA-C/IED1542NA-D are single and dual channel power amplifiers designed for use in smaller applications that require full-bandwidth audio and where low power and low cost are considerations. The IED1581 amplifiers have a single channel output that offers 8 watts of power at either 4Ω or 8Ω. Model IED1581C […]

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InfoComm: Networked Audio for Live Events

Written by Dan Daley This column was reprinted with permission from InfoComm International and originally appeared here. Networked digital audio has become a goal for many live-event producers, with the Holy Grail being an analog-to-digital conversion that takes place at the stage box, with the audio signal staying digital until it hits an amplifier on […]

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rAVe Scoop: SoundTube Debuts Totally IP Distributed Audio System

The SoundTube ST-NET system is an IP-addressable speaker system that drives 40 watts PoE (Power over Ethernet) to each of its speakers. The system includes a rack-mountable 16-port switch, rack-mountable power supply and in-ceiling and surface-mount PoE powered speakers. In addition to the 16 Ethernet ports, the ST-NET switch includes two gigabit ports for linking […]

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