Arkona Adds Video to Ravenna
ALC NetworX has announced that arkona technologies has
chosen the company’s Ravenna
technology as its IP-based transport platform.
Arkona CEO Rainer Sturm
said the firm believes that the future of broadcast production and distribution
will be IP-based and that the increased capabilities of commodity IT hardware
and the availability of 10 Gbps Ethernet and beyond will end dependence on
industry-specific linear connections.
“Cat-6 or fiber carrying
real-time HD/3G video will drive the next technological evolution of production
equipment,” said Sturm. He added that choosing Ravenna technology as the
foundation for its stringent IP connectivity requirements was logical.
“As an open technology
based on IT industry standards, Ravenna offers the flexibility to adapt to the
arising challenges of delivering unsurpassed video and audio distribution
quality and performance,” he said.
According to Andreas Hildebrand, senior product manager for ALC NetworX, this
move broadens the spectrum of applications for Ravenna.
“The backing of Arkona
technologies sure is another step for Ravenna towards an industry-wide accepted
standard for IP-based real-time media distribution,” said
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