Livewire and Ravenna Are Friends
NetworX, developers of AoIP technology Ravenna, and Telos Alliance’s Axia Audio
division, creators of the Livewire IP-Audio standard,
announced at the NAB Show that
their once-competing technologies have become allies.
New Axia xNode IP-Audio interfaces now support fundamental
operation principles of Ravenna and can therefore interact with Ravenna-enabled
devices. The xNodes, which use IEEE 1588-2008 as the primary synchronization
standard, feature synchronized stream operation as defined within Ravenna.
“With 34 Livewire partners and 14 Ravenna partners already
on board, broadcasters will benefit immediately from a dramatically expanded
universe of nearly 70 networked pro audio products that can work together,”
said Michael Dosch, Axia Audio president. “And even more partners and products
will become available over time.”
Ravenna nodes can now interchange streams with Livewire
legacy nodes thanks to the newly defined Ravenna Interoperability Profile. This
permits users to add Ravenna-enabled products to many existing Livewire
installations, which can continue to operate in Livewire legacy mode or connect
with fully operational Ravenna islands, using selected stream interchange
between legacy Livewire
and Ravenna nodes.
Axia’s experience with the latest breed of technology from Ravenna results in a
solution that answers the tallest requirements of a wide range of present and
future broadcasting applications,” said Philipp Lawo, CEO of ALC NetworX.
Axia and Lawo are showing functional Livewire and Ravenna interoperable
products at the NAB Show.
-- NAB Daily News