AES and EBU Have New Audio Goal
of a previous partnership on digital audio that worked out quite well, the
Audio Engineering Society and the European Broadcasting Union have decided to
have another crack at setting an acceptable standard, this time on IP
Dubbed rather clunkily “Next-Generation AES/EBU
Interface Based on IP Technology,” the goal according to a release is an
extension of the AES/EBU standard and aimed at “producing a new common
packet-based network standard for linear PCM audio.”
The release added that the focus would be on “audio interoperability over
high-performance IP networks, with the further goal of interoperability with
the EBU’s common framework for audio contribution over IP.”
The AES is encouraging interested parties to get involved. It is also
encouraging participation in the related AES-X192 project headed by
Kevin Gross. On the European front, the effort is going forward through Sonja
Langhans’ ACIP2 group.
Langhans and Gross will be on
hand at the upcoming AES convention in San Francisco, Oct. 26–29, and will
participate in related sessions on the Networked Audio track.
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