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Ravenna Updates From Germany

Ravenna Updates From Germany

Nov 19, 2014 2:23 PM

COLOGNE, GERMANY� Prior to Tonmeistertagung 2014, a small bi-annual audio conference and exhibition was held in Cologne, Germany. This event included some updates about the Ravenna standard.

For example, during IBC, Finnish company Jutel, a supplier of radio station automation and digital radio broadcast solutions, signed and announced its membership of the Ravenna community. The move follows installation of the first Ravenna-based commercial audio system, including networked loudspeakers from Genelec.

At 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles, the inauguration of the Media Networking Alliance was announced. The MNA is a nonprofit corporation that promotes the adoption of the AES67 standard. It is open to anyone working toward this goal. Founding members are Bosch, Lawo, QSC, Telos Alliance and Yamaha.

At the end of October, the AES hosted its first AES67 interoperability plug-fest at the IRT in Munich. Chaired by AES Standards Manager Mark Yonge, 15 people from 10 different companies gathered together for four days, testing 15 different AES67 implementations for basic interoperability. The AES will publish a detailed report shortly.

The 28th Tonmeistertagung in Cologne will be held Nov. 20 � 23 and will feature the Ravenna Stand with the ALC Team on hand to discuss developments.

Andreas Hildebrand of ALC on AES67 will give a presentation (November 21 at 2:30 p.m.). There will also be a roundtable discussion on �Audio transmission in networks� hosted by Karl M. Slavik (also on Friday, 4:30 p.m., Room 5).

Hildebrand will also give an update on Ravenna and its route to market and wider adoption on Dec. 12, 2014 in London. Other speakers from the Ravenna community include Claude Cellier (Merging Technologies) and Patrick Warrington (Calrec).