The Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee held an interoperability-testing event of its AES67-2013 standard Oct. 27–30 at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik in Munich, Germany.
The “PlugFest” event, held in cooperation with the European Broadcasting Union, demonstrated the functional compatibility of a number of different implementations of the AES67 standard for streaming AoIP networks across a range of platforms and products.
This standard, explains the AES, specifically provides comprehensive interoperability recommendations in the areas of synchronization, media clock identification, network transport, encoding and streaming, session description and connection management.
During the event, which offered a chance for manufacturers to test and experiment with the AES67 networking standard protocols in a controlled environment, 16 different networked-audio products with AES67-specific extensions were tested. Participating brands included ALC NetworX GmbH, Archwave AG, Axia Audio, Digigram SA, DirectOut GmbH, Georg Neumann GmbH, Lawo AG, Merging Technologies S.A., SOUND4 and Telos Systems Inc.
The full report on the event, titled “AES-R12-2014, Report on AES67 interoperability PlugFest, Munich 2014” is also available on the AES website here.