ALC NetworX unites Ravenna and AES67
With AES67 continuing to gain momentum in the market, ALC NetworX has released a Ravenna to SAP freeware conversion tool intended to help connect Ravenna devices to other AES67 devices.
The manufacturer stresses that such a tool is required because ‘crucial to the success of any network is connection management between devices and the exchange of SDP data’, something that the AES67 standard doesn't mandate. Whereas in Ravenna, ‘the SDP data is conveyed via the RTSP protocol which is a common method in layer 3 IP applications’.
‘While some Ravenna devices have implemented SAP in addition to Ravenna’s standard SDP data exchange method, we felt that interconnectivity would be greatly facilitated if a generic Ravenna-to-SAP converter providing a translation service between Ravenna and SAP announcements were available,’ explained ALC NetworX’s Andreas Hildebrand. ‘Furthermore, since the RAV2SAP converter supports manual entry and read-out of SDP data as well as automatic translation, it also enables devices not adhering to the Ravenna or Dante technology realm to connect to any available AES67 stream via manual SDP data exchange, as well as acting as a great diagnostic tool for monitoring exchanged SDP data.