MNA demos AES67 at AES 2015
WORLD: This year’s AES in New York demonstrated the new AES67 interoperability standard by streaming live audio between 22 existing products from 18 different companies. Digital audio signals were interchanged between devices from ALC NetworX, Archwave AG, Axia Audio, Digigram, DirectOut, Focusrite, Genelec, Lawo, Merging Technologies, QSC, Solid State Logic, Telos Systems and Yamaha through a single Ethernet switch. Lawo provided its Ravenna-based equipment including the sapphire compact broadcast mixing console, Jade Studio software application and A__mic8 analogue-to-IP interface.
‘From a very early stage, Lawo has been a strong supporter of an open industry-wide standard for audio routing and management within IP networks. The Media Networking Alliance (MNA) represents an excellent opportunity to achieve a practical, industry-wide implementation of AES67,’ offered Andreas Hilmer, Lawo marketing director and member of the MNA board. ‘In order to support the transition to IP-based infrastructures, we encourage all manufacturers to come together and embrace interoperability and open standards as the best solution for our mutual customers. Lawo is committed to this goal and we are fully supporting the MNA initiative with the adoption and implementation of AES67 across our full product range.’