Ravenna Network adds Broadcast Partners
WORLD: Broadcast Partners has become the latest company to join Ravenna’s partner community. The Netherlands-headquartered radio broadcast industry service provider offers technology and software solutions, consultancy and network operation services to radio stations, production companies and governments around the world. The Ravenna Network provides support for manufacturers and companies that are looking to integrate audio networking capabilities, while the Ravenna platform is an open technology standard for the real-time distribution of content over IP.
‘IP is becoming more and more prevalent in the media industry, if not to say standard in certain environments. As full service provider to the industry, it’s therefore our job to ensure that we remain at the forefront of innovation to provide our clients with the best and most future-proof solutions that the market has to offer,’ explained René van de Kolk, R&D manager at Broadcast Partners. ‘Ravenna technology is clearly an important element in the IP for broadcast world, and so it’s natural that we want to support it.
‘We have just released a new version of our AerOn Studio radio automation software with integrated hybrid modules that offer a range of options for all kinds of radio stations,’ he added. ‘The modular design makes the software fully scalable to suit the needs of any studio, and easily expandable when required. The implementation of Ravenna technology makes AerOn Studio a truly state-of-the-art playout product.’
‘As René rightly points out, IP workflows are becoming more and more the norm in broadcast environments and therefore we are seeing an exponential increase in the use of Ravenna technology,’ chimed Andreas Hildebrand, senior product manager at ALC NetworX, the developers of Ravenna. ‘It’s very encouraging to see service providers such as Broadcast Partners joining the community with the clear intention of implementing Ravenna technology in general, and better still that they have adopted it for their own playout system. With the help of community members like Broadcast Partners, we are looking forward to the continuing upward trend of Ravenna implementation in the broadcast market.’