ISE 2015: Getting on the grid
ISE 2015 provides a perfect opportunity for the AV industry to showcase its wares to a global audience. The 2015 iteration of the exhibition is no different and there is a whole range of new technology to be experienced at the Rai Amsterdam from February 10 to February 12.
One of the most evident trends from the first day was the distribution of audio signals over IP. Audinate prominently showcased Dante and also announced that 200 manufacturers have now adopted the technology. The 200th licensee is AD systems, a German company specializing in amplifiers and loudspeakers.
Audio manufacturers released a slew of Dante enabled products at ISE 2015. One of the more prominent launches was the Ottocanali Series DSP+D by Powersoft which offers a total of up to 12,000W output power at 4 Ohms over eight channels. The product comes with two redundant Dante digital streams.
Audinate also showcased Dante Via, which is a software solution that can be used to get legacy inputs onto an IP network. At their booth, Audinate demonstrated how a USB input microphone can be plugged into a computer, a Mac in the demonstration’s case, and easily brought into a Dante network with the use of Dante Via.
AVnu Alliance was also at ISE 2015 and its focus was on TSN (Time sensitive network). With the AVB standard spreading from the professional AV industry to other sectors, including the industrial control sectors recently, TSN was adopted as a more all-encompassing moniker. The open AVB standard is expected to be used for more than just the transfer of audio and visual signals in the future.
Among the new AVB certified products shown was a Meyer Sound steerable array. Biamp Systems also have their recently released Tesira 2.3 DSP slated to be AVB certified as well.