Meyer Sound's CAL is first AVnu-certified AVB loudspeaker

Meyer Sound’s CAL column arrays are the first loudspeakers to receive the AVnu certification by AVnu Alliance.

The alliance is the industry consortium that certifies Audio Video Bridging (AVB) devices for interoperability and with the certification, CAL provides interoperability with AVnu-certified AVB devices from other vendors to simplify network implementation for the user, while offering numerous advantages of the open IEEE AVB standards.

For integrators, CAL with AVnu-certified AVB streamlines the network infrastructure by combining audio signal transmission with system control and monitoring using industry-standard structured cabling such as CAT5e and CAT6.

“By aggressively addressing the issue of interoperability through AVnu certification, we have taken an important step to help customers create end-to-end AV networks that are easier to plan and less costly to install,” said Luke Jenks, director of product management at Meyer.

The AVnu certification program is conducted by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), a third-party testing house that has also worked with the Wi-Fi Alliance and other industry consortia. Other products that have received AVnu certification include the AVB hardware and software reference platform from XMOS, switches from Extreme Networks, and more.