Audinate to support AES67 standard

AUTHOR: Inavate

Audinate has announced at ISE 2014 it plans to incorporate AES67 transport in its Dante media networking system.

The new AES67 standard provides interoperability recommendations for professional quality audio networking in the areas of synchronisation, media clock identification, network transport, encoding and streaming and session description.

The AES67 standard was published by the Audio Engineering Society in September 2013.
“Audinate does not see networking protocols as competing technologies but more like tools in a media networking toolbox. From the beginning Audinate has incorporated and built upon standards to develop the Dante solution,” said Aidan Williams, CTO of Audinate. “AES67 will provide another option for interoperable Layer-3/IP-based audio networks in the future.”

Dante already implements a Layer-3 IP-based transport based on the User Datagram Protocol (UDP). AES67 uses the Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP).

The addition of AES67 support provides a choice of transport protocols within Dante. Both UDP and RTP were developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). To achieve interoperability, AES67 mandates a specific RTP payload format for delivering audio over IP networks as well as methods for exchanging information about audio streams.