Audinate joins Avnu Alliance

AUTHOR: Inavate

Audinate is getting behind the AVB standards, announcing that it has joined the AVnu alliance as a Promoter Member.

The AVnu Alliance is an industry organisation that is working to promote the emerging IEEE Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) standards. AVB is a developing standard for media networking that employs elements such as IEEE 802.1as Clock Synchronisation, IEEE 802.1Qav quality of service, and 802.1Qat traffic shaping, to improve the transport performance of audio and video across standard Ethernet networks.

“Since our inception, Audinate has used standards to develop a complete IP based media networking solution,” said Audinate’s COO, David Myers. “AVnu’s goal for promoting interoperability and openness between AV equipment vendors across the industry, will give customers greater flexibility in implementing AV networked systems.”

“Audinate will include AVB support in our Dante solution” stated Dr. Chris Ware, Audinate’s VP of engineering. “Customers will continue to take advantage of feature capabilities offered today, like automatic discovery of devices, descriptive text-based labeling, audio channel routing, and control & monitoring.

Audinate aims to make the next major release of Dante compliant with the standards emerging from the IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) group. It also says it will make AVB compliant firmware upgrades available for many of its current products.