LUMINEX Network Intelligence is pleased to announce that it has joined other major manufacturers in the RAVENNA partner community under the leadership of ALC NetworX GmbH, Munich. RAVENNA is an open-technology standard for the real-time transport of audio and other media data in IP-based network environments. LUMINEX manufactures ruggedized, easy-to-use AV managed Ethernet switches for the broadcast, commercial and entertainment industries. They are validated by many of the protocols and standards used today.
“By joining the RAVENNA partner community LUMINEX has taken another step forward in supporting standards-based signal transport,” says Hugo Larin, National Director/America for LUMINEX. “RAVENNA’s open technology approach based on existing IT standards and its full AES67 compatibility are key factors in making it a preferred solution for audio over IP transport”
Andreas Hildebrand, Senior Product Manager of ALC NetworX, adds: “We are delighted to see IT equipment manufacturers picking up on the specific network requirements of high-performance audio-over-IP solutions like RAVENNA. The pre-configured Luminex GigaCore switches with their easy-to-use management GUI are a perfect example on how to simplify the otherwise complex setup procedures.”
Introduced at IBC 2010, RAVENNA operates on most existing network infrastructures using standard networking technology. Its performance and capacity scale with network performance; it offers low latency, full signal transparency and high reliability. RAVENNA can be applied to in-house signal distribution for broadcasting and other fixed installations, live event venues and inter-studio links.
LUMINEX’s commitment to support the AES67 standard has been validated in the company’s new firmware release. GigaCore 2.1.0 firmware includes many enhancements, including IEEE 1588 PTPv2 (Precision Time Protocol) support needed for AES67.
“The IEEE PTPv2 support enables GigaCore switches to be part of the clock domain when using time-sensitive sound protocols, such as AES67 or RAVENNA,” says Larin. “PTP implementation exemplifies the philosophy of the GigaCore switch: a very simple interface for users to select the mode they wish to use.”
There will be a GigaCore switch at the Merging Technology booth (#747) at the 2015 AES Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
The LUMINEX range of GigaCore Ethernet switches has proved to be the ideal solution for creating reliable and versatile AV networks in a matter of minutes, without being an IT expert.
Luminex Network Intelligence is a Belgium-based developer of lighting control, pro audio, and video data distribution equipment for the pro industry. It was formed by Bart Swinnen and Jan Renckens. Their complete DMX and Ethernet solutions range debuted at the Paralympics 2004 in Athens. Most recently, the GigaCore switch family opened the doors to the Pro Audio and AV markets for the company and broadened their commitment to the industry.
For more information visit www.luminex.be
RAVENNA is a technology for real-time distribution of audio and other media content in IP-based network environments. Utilizing standardized network protocols and technologies, RAVENNA can operate on existing network infrastructures. RAVENNA is designed to meet the strict requirements of the pro audio market featuring low latency, full signal transparency and high reliability.
While primarily targeting the professional broadcast market, RAVENNA is also suitable for deployment in other pro audio market segments like live sound, install market and recording. Possible fields of application include (but are not limited to) in-house signal distribution in broadcasting houses, theaters, concert halls and other fixed installations, flexible setups at venues and live events, OB van support, inter-facility links across WAN connections and in production and recording applications.
Unlike most other existing networking solutions, RAVENNA is an open technology standard without a proprietary licensing policy. RAVENNA is fully compatible with the AES67-2013 standard on High-performance Streaming Audio-over-IP Interoperability.
For more information visit www.ravenna-network.com
About ALC NetworX GmbH
ALC NetworX is an R&D company in Munich, Germany. A team of experts with excellent reputation from the Pro Audio industry and in-depth knowledge in networking technologies has developed the RAVENNA technology platform. While ALC NetworX will continue to keep the lead role in the RAVENNA technology development, product implementations will be executed by individual partner companies. Current partner companies include AEQ, AETA, Archwave, ARG, arkona, Axia, Calrec, Cordial, Digigram, Dimetis, DirectOut, DSA Volgmann, GatesAir, Genelec, Infomedia, Jutel, Lawo, Linear Acoustic, LSB, Meinberg, Merging, MTS, Neumann, Omicron Lab, Orban, Omnia, Qbit, Schoeps, SCISYS, Sennheiser, Sonifex, Sound4, Telos and WorldCast Systems. Interested manufacturers are welcome to join the RAVENNA partner community.