MUNICH—British network and distribution equipment specialist ARG now supports the Ravenna open media networking standard.
Together, ARG and ALC NetworX, a research and development company based in Munich, have tested ARG''s network equipment to provide support for Ravenna real-time media traffic.
ARG''s Stagebox switch, a version of its Easy Ethernet Adapter Switch 2800, specifically designed for broadcast applications, features eight GbE RJ45 and two 2.5 Gbit SFP ports.
It comes with all the right ingredients for optimal configuration with respect to Ravenna''s network requirements; it offers native PTP support for best synchronization accuracy, as well as a wide range of configuration options for QoS and multicast support as well as comprehensive monitoring and diagnosis options. An external GPS input option provides for operation as a PTP Grandmaster, referenced to traceable time. A clear and easy-to-operate configuration with integrated help complements the feature list.
“ARG''s Switchbox is an outstanding example of providing all the right ingredients for improved Ravenna performance, with easy configuration accessibility,” said ALC NetworX Senior Product Manager Andreas Hildebrand.