Las Vegas - Apr 15, 2012 - ALC NetworX and the Telos Alliance announced a partnership to combine the Axia Livewire system with the Ravenna technology to create an interoperable system. The new Axia xNode IP-audio interfaces support all fundamental operation principles of Ravenna, and thus they are capable of interacting with Ravenna-enabled devices. Specifically, IEEE 1588-2008 has been chosen as the primary synchronization standard for the new xNodes, allowing fully synchronized stream operation as defined within Ravenna.
By implementing the newly defined Ravenna Interoperability Profile, Ravenna nodes can interchange streams with Livewire legacy nodes, based on their current capabilities. As a result, new Ravenna-enabled products can be added to a large number of existing Livewire installations. These installations can continue to operate in Livewire legacy mode, but also connect with fully operational Ravenna islands with selected stream interchange between legacy Livewire and Ravenna nodes.
The work to create an interoperable cooperation of the two systems began in April 2011.
ALC NetworX is an R&D company in Munich, Germany, and the developer of the Ravenna technology platform. ALC NetworX has the lead role in the Ravenna technology development, while product implementations are executed by individual partner companies, including AEQ, AETA, Arkona Technologies, Axia, Digigram, DirectOut, DSA Volgmann, Genelec, Lawo, Linear Acoustic, LSB/VSM Control, Merging Technologies, Neumann, Omnia, Schoeps, Sound4 and Telos.