— AES Standards Task Group requests industry feedback on AES-X238 draft document —
New York, NY —
The Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee has issued a Call for
Comment on the draft technical document “Media Network Directories
Requirements”. From this document (which also addresses
directory-related services) and the comments received, the AES Task
Group on AES-X238, media network directory architecture (task group
SC-02-12-N), will develop a set of requirements for media network
directory standards that will work for present and future media network
applications. Interested parties are encouraged to submit general and
specific comments, proposed additions or changes, and responses to the
specific questions it poses.
Media network directories are application-layer
mechanisms that collect, store and disseminate information about
devices, application services, and other elements of media networks.
They are used for connection management, network supervision and other
The standard that will result from this document will be aimed at directory protocols that specify:
- Registration, query, and administration protocols
- Security mechanisms
- Directory data model
- Query language and related semantics
- Scalability strategies by defining both peer-to-peer and server-supported modes
Although directories are used by connection management
mechanisms, such mechanisms are not addressed in this document. In this
context, "connection management" means the protocols and processes in a
media network by which signal flows are set up, monitored, and taken
Numerous companies and individuals are involved in
developing media networking technology. “It is crucial that AES
Standards reflect the best ideas from everyone working in media
networking in its various application areas,” said SC-02-12-N task group
leader Jeff Berryman. He continued, “The Society believes that a
completely open process ultimately produces better and more widely
accepted standards. Consequently, we have issued this call for comment.”
Copies of the document may be obtained from the AES Standards web site at http://www.aes.org/standards/comments/cfc-aes-X238-170725.cfm.
Responses should be submitted by September 30, 2017 to ensure that they
may be considered by the task group in advance of and during their
meeting at the Audio Engineering Society fall convention in New York.
Interested individuals are encouraged to join the
SC-02-12-N task group and, if possible, to attend the meeting at the
Audio Engineering Society fall convention in New York. Attendance at the
meeting is not required in order to join the task group.
In addition to direct participation in the AES Standards
process, individuals and organizations interested in supporting AES
Standards work can find details on participating as an AES Standards
Sustainer at http://www.aes.org/standards/development/membership.cfm.