AVnu Alliance Adds AudioScience, Beyerdynamic, OnTime Networks

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AVnu Alliance Adds AudioScience, Beyerdynamic, OnTime Networks

Mar 27, 2012 10:32 AM

Beaverton, OR - Mar 27, 2012 - The AVnu Alliance, an industry forum dedicated to bringing AVnu-certified interoperable AVB products to the market, has expanded with three new members: AudioScience, a specialist in digital audio peripherals; Beyerdynamic, German developer of conferencing systems, headphones, and microphones; and OnTime Networks, Scandinavian supplier of industrial data communication products. The companies join more than 40 other AVnu Alliance member companies across automotive, pro A/V, and consumer electronics.

"When AVB came on the scene, AudioScience noted that it was IEEE standards-based and had prominent installed sound and network silicon companies behind it," says Stephen Turner, AudioScience vice president. "With AVB being completely scalable and covering industries ranging from consumer, through pro to automotive, we feel that AVnu-certified AVB is a contender for the holy grail of audio and video over networks, and so have chosen to rally around it through the AVnu Alliance."

With a shared vision of interoperable AVnu-certified devices, AVnu Alliance member companies work together to develop compliance and interoperability certification specifications for AVB standards. AVnu-certified devices allow professional A/V providers to have one standards-based unified network that handles all voice, video, audio, and data, while reducing the costs and simplifying the optimization of an A/V network.

"We see AVB as the future network platform for real-time multimedia applications at low latency," says Ulrich Roth, director of R&D for Beyerdynamic.