12th July 2012
Sonifex joins the RAVENNA alliance
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. It is designed to meet the strict requirements of the pro audio market featuring low latency, full signal transparency and high reliability. Unlike most other existing networking solutions, RAVENNA will be an open technology standard without a proprietary licensing policy.
RAVENNA has recently attained strong support in the US and China and is now gaining ground in the UK. Sonifex is the first British company to join the RAVENNA alliance of manufacturers.
Marcus Brooke, Managing Director of Sonifex: “For a few years we’ve been looking for an open standard for IP audio connectivity – for some of our newer products we needed an Ethernet-based audio streaming protocol for multi-channel audio with sub-sample synchronization accuracy, whilst still maintaining a very low latency....and then came along RAVENNA. Combined with its open nature, RAVENNA is the perfect technology for us.
Also, the timing was right for us to starting using RAVENNA, given the need for this kind of open standard in the broadcast world and the increase in dominant technology-based broadcast companies joining the RAVENNA consortium. I’d like to think that one day, quite soon, all broadcast products will be able to talk to each other using RAVENNA.”
Andreas Hildebrand, Senior Product Manager of ALC NetworX: “With Sonifex Ltd., we see one of the most renowned broadcast audio equipment manufacturers of the UK committing themselves to RAVENNA as their preferred technology for high-speed IP-based networking solutions. Sonifex’ product portfolio is a perfect complement to the offerings of the already established RAVENNA partners.”
ALC NetworX , an R&D company in Munich, Germany, assembled a team of experts with excellent reputation from the Pro Audio industry and with in-depth knowledge in networking technologies to develop 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, arkona technologies, Axia, Digigram, DirectOut, DSA Volgmann, Genelec, Infomedia, Lawo, Linear Acoustic, LSB, Merging Technologies, Neumann, Omnia, Schoeps, Sound4 and Telos. Interested manufacturers are welcome to join the RAVENNA community.
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