RAVENNA's appearance @ this year's NAB has been another big success! RAVENNA was perceptible from practically anywhere within the Broadcast audio section of the Central hall - the RAVENNA booth was clearly visible, shining in bright white, and numerous RAVENNA flags identifying RAVENNA partners were prominently placed throughout the aisles. The RAVENNA booth was worth a visit as all currently available RAVENNA-enabled products were on display. Needless to say that all products were in fully networked operation, demonstrating the RAVENNA capabilities.
Amongst already available RAVENNA-enabled products from Axia, DirectOut, Lawo & Merging Technologies, NAB visitors could witness a world premiere: SOUND4 introduced the first RAVENNA PCIe sound card for Windows! Also, on preview: Digigram's multi-network PCIe card supporting RAVENNA, Livewire and EtherSound, AETA's Scoop5 with RAVENNA option and the RAVENNA Virtual Sound Card Driver for Windows by ALC NetworX, which will be released for free download soon!
Another focus was on X192: While AES X192 Task Group chair Kevin Gross was present on the RAVENNA booth, ready to to answer all questions on X192 and how RAVENNA relates to it, ALC NetworX' Andreas Hildebrand gave a well-received presentation on the activities and status of X192 work during NAB's Broadcast Engineering Conference. For those who missed this opportunity, here's a quick overview on X192 and its relation to RAVENNA.