Heralding the New Year 2017, ALC NetworX is proud to announce that German telephone hybrids, audio codecs specialist AVT Audio Video Technologies has joined the RAVENNA community to contribute their expertise and provide yet another building block in the ever-growing landscape of RAVENNA/AES67-enabled products.
AVT are experts in the field of telephone hybrids or talk show systems, which are technologies that convert an incoming phone call into an audio signal that is suitable for a studio environment. Naturally, Voice-over-IP technology is playing an increasingly important part in this crucial domain. Another field of expertise for AVT concerns audio codecs that are needed for high quality audio transmissions over different networks. Once again, the transmission standard is now AoIP rather than ISDN or 2-Mbit/s that were used in the past. It is therefore a logical step for AVT to join the ranks of the RAVENNA community.
Wolfgang Peters, AVT’s Sales Director states: “As a manufacturer of high-quality IP-based audio systems, the move to implement RAVENNA into our new products represents another milestone towards open standards. In addition, we want our customers to decide freely which solution they prefer in the market. In the long term, a manufacturer-independent Audio-over-IP implementation means security both for us and our customers.”
“We absolutely welcome AVT to the RAVENNA community”, adds Andreas Hildebrand, RAVENNA Evangelist at ALC NetworX. “AVT’s products are widely used in typical broadcast installations, and it makes perfect sense to enhance connectivity to other broadcast equipment by adding RAVENNA and its native AES67 interoperability genes. The whole RAVENNA community will benefit from AVT’s high quality standards and vast experience in the field of codecs and telephone hybrids.”
AVT Audio Video Technologies was founded in 1996. The company took over the audio products manufactured by Lucent Technologies Nuremberg, formerly PKI (Philips Kommunikations Industrie AG). For more than twenty years, AVT has been delivering high-quality and innovative Telephone Hybrids, Audio Codecs and DAB/DAB+ equipment to broadcasting stations and service providers all over the world.