As the migration to IP workflows continues to gain momentum, RAVENNA continues to consolidate its status as the de facto AoIP transport technology for the broadcast industry; a fact that seems to be borne out by the dominance of presentations by RAVENNA partners on a wide range of RAVENNA-related topics as part of the AIMS/AES AVoIP Pavilion Theater program at AES 2019. Well over half of the sessions are presented by RAVENNA partners and, furthermore, of the six demo pods within the AVoIP Pavilion, four are occupied by RAVENNA partners where they will be demonstrating interoperability between all four pods.
Topics covered by RAVENNA partners are numerous and varied, ranging from nuts and bolts “How to configure your RAVENNA setup with the new ‘globcon’ global control platform,” from Luca Giaroli at DirectOut to more general overviews on NMOS from Riedel Communications’ Rick Seegull plus a more specific session on the Riedel Bolero wireless intercom system in AES67 networks. Other interesting topics include discussions on audio meta data transport from Kent Terry at Dolby Labs, audio monitoring solutions for AoIP from Genelec’s Aki Mäkivirta, and innovation through open technologies presented by Ross Video’s Nestor Amaya. Martin Dyster from the Telos Alliance will deliver a useful session on reinventing intercom with SMPTE ST 2110-30 whilst Lawo’s Lucas Zwicker shows us how ST 2110 can enable centralized production workflows.
ALC NetworX’s Andreas Hildebrand, who is a recognized authority on all things concerning AoIP networking and current standards, in addition to hosting several Pavilion Theater sessions of his own relating to RAVENNA, AES67, ST 2110 and NMOS, will also be running – or participating in – two further sessions in the AES Conference program on ST 2110 as it relates to audio and how NMOS relates to audio networking. Dolby Labs’ Kent Terry will also be presenting a session on audio meta data – what works, what does not, and why – as part of the larger AES Conference. Demos of real-time audio meta data transport using RAVENNA’s AM824/SMPTE ST 2110-31 format, as first seen at IBC last month, can be seen on the RAVENNA pod in the AVoIP Pavilion (#963). Of course, the RAVENNA demo rack can be seen in action here as well, connected to equipment on the three other RAVENNA partner pods, Ross Video, Riedel Communications and the Telos Alliance, in order to demonstrate interoperability using RAVENNA/AES67.
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