Trade Shows and events

RAVENNA Fall Webinar Series ("The Remote Sessions”)

As promised, now that the summer is well and truly behind us, we’re back with some great new content for you. What’s more, our choice of subject matter seems even more relevant in the face of new restrictions announced in many countries.

 

This time we are focusing on the extremely hot topic of remote production. As the pandemic shows few signs of abating in the short-to-medium term, all of us are busy finding new, safe ways of operating in order to maintain as ‘normal’ a life as possible. Remote production falls squarely into this category, reducing travel – and therefore cost – and allowing production teams to stay safe and continue working under current limitations.

We are constantly adding more seminars, so check in again soon or sign up for the RAVENNA newsletter:

REMOTE PRODUCTION IN REAL LIFE

8th December15:00 CET:

Presenter: Dirk Sykora (Lawo)

 

Right now, it’s all about remote production… But what does it really mean to install a remote production environment and use this technology for a daily production? 

 

In this webinar, Lawo’s Dirk Sykora will give you a detailed overview on a few remote production installations used in the sports industry, news environment, and inter-country connectivity. Dirk will guide you through the story of technical needs, installed solutions and productional consequences. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of how a real-life remote production works and opens up possibilities which were not even conceivable before.

 

This webinar will run for 60 minutes. It is a must for engineers, system designers, solution architects, decision makers and anyone interested in the versatility of RAVENNA / AES67 applications, particularly in remote production scenarios.

 

Register here.

RAVENNA TAKES IT TO THE CLOUD – INTERCONTINANTAL REMOTE PRODUCTION DEMO UTILISING RAVENNA & AWS

15th December15:00 CET:

Presenters: Angelo Santos (Ross), Bill Rounopoulos (Ross), Claudio Becker-Foss (DirectOut) and Nicolas Sturmel (Merging Technologies)

 

This is the webinar that puts it all together! If you’ve ever wondered whether it’s possible to transport RAVENNA/AES67 remotely between continents across the public infrastructure, then this session is for you. 

 

In this live proof-of-concept demo, we will send RAVENNA/ AES67 audio streams, back and forth between the labs of Ross Video in North America, over the public WAN utilizing the AWS cloud infrastructure, to RAVENNA partners, Merging and DirectOut in Europe. Along the way, we will discuss the demo setup, the technologies required, equipment used and future considerations to make practical use of the capability in real-world applications. It’s here and it’s now. Don’t miss it!

 

This webinar will run for 60 minutes. It is a must for engineers, system designers, solution architects, decision makers and anyone interested in the versatility of RAVENNA / AES67 applications, particularly in remote production scenarios.

 

Register here.

UPcoming Webinars BY PARTNERS

Partner:              WEBSITE:

Genelec                                https://www.genelec.com/en/events

 

DirectOut                             https://www.directout.eu/en/company/events/

 

Ross Video                           https://www.rossvideo.com/live/ 

  

Lawo                                     https://lawo.com/lawolounge/

Riedel                                   https://www.riedel.net/services/academy/

Merging Technologies       
https://www.merging.com/news/webinars-and-videos 

Past Webinars

RAVENNA summer Webinar Series

RAVENNA and its relationship to AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110

Tuesday, April 14th at 15:00 CEST 

Presenters: Andreas Hildebrand (ALC NetworX)

 

Deliberately designed to be fairly broad-spectrum, this webinar offers a brief history on audio networking in general, why RAVENNA was developed in the first place and leading onto the more recent developments of AES67 and ST2110 and how they relate to RAVENNA. If you are already involved in the RAVENNA and/or AES67 & ST2110 world on a day-to-day basis, this webinar may simply offer some useful revision. For those who are not so familiar with the topic, it provides an excellent starting point for getting acquainted with the landscape of Audio-over-IP standards and technologies.

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

RAVENNA AES67 & SMPTE ST 2110.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 5.6 MB

Introduction to AES67 & SMPTE ST 2110

Tuesday, April 28th at 15:00 CEST

Presenters: Andreas Hildebrand (ALC NetworX)

 

This webinar covers an introduction into AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110 standards. It provides an overview on the motivation and basics of both standards and how they relate to each other without touching on the "nerdy" details. For those of you who are directly involved in RAVENNA / AES67 & ST 2110 world on a day-by-day basis, this webinar may serve as a good brush-up. For those who are not so familiar with the topic, this webinar may serve as a good starting point to get acquainted to the landscape of media over IP standards and solutions.

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

Introduction to AES67 & ST2110.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 5.5 MB

Deeper Dive into AES67 & SMPTE ST 2110 (“The Audio Files”)

Tuesday, May 12th at 15:00 CEST

Presenters: Andreas Hildebrand (ALC NetworX)

 

This webinar provides an educative overview on the common building blocks and protocols of the AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110 standards.
A further focus is on the particularities of the audio parts, outlining the commonalities and constraints between the two standards, concluding
on interoperability aspects between the two worlds.

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

AES67 & ST 2110 Deeper Dive.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.4 MB

OEM solutions for RAVENNA, AES67 and ST 2110

Tuesday, May 26th at 15:00 CEST

Presenters: A number of providers of AES 67, ST2110 and RAVENNA solutions for manufacturers

 

This webinar explains how RAVENNA / AES67 and ST 2110 audio can be implemented into products. RAVENNA partners introduce their offerings which comprise of a variety of ready-to-run SoM boards and software solutions. 

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

OEM solutions for RAVENNA, AES67 and SMP
Adobe Acrobat Document 7.8 MB

HOW RAVENNA AND AES67 ENABLE INNOVATION

Tuesday, June 2nd at 15:00 CEST

Presenters: Andreas Hildebrand (ALC NetworX), Bill Rounopoulos (Ross Video) and Nicolas Sturmel (Merging Technologies)

 

Where would today’s cloud, smartphones and embedded IoT engines be without Linux? And could we have gotten here with a proprietary OS such as Windows? Similarly, this presentation shows that Pro Audio/Video applications need open technologies and standards like RAVENNA and AES67 to serve the unique needs of their users. Bill Rounopoulos (Ross Video) educates on how RAVENNA and similar open technologies enable you to innovate and serve your users better when compared to proprietary control systems.

 

Likewise, RAVENNA and AES67 brought a new kind of technology to the studios, making extensive use of IT best practices and network standards. Maintaining reliable system operation needs IT and network expertise and adequate tools. Learn from Nicolas Sturmel (Merging Technologies) how open AoIP technologies have fuelled the need for new tools and which are his favourite ones.

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

RAVENNA_Enabling Innovations.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 5.1 MB

aes67 / ST 2110 timing and synchronization

Tuesday, June 9th at 15:00 CEST

Presenters: Daniel Boldt (Meinberg) and Andreas Hildebrand (ALC NetworX)

 

Daniel Boldt from leading timing & sync firm Meinberg and Andreas Hildebrand from ALC NetworX discuss the fundamentals of timing and synchronization in AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110. Daniel explains how precision timing based on IEEE1588-2008 (better known as Precision Time Protocol) works across a network. He provides some hints on successful deployment and points out some potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. Andreas explains how PTP can be used to keep all streams flowing perfectly in sync and aligned in an AES67 or SMPTE ST 2110 environment. He concludes the session with a brief outlook on the enhancements of IEEE1588-2019 and how they apply to media networking.

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

AES67 & SMPTE ST 2110 Timing & Synchroni
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.4 MB

RAVENNA/AES67 Practical: Configuring devices

Tuesday, June 16TH at 15:00 CEST 

Presenters: Claudio Becker-Foss (Direct Out) and Andreas Hildebrand (ALC NetworX)

 

AoIP expert Claudio Becker-Foss from DirectOut guides you through proper setup and configuration of RAVENNA/AES67 devices including how to setup streams and stay clear of any obvious rabbit holes. He discusses Cross-connection between RAVENNA/AES67 and Dante devices. Expect some insider tips on how to avoid some annoying pitfalls!

 

This webinar runs for 90 minutes and is a must for engineers, system designers, solution architects, decision makers and anyone interested in the deeper details of RAVENNA / AES67 device configuration.

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

AES67 Practical - Configuring Devices.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.9 MB

RAVENNA/AES67 Practical: Switch configuration

Tuesday, June 23RD at 15:00 CEST

Presenters: Andreas Hildebrand (ALC NetworX), Nicolas Sturmel (Merging), Claudio Becker-Foss (DirectOut) and Bart Swinnen (Luminex)

 

Focusing on practical aspects of network configuration, experts from various switch manufacturers provide guidelines on how to plan a network and configure switches for smooth operation of RAVENNA/AES67 and ST2110 in mixed-traffic environments. Follow along as hints for best PTP performance, the pitfalls of multicast transport and the impact of proper QoS configuration. 

 

This webinar runs for 90 minutes and is a must for engineers, system designers, solution architects, decision makers and anyone interested in the deeper details of RAVENNA / AES67 network configuration.

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

AES67 Practical - Switch configuration.p
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.6 MB

Audio networking - ask anything you want!

Tuesday, July 7TH at 15:00 CEST

Presenters: Andreas Hildebrand (ALC Networx), Claude Cellier (Merging Technologies), Claudio Becker-Foss (DirectOut), Daniel Boldt (Meinberg) and Terry Holton (AIMS Alliance Technical Audio Workgroup)

 

This session is different - instead of a "traditional" webinar we host a unique round-table discussion with an all-star team of industry experts: Andreas Hildebrand, RAVENNA Evangelist from ALC Networx, Claude Cellier, CEO from Merging Technologies, Claudio Becker-Foss, CTO from DirectOut, Daniel Boldt, Head of Software Development from Meinberg and special guest Terry Holton, Chairman of the AIMS Alliance Technical Audio Workgroup. The session is moderated by Roland Hemming from RH Consulting.

 

This session runs for about 60 minutes and is a must for engineers, system designers, solution architects, decision makers and anyone interested in Audio-over-IP in general.

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

Audio Networking - Ask anything you want
Adobe Acrobat Document 966.7 KB

RAVENNA & AES67 Bridge Applications with the Ross Iggy Platform

Tuesday, July 14TH at 15:00 CEST (14:00 BST, 9:00 EDT)

Presenters: Bill Rounopoulos (Ross Video)

 

Do you have a lot of legacy audio interfaces in your studio, truck, on-stage or in a fly-pack that you would like to network via RAVENNA, AES67 or ST2110? Is space at a premium or are you far away from your rack room? Are you tired of lugging around big bulky equipment just to bridge your audio?

 

IGGY, the new compact IP audio bridge platform from Ross, is the answer.

 

IGGY's convenient form factor provides incredible flexibility without compromising on channel density, allowing you to effortlessly deploy IP audio bridging wherever you need it. In this webinar, we will review various AES67 bridge applications to highlight the incredible versatility and power of the IGGY platform.

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

RAVENNA & AES67 Bridge Applications with
Adobe Acrobat Document 22.9 MB

punQtum Intercom

Tuesday, July 21ST at 15:00 CEST (14:00 BST, 9:00 EDT)
Presenters: Arie van den Broek (punQtum)

 

Did you ever consider using digital intercom systems for your team communication? Here is an excellent opportunity to witness a demonstration and get firsthand information about punQtum Digital Intercom tools and have all your questions answered.

 

punQtum founder and CEO Arie van den Broek presents details about the product and the technology inside. Arie is a pro audio veteran with a track record in the development of networked audio technologies.

 

As a member of the Audio Engineers Society, he helped develop AES67 and is a driving force in democratizing sound using open standard technology. Arie has a background as a musician and sound engineer. He operates from the punQtum engineering office in Switzerland.

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

Products & Applications - PunQtum's Digi
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.9 MB

Virtual Sound Cards

TuesdayJuly 28TH at 15:00 CEST (14:00 BST, 9:00 EDT):

Presenters: Jochen Richter (Lawo), Johannes Freyberger (Lawo), Maurice Engler (Merging) and Andreas Hildebrand (ALC Networx)

 

Jochen Richter from Lawo introduces the Lawo R3LAY VSC and reports on new features and improvements which include some “under-the-hood” extensions like added support for WDM driver model and optimization of CPU load. New features include SMPTE ST 2022-7 redundancy support, among others. Jochen was supported by Johannes Freyberger, who demonstrated some of the new features.

 

Merging’s Maurice Engler presents the new Merging Audio Device (aka MAD – yes, really!) which replaces the company’s existing RAVENNA/AES67 ASIO driver and is supplied free of charge with Merging hardware. This new development adds multi-ASIO client support, internal bridging, integrated discovery and WDM (Windows Driver Model) support. The Infrastructure version adds ST2022-7, NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 and Virtual Machine support.

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

VIRTUAL SOUND CARDS.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.7 MB

RAVENNA fall WEBINAR SERIES ("THE REMOTE SESSIONS”)

Introduction to RAVENNA Fall Webinar Series + AES67 over WAN

10th November, 15:00 CET:

Presenters: Andreas Hildebrand (ALC NetworX) and Nicolas Sturmel (Merging Technologies)

 

In this opening session of the RAVENNA Fall webinar series ("The Remote Sessions"), Andreas Hildebrand sets the scene by introducing the wider challenges of remote production now facing most of us due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All relevant standardization communities have taken up the topic of transporting production signals in real-time across WAN connections and moving productions into the cloud. 

 

Nicolas Sturmel takes it from there to discuss the challenges of  - and potential solutions for - transporting AES67 signals across the WAN. 

 

This webinar runs for 60 minutes. It is a must for engineers, system designers, solution architects, decision makers and anyone interested in the versatility of RAVENNA / AES67 applications, particularly in remote production scenarios.

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

AES67 over WAN.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.6 MB

RAVENNA AM824 / SMPTE ST 2110-31 Applications

17th November, 16:00 CET:

Presenters: Andreas Hildebrand (ALC NetworX) and James Cowdery (Dolby Labs)

 

SMPTE ST 2110-31 (RAVENNA AM824) provides a standardized method for lossless carriage of AES3 audio over an IP network. Because AES3 supports data transports as well as audio, SMPTE ST 2110-31 enables applications that would not be possible with SMPTE 2110-30 or AES67. Andreas Hildebrand and James Cowdery from RAVENNA partner Dolby Labs provide an introduction to these technologies and applications with a focus on Dolby E and Metadata formats for Next Generation Audio. This presentation is particularly helpful for partners who are developing network edge devices supporting RAVENNA AM824 / SMPTE ST 2110-31. 

 

This webinar runs for 60 minutes. It is a must for engineers, system designers, solution architects, decision makers and anyone interested in the versatility of RAVENNA / AES67 applications, particularly in Next Generation Audio (NGA) environment.

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

DOLBY & SMPTE ST 2110-31 Applications.pd
Adobe Acrobat Document 3.4 MB

PTP in WAN Applications & Update on PTP v2.1

24th November, 15:00 CET:

Presenters: Andreas Hildebrand (ALC NetworX) and Daniel Boldt (Meinberg)

 

This presentation focuses on aspects of timing and synchronization in WAN application scenarios. Andreas opens the session with a brief overview on the enhancements of the PTP protocol originating from the most recent IEEE1588-2019 release. Daniel follows up with an explanation of synchronization challenges for RAVENNA / AES67 & SMPTE ST 2110 in WAN scenarios and how they can be addressed. He also shares experience and know-how gathered from real-world applications.

 

This webinar runs for 60 minutes. It is a must for engineers, system designers, solution architects, decision makers and anyone interested in the versatility of RAVENNA / AES67 applications, particularly in remote production scenarios.

 

Please find the webinar recording and downloadable presentation below: 

 

PTPv2.1 & Meinberg PTP in WAN.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.4 MB

Lockdown Rock - The Show must go WAN!

1st December, 15:00 CET:

Presenter: Luca Giaroli (DirectOut)

 

Is it possible to transmit uncompressed audio via WAN when dedicated network connections are not available and standard domestic internet connections such as DSL are the only possible option? Luca Giaroli shows us how these connections may be used with DirectOut’s RAVENNA RAV.IO implementation in the PRODIGY.MP and what constraints and prerequisites need to be considered. The session includes a practical demonstration on how the setup worked in their recent "Lockdown Rock" project in combination with VIVIVALDY routers and VPN services.  

 

This webinar runs for 60 minutes. It is a must for engineers, system designers, solution architects, decision makers and anyone interested in the versatility of RAVENNA / AES67 applications, particularly in remote production scenarios.

 

 

Lockdown Rock - The Show must go WAN.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB