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Media Networking Alliance Promotes AES67 Adoption

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The Media Networking Alliance is both exhibiting and engaging in a range of activities at InfoComm15 to promote the understanding and uptake of AES67, the interoperability standard for high-performance audio-over-IP streaming.

The alliance’s booth on the show floor (# 693) will be staffed throughout the exhibition by MNA member engineers and experts, enabling InfoComm attendees to obtain information and advice concerning AES67, and discuss with member companies their experience in implementing the standard. Visitors can inquire about the MNA and the benefits of becoming a member.

The alliance is also hosting two “open” events in meeting room W304F in the convention center West Hall. The first of these, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, is a panel discussion on how AES67 is going to change our industry? It will provide an opportunity for InfoComm attendees to discuss issues and interact with a panel of knowledgeable experts. The panel will be moderated by Rich Zwiebel, VP of Systems Strategy at QSC and chair of the MNA. Panelists include:

• Johan Wadsten, Software Product Manager at Merging Technologies
• Phil Wagner, President of Focusrite Novation Inc.
• Ethan Wetzell, platform strategist at Bosch Communications Systems
• Andreas Hildebrand, Senior Product Manager for the RAVENNA technology

Also on June 18, in meeting room W304F, the MNA will host a Welcome Reception for InfoComm attendees and press from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This will include a short presentation from alliance chair Rich Zwiebel and a number of brief “testimonials”, before affording the further opportunity to meet with and talk with MNA members over food and beverages.

Prior to these events, on Wednesday, June 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Rich Zwiebel and Kevin Gross, the newly appointed chair of the MNA Technical Working Group, founder of AVA Networks and a recognized expert at the intersection of real-time media and networking, will present the InfoComm Partner Training session IS68 Audio Networking Interoperability with AES67.

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