Audinate Adds Ethernet AVB Solution

PORTLAND, OR—The next major release of Audinate’s Dante digital media networking solution will be compliant with the standards emerging from the IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) task group. AVB is a developing standard for media networking that utilizes IEEE 802.1as clock synchronization and IEEE 802.1Qav QoS to support audio and video media transport across Ethernet networks.

Audinate’s patent-pending Dante networking has been AVB ready for some time as it uses some of the same underlying principles. Dante began as early pioneering work in 2003 using the IEEE 1588 clock synchronization standard and Diffserv/802.1Q QoS as foundations. For Dante, moving to formal support for AVB is a straightforward activity since the AVB standards are based directly on existing standards already used by Dante.

Audinate’s AVB compliant Dante solution will be available in the fourth quarter this year, with upgrade options available for its current Dante customers utilizing AVB compatible FPGAs.

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