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2014/12/03: RAVENNA successful at official AES67 plug-fest!

On October 27 – 30, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) was holding the first official AES67 Plugfest at the headquarters of the "Institut für Rundfunktechnik" (IRT) in Munich. The plugfest was intended specifically for engineers to test and demonstrate the interoperability of their AES67 implementations. Notably, 15 out of 16 products were based on RAVENNA.

Read the official AES news bulletin for more information.
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2014/09/12: Jutel joins RAVENNA community

Today, as IBC opens its gates, Finnish company Jutel Oy, one of the most experienced suppliers of radio station automation and digital radio broadcast solutions world-wide, announces its membership of the RAVENNA community. The move follows the installation of the world’s first RAVENNA/AES67-based commercial audio system, including networked loudspeakers from Genelec.  

Read related press release in the press section.
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2014/09/09: Meinberg new RAVENNA supporter

As the doors are about to open on IBC 2014, German high-precision timing equipment manufacturer Meinberg has announced its support of the RAVENNA real-time media networking technology. The announcement comes just days after the news that OMICRON Lab and ARG have also joined the RAVENNA community. 

Read related press release in the press section.
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2014/09/05: ARG and OMICRON Lab new RAVENNA partners

We are gratified to note a growing interest in RAVENNA from companies providing secondary or infrastructure gear necessary to operate a RAVENNA real-time media network with utmost precision. This week, British network and distribution equipment specialist ARG and OMICRON Lab, the Austrian specialist for Smart Timing and Measurement Solutions, have joined the RAVENNA supporter community.

While ARG’s Stagebox switch has been specifically designed for broadcast applications, OMICRON Lab provides precision timing equipment, which both are ideal complements to a RAVENNA real-time media network. 

Press releases are available in the press section.
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2014/07/14: RAVENNA and HORUS saves the concert in Rio

Read the story on how Merging's HORUS and RAVENNA saved the World Cup Concert at the HSBC Arena in Barra de Tijuca. Press release available in press section.
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2014/07/14: RAVENNA Helps Cover World Cup Audio

"Die Mannschaft", as Germany’s national soccer team is sometimes known, wasn’t the only German entity celebrating Sunday’s World Cup win over Argentina. The quadrennial event was also the largest installation to date of the RAVENNA AoIP audio-transport protocol. The network deployed for the World Cup supported 240 RAVENNA-based LCU Lawo commentary units. Read more in the related press section...
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2014/06/16: GatesAir new RAVENNA partner!

ALC NetworX is pleased to announce that GatesAir, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of broadcast equipment and turnkey solutions to create, transport and transmit over-the-air radio and TV content, has joined the RAVENNA community. The move comes in the wake of the publication of the AES67 Standard on High-performance Audio-over-IP Streaming Interoperability, which is fully in line with the fundamental operating principles of RAVENNA. Read more in the related press release and in this article.
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2014/05/21: New video section in Info Area

A video series on audio networking technology, including an overwiev on audio networking technologies, an introduction to RAVENNA and the AES67 interoperability standard on high-performance audio-over-IP streaming, is now available online. Check the listings in the video section of the info area.
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2014/05/07: New AES67 White Paper available in Download Section

The presentation on AES67 being held by Andreas Hildebrand at the Broadcast Engineering Conference @ NAB 2014 (including presentation video and session paper) is now available for download in the White Paper section. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2014/04/01 (no fooling!): Calrec & Orban new RAVENNA partners!

Today, two world-leading companies joined the RAVENNA community:

  • With Calrec, as a principal market leader of state-of-the-art digital mixing consoles, the impact of RAVENNA networking technology enters a new dimension: manufacturers and end users can now be confident that RAVENNA IP-based networking is truly an open standard and receives broad support from more than just one mixing desk manufacturer;  
  • Orban, a household name in broadcasting, particularly known for its world-famous OPTIMOD sound processors, has announced their decision to engage in a RAVENNA technology partnership.

Read more in the press area section...

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2014/03/12: New RAVENNA products announced @ ProLight & Sound 2014!

We’re delighted to announce that 4 new RAVENNA-enabled products will be making their entrance during PL&S:

  • Star among the debutants is the Neumann DMI-8, which will be available later this year with a dual-port RAVENNA interface option. The DMI-8 is an 8-channel interface for AES 42 microphones, which now enhances the RAVENNA signal chain towards the acoustic sound source. A fully functional pre-series prototype will be on preview on the RAVENNA booth (B50, Hall 8.0).
  • DirectOut (Booth B91, Hall 8.0) is showcasing the new MONTONE.42, a RAVENNA-to-MADI converter featuring 4 MADI and 2 RAVENNA ports.
  • Also introduced by DirectOut is the new RAVENNA interface option for the PRODUCER.COM, now featuring high-performance, ultra-low latency RAVENNA streaming with up to 64 channels.
  • And then, watch out for Merging’s HAPI, the son of HORUS. You can meet & greet HAPI at any time during show hours at Merging Technologies' booth (Hall 8.0, B90).

Read more...

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2014/03/05: Cordial to provide dedicated RAVENNA CAT5 cable

Under a special cooperation agreement, Cordial and ALC NetworX have collaborated on the manufacture and promotion of a RAVENNA-branded CAT5 cable for professional use.

To support the growing RAVENNA ecosystem, Cordial has created a heavy duty data cable with a RAVENNA imprint and a light green coloured PUR jacket. The RAVENNA cable conforms to the CAT 5e transmission standard and features an extraordinarily robust construction and quality that provides many benefits in daily use. Read more...

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2014/01/27: ALC NetworX is participating for the first time at ISE 2014

Whilst initially developed for the highly exacting demands of the broadcast market, the fields of application for RAVENNA clearly extend into other markets, especially in the fixed installation / integrated AV sector. The decision to exhibit at ISE 2014 is thus a logical step in the continued expansion of the RAVENNA technology into other market areas.

We are also participating in the Connessioni AudioForum@ISE2014, where Andreas Hildebrand will be a keynote speaker addressing the topic of why the AES67 standard is so important and how RAVENNA relates to it.

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2013/11/13: Updated version of RAVENNA Virtual Sound Card for Windows available

An updated version of the RAVENNA Virtual Sound Card (RVSC) for Windows is now available in the Download section. Please check the accompanying release notes for details on improvements. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2013/10/17: Digigram stengthens collaboration with ALC NetworX, speeds delivery of AES67/RAVENNA-enabled products

Read related Press Release in Info section.

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2013/09/13: Archwave and WorldCast Systems join RAVENNA

Refer to updated Partner section and read related Press Release in Info section.

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2013/09/13: Free version of RAVENNA Virtual Sound Card for Windows now available for download!

The RAVENNA Virtual Sound Card (RVSC) for Windows connectecs a standard PC operated under Windows 7 to a RAVENNA streaming network. The RVSC provides WDM APIs for playback and recording, so that standard audio applications can send and receive RAVENNA streams - without the presence of a "real" sound card and even without any knowledge about the existence of RAVENNA at all!

See Download section for more information!

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2013/09/11: AES67-2013 has been published!

Today, less than 3 years from inauguration of the related AES X192 Task Group, AES has published the AES67-2013 standard for audio applications of networks - High-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability. Check out publication notice on related AES web site.

For more information on how RAVENNA relates to AES67, refer to this page.

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2013/07/08: Teldex Studio Berlin record Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert at the spectacular Schönbrunn Palace using Merging Horus & RAVENNA

Read related Press Release in Info section.

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2013/06/13: M.T.S. joins RAVENNA

Refer to updated Partner section and read related Press Release in Info section.

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2013/04/23: Back from NAB

RAVENNA's appearance @ this year's NAB has been another big success! RAVENNA was perceptible from practically anywhere within the Broadcast audio section of the Central hall - the RAVENNA booth was clearly visible, shining in bright white, and numerous RAVENNA flags identifying RAVENNA partners were prominently placed throughout the aisles. The RAVENNA booth was worth a visit as all currently available RAVENNA-enabled products were on display. Needless to say that all products were in fully networked operation, demonstrating the RAVENNA capabilities.

Amongst already available RAVENNA-enabled products from Axia, DirectOut, Lawo & Merging Technologies, NAB visitors could witness a world premiere: SOUND4 introduced the first RAVENNA PCIe sound card for Windows! Also, on preview: Digigram's multi-network PCIe card supporting RAVENNA, Livewire and EtherSound, AETA's Scoop5 with RAVENNA option and the RAVENNA Virtual Sound Card Driver for Windows by ALC NetworX, which will be released for free download soon!

Another focus was on X192: While AES X192 Task Group chair Kevin Gross was present on the RAVENNA booth, ready to to answer all questions on X192 and how RAVENNA relates to it, ALC NetworX' Andreas Hildebrand gave a well-received presentation on the activities and status of X192 work during NAB's Broadcast Engineering Conference. For those who missed this opportunity, here's a quick overview on X192 and its relation to RAVENNA.

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2012/11/20: SCISYS joins RAVENNA

Refer to updated Partner section and read related Press Release in Info section.

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2012/11/05: New RAVENNA feature article online on PSNE

Also: Horus, Pyramix and RAVENNA shine in Rome! Check info area for more...

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2012/10/26: Merging Technologies Horus receives Resolution Award 2012!

Check info area for more...

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2012/09/10: Qbit signs RAVENNA Partnership @ IBC 2012

Refer to updated Partner section and read related Press Release in Info section.

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2012/08/27: "The BOSS" links to RAVENNA - Dimetis new RAVENNA Partner

Refer to updated Partner section and read related Press Release in Info section.

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2012/07/30: HORUS + RAVENNA make for a world premiere:
Chandos records the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande using Merging Technologies' Horus networked audio converters!

Read related Press Release in Info section.

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2012/06/05: RAVENNA crosses The Canal - Sonifex first UK-based manufacturer to support RAVENNA!

Refer to updated Partner section and read related Press Release in Info section.

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2012/05/24: RAVENNA stretches out into China - Infomedia joins RAVENNA Community!

Refer to updated Partner section and read related Press Release in Info section.

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BREAKING NEWS!


2012/04/15: Telos Alliance joins RAVENNA Community - a quantum leap for the broadcast industry!

Refer to updated Partner section and read related Press Release in Info section.