Toronto-based Ward-Beck Systems announced membership in the RAVENNA partner community, specifically in regard to the addition of RAVENNA/AES67 connectivity to Ward-Beck products. Initial products with Ravenna/AES67 connectivity include the AMS2-N two-channel monitor, AMS8-N eight-channel monitor, 32ME-N dual 16-channel network converter with metering, and MLC8-N 8-channel converter.
“AoIP is the way of the future," said Kevin Lyver, president of Ward-Beck. "We conducted extensive research on the different available technologies and found RAVENNA/AES67 suited our needs and the needs of our clients best."
The relationship also includes a new partnership with ACL NetworX, an R&D company in Munich, Germany, that developed the RAVENNA technology platform.
The RAVENNA technology provides real-time distribution of audio and other media content in IP-based network environments. Utilizing standardized network protocols and technologies, RAVENNA can operate on existing network infrastructures and is designed to meet the requirements of the pro audio market, Ward-Beck said. RAVENNA is also suitable for deployment in other pro audio market segments like live sound, install market and recording. RAVENNA is compatible with the AES67-2013 standard on high-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability.
“With the rapidly increasing industry interest on AES67, an ever-growing number of manufacturers are seeking fast and reliable options to integrate audio-over-IP connectivity into their products," said Andreas Hildebrand, senior product manager of ALC NetworX. "We are convinced that RAVENNA/AES67-enabled Ward-Beck products will further enhance the field of applications for interoperable audio-over-IP solutions.”