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New AES67 revision issued

New AES67 revision issued
Adam Savage

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19 October 2015: By Adam Savage

Update 'confirms stability of the audio network interoperability standard,' according to the Media Networking Alliance.

A maintenance revision to AES67-2013 – the AES standard for 'high-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability' – has been issued.

The revision, AES67-2015, aims to clarify some of the interoperability requirements, based on general implementation and 'Plugfest' experience.

The possibility to incorporate these revisions was identified during the AES ‘Plugfest’ testing, carried out in cooperation with the European Broadcast Union (EBU), in October last year, at the Institut für Rundfunktechnik (IRT), in Munich, Germany.

During Plugfest, ten companies tested 16 currently available networked-audio products with AES67-specific extensions against each other in order to confirm interoperability.

Commenting for the Media Networking Alliance, the industry alliance established to promote awareness and uptake of AES67, technical chairman Kevin Gross stated: “The limited scope of these revisions is testimony to the robust and stable nature of AES67 as originally published and successfully implemented by numerous audio manufacturers.

"As proven in the Plugfest testing, AES67 functional compatibility performs as described and these revisions further complement that functionality.”

To find out more about what AES67-2015 offers, see the website below.

http://www.aes.org/publications/standards