L-Acoustics has revealed that the LA12X amplified controller will be its first product to receive Avnu certification, with the LA4X also due to receive certification in the coming weeks.
A member of the Avnu Alliance since 2015, L-Acoustics has committed its development resources to open standard AVB technology, which streamlines network infrastructure by combining audio signal transmission with system control and monitoring.
The Avnu-certified LA12X and LA4X amplified controllers include built-in AVB bridge functionality, reducing the need for additional costly networking equipment and facilitating set-up and interoperability of systems.
Together, they are the first Avnu-certified amplified controllers to be launched with both Bridge and Listener technology. To accompany LA12X and LA4X, LA Network Manager software is also updated with an AVB controller, which eases connection with other systems and integrates via an easy and natural user interface.
The amplified controllers with new AVB-enabled firmware are currently in a pilot phase with select L-Acoustics partners and will be rolled out widely this spring. All LA4X amplified controllers manufactured since June 2015 and all LA12X ship AVB-ready, meaning L-Acoustics partners will benefit from AVB via a simple firmware update. LA4X manufactured before June 2015 will require an updated DSP card, available through L-Acoustics’ service team.
“We’re proud to be the first manufacturer to provide a combined AVB bridge and listener capacity with our flagship amplified controllers,” said Genio Kronauer, director of electronics at L-Acoustics. “Enabled by our membership in Avnu Alliance, we have implemented AVB technology and certified it for interoperability and compliance, which ensures our products are future-proof and increases the value of our partners’ investments in L-Acoustics systems.”
Avnu Alliance president, Gary Stuebing, added: “We are excited to have L-Acoustics products join the Avnu-certified ecosystem. Avnu certification ensures a combination of features and ease of use that will offer tremendous benefits to integrators who want to easily integrate powerful, cost-effective networked audio solutions.”