New York, NY (February 10, 2016)—The Audio Engineering Society has reported that its “Plugfest” interoperability testing event of the AES67-2015 standard at the end of last year was a success.

Hosted by the AES Standards Committee (AESSC), the event, held at the headquarters of National Public Radio (NPR), in Washington, D.C., November 2-5, 2015, offered an in-depth examination of AES67-2015, the “AES standard for audio applications of networks – High-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability.”

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The manufacturers participating included ALC NetworX GmbH, Archwave Technologies BV, Digigram SA, DirectOut GmbH, Lawo AG, Meinberg Radio Clocks GmbH & Co. KG, Merging Technologies, QSC LLC, Telos Corporation, Wheatstone Corporation and Yamaha Corporation.

This latest Plugfest event demonstrated functional compatibility between a number of different implementations (from software applications on a PC to hardware-based FPGA solutions) of the AES67-2015 standard—a revision of AES67-2013, specifying interoperability methods for high-performance streaming audio-over-IP networks.

Offering an exclusive chance for manufacturers to test AES67 networking standard protocols with their products in a controlled environment, overseen by AESSC members, the four-day event saw 13 products tested by 11 different companies.

“These events are where we can really prove the standard and provide guidance to improve the implementation of standard AES67,” stated Bruce Olson, AES Standards Committee chair. “Just like our previous Plugfest event, held in Munich in 2014, our manufacturer partners and Standards Committee members have once again helped to further our goals for the professional audio community, as we continue our mission to provide standards and education for audio professionals worldwide.”

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