New York, NY, September 12, 2013 — The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has officially announced the publication of AES67-2013, a new engineering standard for networked/streaming audio-over-IP interoperability.
High-performance media networks support professional
quality audio (16 bit, 44.1 kHz and higher) with low latencies (less
than 10 milliseconds) compatible with live sound reinforcement. The
level of network performance required to meet these requirements is
available on local-area networks and is achievable on enterprise-scale
networks. A number of networked audio systems have been developed to
support high-performance media networking, but until now there were no
recommendations for operating these systems in an interoperable manner.
This standard provides comprehensive interoperability recommendations in
the areas of synchronization, media clock identification, network
transport, encoding and streaming, session description and connection
The project was initiated by the AES in December 2010
under the project name AES-X192. In August 2012, the AES and EBU jointly
announced an active collaboration to achieve interoperability of
networked audio. The intent was not to invent new technology, but to
identify an interoperable subset of existing technologies to achieve
this goal. Task Group SC-02-12-H, under the leadership of Kevin Gross,
met regularly using web conferencing and email to refine and clarify the
To obtain a copy of this standard, go to http://www.aes.org/publications/standards/search.cfm?docID=96.
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and publishes a number of technical standards, information documents and
technical reports. Working groups and task groups with a fully
international membership are engaged in writing standards covering
fields that include topics of specific relevance to professional audio.
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