Leading Manufacturers Build Audio-via-IP Codec Work Group

Le Plessis Robinson/Munich/Ludwigsburg (February 9, 2007)--At the end of 2006, AETA Audio Systems (France) and MAYAH Communications (Germany) founded the international Audio-via-IP Experts Group to coordinate a joint technical efforts to achieve true interoperability of audio codec products from different manufacturers. As the third member, Orban/CRL (USA), represented by its codecs R&D department, joined the group recently to provide its customers with a truly standards-based and widely compatible solutions for professional audio transmission over IP networks.
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Le Plessis Robinson/Munich/Ludwigsburg (February 9, 2007)--At the end of 2006, AETA Audio Systems (France) and MAYAH Communications (Germany) founded the international Audio-via-IP Experts Group to coordinate a joint technical efforts to achieve true interoperability of audio codec products from different manufacturers. As the third member, Orban/CRL (USA), represented by its codecs R&D department, joined the group recently to provide its customers with a truly standards-based and widely compatible solutions for professional audio transmission over IP networks.

As of today, Orban/CRL, AETA Audio Systems and MAYAH Communications have successfully performed transmission tests of their codecs applying the SIP/RTP protocols according to the draft standards addressed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Such tests covered the bi-directional transmission using G.711, G.722 as well as MPEG Layer 2 and Layer 3 audio coding. Continuous extension of the featured compatibility stands on the road map of Audio-via-IP Experts Group.

The EBU draft recommendations on compatibility of audio codecs during communication via IP standards include the following significant topics: unification of the connection set-up with SIP/SDP, audio formats, Forward Error Correction (FEC), as well as implementation of the further IP protocols. Support of these standards must be provided in the products of the company to join the Audio-via-IP Experts Group.

AETA Audio Systems CEO Gerald List stated, "The efforts being made within the Audio-via-IP standardization body has resulted in very positive feedback from many broadcasters. Before joining the Audio-via-IP Experts group, Orban undertook extensive testing to ensure compatibility with the existing members equipment and reliable operation in the field. We have enjoyed open dialogue with the Orban development team and will remain in close contact on future enhancements."

AETA Audio Systems
www.aeta-audio.com

MAYAH Communications
www.mayah.com

Orban Europe GmbH
www.orban-europe.com