Luminex Network Intelligence announced that its GigaCore-series Ethernet switches are now Avnu certified to support the Milan/AVB network protocol, ensuring that these switches can be used for AVB traffic.
Milan/AVB compatibility requires GigaCore firmware version 2.8.0 or later, but no specific license needs to be purchased to enable Milan/AVB traffic. With one click in the web interface, the switch takes part of the clock domain of the AVB devices and allocates the necessary bandwidth.
Audio Video Bridging (AVB) is a set of IEEE standards for transporting audio and other real-time content over Ethernet. Milan is a user-driven protocol built on top of AVB open standards, with added specification requirements for professional media to ensure that all Milan devices will work together on a fully interoperable pro AV network.
The Avnu Alliance is a community dedicated to creating an interoperable ecosystem of low-latency, time-synchronised, reliable networked devices, using open standards through certification. The organisation facilitates a certified networking ecosystem and simplifies network synchronisation through AVB and Time Synchronised Networking (TSN) standards that are built into Ethernet. These protocols solve major technical and performance issues, such as precise timing and real-time synchronisation, bandwidth reservation, and traffic shaping, while reducing the total cost of ownership by minimising deployment and maintenance time.
“At Luminex, we are committed to providing AV designers and technicians with cutting edge technology to build a complete data-distribution system for big events or large venues,” declared Luminex CEO Bart Swinnen. “Milan/AVB not only offers precise synchronisation and real-time, low-latency audio streaming across an Ethernet network, it is self-configuring and plug-and-play. This fits perfectly with our plug-and-play GigaCore switches, which make it easy to deploy a professional AV network, even without IT knowledge. With Avnu certification, our GigaCore switches are now preconfigured for Milan/AVB, Dante, AES67, ArtNet, sACN, MANet, and many other protocols.”
GigaCore firmware version 2.8.0 is now available for download at the website, and new GigaCore switches will now ship with the updated firmware.
SSE Audio recently added Luminex GigaCore switches to its audio inventory, becoming one of the largest providers of Milan AVB-compliant networking solutions.