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Ravenna welcomes new partners

Slovakian start-up Boldburg is the latest to join Ravenna's network of Audio over IP product developers and manufacturers

Slovak start-up Boldburg is the latest company to join the Ravenna network community.

The company was founded a year ago with a focus on developing a modular digital multicore with support for sample rates up to 384 kHz and dynamic range up to 135dB, which will debut at Prolight + Sound.

Other Ravenna-enabled products on show at the ALC NetworX booth in Frankfurt include the new Genelec 8430A studio monitor (launched at ISE 2016), DirectOut’s MONTONE.42 MADI to Ravenna bridge, Merging Technologies’ Hapi networked audio interface and Neumann’s DMI-8 digital microphone interface equipped with a Ravenna card.

Boldburg’s Galileo product line is a modular multi-core/stage box. At the top of the features list are redundancy and high availability principles. Significantly, every element of the Galileo product range is hot-swappable. This means that, for the first time in the field of professional audio devices, it is possible to supplement or exchange modules in case of failure even when they are running, thus greatly improving the stability and availability of the device.

Boldburg COO, Tomas Koctur, comments: “Boldburg was founded to create a product which we felt was missing on the market but, more importantly, that would be genuinely appreciated by our customers. Our lead engineer, Marek Petrinec focused on no-compromise audio quality which was honed to perfection in order to satisfy the most demanding customers.

“It therefore stands to reason that we have the same high demands of any AoIP protocol to use with our products. When we did the research, there was only one that met – indeed, exceeded – our criteria and that was Ravenna.”

Other recent joiners to the Ravenna network include Toronto-based broadcast specialists Ward-Beck Systems, Modulation Index based in California, and 2wcom who operate out of the Schleswig-Holstein region in Germany.

Andreas Hildebrand, Ravenna ‘evangelist’ and senior product manager of ALC NetworX comments: “We are delighted to see growing adoption of the Ravenna technology, particularly by specialised solution providers.

“Since Ravenna is an open and license-free technology, it is especially well suited for companies in a start-up situation or indeed any company wishing to benefit from a cutting-edge audio transport solution whilst keeping costs down. By integrating Ravenna’s AES67-compatible audio over IP streaming technology, Boldburg builds on standardised and future-proof network interoperability for their advanced digital multicore solutions.”