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Riedel commits to audio over IP with support for RAVENNA

The comms giant will make use of AES67 interoperability capabilities for its Tango platform

Riedel Communications, one of the world’s leading suppliers of real-time communications networks, today announced its support for ALC NetworX’s AES67-based RAVENNA networking protocol.

According to ALC NetworX, the partnership will “accelerate Riedel’s efforts to provide RAVENNA-based AES67 interoperability capabilities for [its] networked Tango platform, thus reinforcing the company’s commitment to providing standards-based solutions”.

“We are delighted to be joining other premier technology suppliers in the RAVENNA partnership community,” says Thomas Riedel, CEO of Riedel Communications. “As a standalone technology, the RAVENNA framework provides an efficient and flexible solution for audio-over-IP transport. Its full AES67 compliance is an important fact for us and our customers. Riedel has always been dedicated to facilitating versatile and reliable workflows that meet our customers’ unique requirements. By extending our products’ format support to include RAVENNA and thus AES67, we take a key step forward in delivering the many benefits of standards-based communications and signal-transport solutions.”

Andreas Hildebrand, senior product manager of ALC NetworX, adds: “Riedel is unquestionably one of the world’s premier companies providing communication and media data distribution solutions. Adding RAVENNA networking capabilities to their product portfolio is clearly an indicator for the coalescence of the professional broadcast market and the communication systems world. It widens the application range for RAVENNA-enabled systems by offering direct IP-based signal interchange between a broad range of professional audio products from a diversity of manufacturers. In addition, I expect the comprehensive experience of the Riedel team to be a highly valued addition to the RAVENNA partner community.”

The last major period of activity for RAVENNA in terms of new adopters came at IBC in September, when ALC NetworX announced its partnering with Jutel, ARG ElectroDesign, OMICRON Lab and Meinberg (see IBC2014: RAVENNA follows triple triumph with Jutel partnership). Calrec came on board in April (Calrec and ALC NetworX enter into RAVENNA partnership).