The AVB Networking Conference 2012, which is timed to coincide with the InfoComm 2012 trade show, is to be co-sponsored by six leading companies involved with AVB development and deployment.
Avid, Biamp Systems, Harman, Lab X Technologies, Meyer Sound and Riedel Communications will be joined by AVB switch manufacturer Extreme Networks in sponsoring the event, which is aimed at providing consultants, integrators and system designers with comprehensive details on how AVB technology can simplify system design and maintenance, and how interoperable solutions are being deployed today.
Taking place at the the Renaissance Hotel, Las Vegas on June 12th the event will focus on system showcases for house of worship, performance, sports facility, broadcast and hospitality applications. Confirmed guest speakers include Jim Risgin of On Stage Audio, and Vikram Kirby of Thinkwell, who will share the experiences of their AVB system deployment.
“As more manufacturers deploy AVB-capable components and more systems are installed, the value of AVB becomes more apparent,” said John McMahon, director of Digital Products, Meyer Sound. “There is no need for complex switch management required by proprietary protocols – AVB is the evolution of Ethernet itself and as a result an AVB system is easier to deploy and an AVB infrastructure is future-proof.”
“AVB provides winning performance on cost-per-node economics – reducing system installation and maintenance with a standards-based Ethernet technology,” added Rex Reed, business segment director, Harman Signal Processing. “Our goal in supporting this event to broaden the awareness of AVB’s comprehensive advantages and also to recognise the great work of some of our industry’s most progressive, successful integrators.”Article continues below
“It’s the simple fact that the signal path through the network is protected by the network which makes AVB unique – it’s both the highway and the highway patrol,” said Matt Czyzewski, executive vice president of operations, Biamp Systems. “It’s that inherent protection of audio data which provides the vital reliability our integrators – and most importantly their customers – have always demanded but have never been able to achieve.”