Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Extreme Networks announces audio video bridging (AVB, IEEE 802.1Q) support

USA: Extreme Networks Inc. announced Audio Video Bridging (AVB 802.1Q) technology available with its enterprise class Summit fixed Ethernet switches, helping to revolutionize high quality audio and video (AV) deployments for a multitude of environments, such as auditoriums, studios, stadiums, conference rooms and other event sites using the network.

Additionally, Extreme Networks is teaming with leading names in professional AV such as Axon, Biamp Systems, Meyer Sound and Harman.

The benefits of AVB-based systems include simplified cabling and improved audio video delivery with synchronization, integrated quality of service and low latency delivered over an open, multi-vendor standard.  Just as technologies like VoIP, wireless LAN and IP storage benefit from cost improvements and added functionality and improvements, professional AV will also see the fruits of convergence.

Extreme Networks is present at the AVnu Alliance booth at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), held in Amsterdam, known as the premiere professional audiovisual conference. As a member of the AVnu Alliance, Extreme Networks supports an industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional quality audio and video converged over Ethernet at various link layers.

AVB interoperability will benefit hundreds of different types of venues highlighted by corporate conference rooms, TV/Radio studios, auditoriums, stadiums and resorts.  The benefits of AVB technology include reduced complexity of cabling and installations for audio and video solutions, ease of use through interoperability between networking devices, and reduced the need for complex network setup and management, as the infrastructure itself negotiates and manages the network for optimal prioritized media transport.

AVB technology can simplify system design and maintenance with the standards-based technology applying to both end-point devices and switched networks.

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