Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced that it has extended its line of AVB-capable products with the release of the Connect AVB (Audio Video Bridging) interfaces Connect A8 and Connect C8, which enable the reliable real-time transport of analog or AES3/EBU digital audio over AVB-capable local area networks (LANs) with guaranteed quality of service.
"Until now, issues with latency, reliability, and missing synchronization have prevented the connection of intercom panels over LAN environments in broadcast facilities, studios, and OB units," said Thomas Riedel, CEO, Riedel Communications. "Solutions in our AVB-enabled product line negate these challenges, offering a real-time communication solution that meets the quality demands of professional intercom users."
Intercom applications for Riedel's AVB-capable products include matrix-to-control panel connections via LAN, audio distribution via LAN, matrix-to-matrix trunking connections via LAN, and distribution of digital party lines via LAN. The Connect AVB converts signals between AES and AVB standards, supporting the transport of audio signals from equipment such as the Riedel Performer and Artist digital intercom systems on existing network infrastructures.
The Connect AVB modules can be used alone as a throw-down module or with a Riedel Smart Rack system. Built into a compact 9.5-inch, 1-RU housing, the new Connect AVB C8 offers eight AES connections on BNC. The device supports both bidirectional AES for intercom panels and unidirectional transport for broadcast AES. Riedel's new Connect AVB A8 provides eight analog inputs and outputs on RJ45 connectors.
Riedel is member of the AVnu Alliance and designs its AVB-capable products according to the guidelines of interoperability certification by the AVnu Alliance.
Riedel will demonstrate the Connect AVB suite in action at the 2013 NAB Show, booth C4937.
Further information about Riedel and the company's products is available at www.riedel.net.