Ross Video & Merging Technologies Partner to Enable Quick and Easy Innovation in AES67 & ST 2110 Audio Networking

Ottawa, Canada, October 16th 2018 – Ross Video and Merging Technologies are pleased to announce a collaboration to integrate Ross Video products, including the recently-launched BACH Liberty, into Merging’s ANEMAN Audio Network Manager solution, thus creating a “full stack” solution enabling manufacturers that have already adopted the Dante Brooklyn II module to quickly and easily plug into new markets.

The agreement will initially see the ANEMAN Audio Network Manager software complementing Ross Video’s recently introduced BACH Liberty module in offering an AES67/RAVENNA audio networking solution to the marketplace that is plug-in compatible with the popular Dante Brooklyn II module. This “full stack” solution, with easy audio network management and monitoring, enables manufacturers that have already adopted the Dante module to quickly address new markets requiring full AES67 & ST 2110 compliance today using a combination of the BACH Liberty module and the ANEMAN software.

Both companies have agreed to create an open network control and monitoring framework based on the ANEMAN Engine and hosted on GitHub, to enable innovative workflows to be developed by an ecosystem of independent contributors. Commenting on the agreement, Nestor Amaya, VP of Infrastructure at Ross Video, is excited by the possibilities. “I believe that many markets have been thirsting for this integration of open technologies, and I expect that we can build on this project to ultimately create a platform that is to the live media networking world what Linux has been to the world of computing”. Claude Cellier, CEO of Merging Technologies, echoes the sentiment. “We are delighted to see Ross Video join the ANEMAN Network Management ecosystem which will allow all main Open AES67 based solutions to interoperate on a unified software platform”.

For more information on the Aneman Open Audio Network Manager, please visit http://www.aneman.net/. You may also attend the presentation “ANEMAN: Keeping Audio Networks under Control” given by Dominique Brulhart, Head of Software engineering at Merging, in the AoIP Pavilion Theater at AES NY on Wednesday, Oct. 17th at 3:30PM and Thursday, Oct. 18th 4:00 PM

For more information on BACH Liberty and Ross Video’s other range of OEM and Developer solutions, please click here, and please attend presentation “How AES67 and RAVENNA Enables Innovation” by Bill Rounopoulos,OEM Business Development Manager at Ross Video, in the AoIP Pavillion Theater at AES NY on Friday, Oct. 19th at 1:30PM.

For those interested, it is also highly recommended not to miss the “Networked Audio: NA07 – How to Get AES67 into Your Systems or Products” session, on Friday, Oct. 19, 10:45 AM where both Bill and Claude will be joining as panelists.

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Merging Technologies is a Swiss manufacturer with over 25 years of experience in developing groundbreaking, professional Audio and Video products for a wide range of entertainment and media industries.  With a dedicated user base in the elite end of the music, film, television, mastering and performances industries, Merging is committed to developing product ranges with unrivalled quality and flexibility, no matter what the application. Merging builds tools for people who want more from their systems, have an inherent need to push boundaries, and believe that quality always comes first.

RAVENNA is a solution for real-time distribution of audio and other media content in IP-based network environments. Utilizing standardized network protocols and technologies, RAVENNA can operate on existing network infrastructures. RAVENNA is designed to meet the strict requirements of the pro audio market featuring low latency, full signal transparency and high reliability and is fully AES67 and ST2110 compatible. With a capacity of nearly 8 x MADI streams over a single Gigabit Ethernet link, it is also the first and only Layer-3 based IP audio protocol with full support for high-channel count DXD and DSD signals.

While primarily targeting the professional broadcast market, RAVENNA is also suitable for deployment in other pro audio market segments like live sound, install market and recording. Possible fields of application include (but are not limited to) in-house signal distribution in broadcasting houses, theatres, concert halls and other fixed installations, flexible setups at venues and live events, OB van support, inter-facility links across WAN connections and in production & recording applications. http://ravenna.alcnetworx.com

Ross Video Media Contact:
Stuart G. Russell
Senior Communications Manager
Tel: +44 7827 019494
Email: srussell@rossvideo.com
Twitter: @ross_video