IBC2013: Two new additions to RAVENNA partnership

At the close of IBC2013, ALC NetworX, the company behind RAVENNA, had signed partnership agreements with Swiss system on chip manufacturer Archwave and codec manufacturer WorldCast Systems.
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At the close of IBC2013, ALC NetworX, the company behind RAVENNA, had signed partnership agreements with Swiss system on chip (SOC) manufacturer Archwave and codec manufacturer WorldCast Systems. RAVENNA is supported by more than 20 companies from the professional broadcast market. Archwave is the first SOC providers to sign a partnership and collaboration agreement. Archwave provides ASIC solutions that allow manufacturers to provide I/O capabilities in their audio products, specifically tailored to the needs of high-quantity and price-sensitive market segments. Under the collaboration agreement, ALC NetworX transfers RAVENNA implementation know-how to Archwave in order to speed-up development of a low-cost RAVENNA SOC solution based on Archwave’s DM1500E / DM2500N BeBop platforms. “We are delighted to see a growing interest in RAVENNA even beyond the professional broadcast market,” said Andreas Hildebrand (pictured), senior product manager of ALC NetworX. “With Archwave, a company with an extraordinary market reputation in providing highly competitive SOC solutions to audio device manufacturers has joined the RAVENNA community. While Archwave’s current business focus is on price-sensitive market segments, we also expect significant benefits for pro-audio device manufacturers by lowering the entry costs through the use and integration of Archwave‘s SOC solution.” WorldCast Systems, and specifically its audio codec division, APT, has also decided to support the RAVENNA IP-based real-time media networking technology. Nicolas Boulay, CTO, WorldCast Systems commented: “Based on our market knowledge we believe that RAVENNA has significant potential to become the audio standard not only for in-house audio distribution but also for transmitting audio over wide area networks. RAVENNA’s ability to provide multi-channel audio on a single network connection combined with its real-time capabilities and inherent time synchronization is of great interest to us as a manufacturer of multi-channel AoIP codecs.” www.archwave.netravenna.alcnetworx.comwww.worldcastsystems.com

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