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IBC2014: RAVENNA follows triple triumph with Jutel partnership

The Finnish broadcast equipment supplier is the fourth new company to sign up to the networking technology this week

To coincide with the first day of IBC, Finnish company Jutel, one of the most experienced suppliers of radio station automation and digital radio broadcast solutions worldwide, has announced its partnership with RAVENNA. The move follows this week’s news that ARG ElectroDesign, OMICRON Lab and Meinberg have also signed up to the open media networking standard and the installation of the world’s first RAVENNA/AES67-based commercial audio system, including networked loudspeakers.

“Networked audio and media systems enable new system architecture concepts and business models both for the broadcast industry and other audio and media installations,” says Jorma Kivelä, CEO of Jutel Oy. “By integrating RAVENNA’s AES67-compatible audio-over-IP streaming technology, Jutel builds on standardised and future-proof network interoperability for their advanced radio and audio solutions.”

Andreas Hildebrand, senior product manager at the organisation behind the technology, ALC NetworX, adds: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Jutel to the RAVENNA partner community. With its RadioMan solution being fully based on a standardised software environment, Jutel is among the first manufacturers to make use of ALCs Virtual Sound Card technology.

“With their world-first installation of a RAVENNA/AES67-based commercial audio installation they have proven the flexibility and reliability of the RAVENNA network technology, even beyond the professional broadcast market.”