The AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium which supports the AVB (Audio Video Bridging) networking technology, has welcomed eight new companies to its membership roster.
The addition of Coveloz, a provider of media transport solutions; Imagination Technologies, a global leader in multimedia, processor, communication and cloud technologies; intoPIX, which provides compression, cryptographic and video transport FPGA IP-cores, reference design and "software tools to build smarter, networked and future-proof media workflows"; networking company Ixia; MIPRO, the manufacturer of wireless microphone and PA systems; NXP Semiconductors, a market leader in car entertainment and and in-vehicle communication networks; Pivitec, the manufacturer of personal audio mixers and professional networked audio solutions; and audio, video conference and VoIP specialist Xavtel brings the organisation closer to 80 members – something it says "represent[s] continued momentum", despite some writers publicly wondering if AVB's best days are behind it.
Eugene Chen, vice-president of international sales for MIPRO, comments: "AVB standards are the future of the AV networking industry and we are excited to be a part of this strong alliance to bring solutions to our customers."
In addition to certification, AVnu Alliance members have access to compliance tools, testing plans, and test suites enabling early internal testing. Members may also benefit from participating in member-only plugfests, offering a "unique hands-on opportunity" for engineers to test connectivity and interoperability.
"We are extremely excited by the addition of these new members to the Alliance, and by the overall growth we've experienced within the last year," says AVnu Alliance president Rick Kreifeldt. "With each new member added, we all benefit from a valuable mix of innovation and experience."
(Georgia Butler and Jon Chapple)