AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium that certifies Audio Video Bridging (AVB) products for interoperability, has welcomed control and automation systems specialist Crestron as its latest member. Crestron is the first AVnu Alliance member to create solutions for smart home and commercial buildings, and furthers the progression of AVB in professional audio/video and residential markets.
Standing at 65 global members, its roster includes the likes of Avid, Calrec, Dolby, Harman, Meyer Sound, Sennheiser and Waves. "Our commitment to standards makes us the perfect candidate to join the AVnu Alliance to ensure interoperability among networked AV devices and provide the highest quality streaming AV experience," said John Pavlik, Crestron director of architecture and design. "We're excited to collaborate with fellow AVnu Alliance members and utilise our expertise to promote the adoption of AVB standards to provide a better end-user AV experience." "It is extremely motivating to have Crestron join our membership ranks. Crestron understands the importance of having pieces of a complex system work together and as a leader in residential and commercial automation systems, they will lend incredible knowledge and value to the Alliance, while extending our commitment to the AVB ecosystem," added Rick Kreifeldt, AVnu Alliance president. AVnu Alliance reports it is seeing growing momentum in all market segments. Currently, it’s testing AVB-enabled networking devices at its appointed testing house, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) and has many products in the certification process. AVnu Certification is available to alliance member companies.