Network specialist Lab X Technologies and software developer UMAN have announced their cooperation on a development platform that will provide manufacturers with an ‘easy and cost-effective’ migration path to Ethernet AVB.
The technical solution will merge Lab X FPGA-based AVB IP solutions and UMAN’s Universal Network Operating System (UNOS).
This combination of the two technologies will deliver features to support the entire spectrum of IEEE AVB 802.1 standards, with streaming capabilities of more than 400x400 audio channels per device, with sub-sample accurate network-wide coherency.
According to the collaborators, UNOS core middleware and hardware drivers will enable manufacturers’ R&D teams to identify powerful network products without the need to address low-level issues during development. Meanwhile, a state-of-the-art GUI will allow users to circumvent time-consuming programming duties.
“Lab X is pleased to begin work with UMAN to develop a collaborative standard for AVB as demand for the technology continues to grow, not only in the professional A/V market, but the in-home consumer markets as well,” said Lee Minich, president of Lab X Technologies and marketing work group chair at AVB standards-promoting group the AVnu Alliance. “Over time, AVB technology will be an everyday component in networking. The Lab X IP Platform is working as a perfect compliment for the comprehensive UMAN control OS, which allows our collective customers to build incredibly powerful networked AVB systems.”
“The combination of Lab X AVB and UMAN’s UNOS is a perfect match and will absolutely provide a superior standard among AVB integrators,” said Jürgen Scheuring, CEO, UMAN. “The environment Lab X provides with its high channel count capacity is the ideal choice for AVB integration. UNOS’ platform adds manufacturer independent command and control to Lab X’s platform. This combination will certainly allow manufacturers to develop more attractive devices through many new market opportunities.”