The AVnu Alliance elected a new board of directors, including a new president, at the inaugural Conference on Time Sensitive Networking and Applications (TSNA) on 28–29 April in Santa Clara, California, US. Former president Rick Kreifeldt stepped down in January (see New president sought for AVnu Alliance as L-Acoustics signs up).
New president Gary Stuebing (pictured), manager of engineering, IoT standards/architecture, at Cisco, comes to the AVnu Alliance with experience leading other standards groups, including IEEE, Wi-Sun and HomePlug. Kevin Stanton, senior principal engineer at Intel, was named AVnu Alliance chairman.
"2015 will be a milestone year for the alliance," says Kevin Stanton (pictured, below right, at the TSNA Conference). "In this, our fifth year, we see a rich and growing ecosystem of certified pro-audio products, announced plans to launch the industry's first AVB Ethernet certification for the automotive market, and have expanded our scope to include the industrial segment. These are aligned with the huge strides taken within the IEEE to advance the AVB/TSN standards, which continue moving Ethernet forward.
"AVnu Alliance has evolved along with the standards, and the combined knowledge and experience of our board of directors will continue to drive the Alliance toward the vision of an open ecosystem of standards-based, certified-interoperable products that revolutionise networking for all time-sensitive applications."
The AVnu Alliance, which certifies the interoperability of products using the the IEEE 802-based Audio Video Bridging (AVB) networking technology, announced the transformation of the AVB standard into Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) in December. It said at the time that the TSN provides "the industrial community with the ability to use standard Ethernet to support highly reliable and precise synchronised networking appropriate for industrial control" (see AVnu Alliance launches support for industrial market).
Meyer Sound's CAL column array speakers became the first loudspeakers certified by the AVnu Alliance in January (see First AVnu-certified speaker is Meyer Sound CAL).