RAVENNA dives deep into ST 2110 with Genelec, Lawo & Meinberg
The day-long seminar provided an overview on the “SMPTE ST 2110 Standard for Media Transport over Managed IP Networks” with a focus on the underlying principles of synchronization and transport of audio and video essence. Special attention was paid to the video aspects and audio transport and routing functionality. There was a separate session covering SMPTE ST2059 plus an outlook on the upcoming IEEE 1588 (PTP) V2.1 Standard revision. An overview on current and upcoming NMOS specifications completed the educational part. An overview on some recent project activities and an animated discussion on applicability of ST2110 and NMOS specifications concluded the day (not counting the spontaneous gathering over a round of ice-cold beer at a nearby pub).
According to Chris Hollebone from Merging Technologies who attended the seminar, the event was a great success. “It was a really informative day that explained the certainties of ST 2110 and the less certain progress of NMOS. Presentations were of a consistently high standard with some lively discussion. Extremely valuable.”
Andreas Hildebrand, RAVENNA evangelist and audio networking expert, was one of the presenters. “I’ve always felt that education is key to improving services, particularly in the complex and rapidly evolving world of IP networks and workflows. Anything we can do from our side to further that has to be a good thing. In fact, the day was so successful that we are already fielding demands for a repeat performance. We’ll doubtless be hosting another event during the autumn, hopefully in a larger venue where we can accommodate more people as the demand is clearly there. Watch this space.”
RAVENNA is a technology for real-time distribution of audio and other media content in IP-based network environments. Utilizing standardized network protocols and technologies, RAVENNA can operate on existing network infrastructures. RAVENNA is designed to meet the strict requirements of the pro audio market featuring low latency, full signal transparency and high reliability.
While primarily targeting the professional broadcast market, RAVENNA is also suitable for deployment in other pro audio market segments like live sound, fixed installations, and recording. Possible fields of application include (but are not limited to) in-house signal distribution in broadcasting houses, theaters, concert halls and other fixed installations, flexible setups at venues and live events, OB van support, inter-facility links across WAN connections and production & recording applications.
Unlike most other existing networking solutions, RAVENNA is an open technology standard without a proprietary licensing policy. RAVENNA is fully compatible with the AES67 and ST2110 standards. Liaisons with standards organizations and industry alliances (e.g. AES, AIMS, AMWA, SMPTE and others) ensure the close alignment of RAVENNA technology with current industry trends.