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AVnu Alliance Welcomes Six New Members

AVnu Alliance, an industry forum dedicated to promoting the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 AVB standards and the related IEEE 1722 and 1733 for professional AV, automotive, and consumer applications, recently hosted its second PlugFest and added six new members.

AVnu Alliance, an industry forum dedicated to promoting the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 AVB (Audio, Video, and Bridging) standards and the related IEEE 1722 and 1733 for professional AV, automotive, and consumer applications, recently hosted its second PlugFest and added six new members.

"The member PlugFests are key to moving the AVB technology from paper to practice," said Rick Kreifeldt, chairman of AVnu Alliance and vice president and systems architect at Harman International, in a statement. "By implementing compliance test procedures to ensure AV devices work together, we continue our collaboration with member organizations to refine interoperability specifications and enhance the network backbone."

According to the organization, the six new members that recently joined the AVnu Alliance represent diverse industry segments committed to reliable, low-latency, and high-resolution networking capabilities for a high-quality AV experience. The new members include: Audinate, Micrel, Sennheiser, Shure, Universal Media Access Networks (UMAN), and University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL), a third-party dedicated to testing data networking technologies.

"A common and open standard that allows the use of computer networks for digital audio and video transmission will be a great benefit for our customers," said Dr. Heinrich Esser, president global research and development at Sennheiser, in a statement. "Through AVnu Alliance, Sennheiser plans to support the implementation of compliance tests that ensure interoperability of future AVB-compliant products."

"Ever since S.N. Shure founded the company, we have been focused on customer satisfaction and making continuous improvements to ensure they have quality products that help them meet their needs," said Christine Schyvinck, executive vice president of global marketing and sales for Shure, in a statement. "We are pleased to be joining a group like AVnu in support of an open digital audio network standard for the pro audio industry because this protocol will make it easy for our products to connect seamlessly and 'talk' to other manufacturers' products, which will ultimately allow us to better server our customers."



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