NTP Technology is introducing AES67 capability to its PENTA 720 compact broadcast audio router at BVE 2016 in London’s ExCeL exhibition centre, 23-25 February.
Developed by the Audio Engineering Society, AES67 is a layer 3 protocol suite based on existing standards and is designed to allow interoperability between various IP-based audio networking systems such as RAVENNA, Livewire, Q-LAN and Dante.
“Many broadcasters are transitioning to an IP-based infrastructure and even more are looking to go that way,” comments NTP Technology’s Business Development Manager Jan Lykke. “The PENTA 720 already supports Dante audio-over-IP. The addition of AES67 makes it possible to use the PENTA 720 in both Dante- and AES67-based solutions simultaneously. Dante provides a very easy, flexible and powerful way of building an audio-over-IP infrastructure. However, there is also a requirement amongst end users for an open standard to interconnect to non-Dante devices. This is where we believe AES67 is the ideal solution. For that reason, we have joined the Media Networking Alliance which is promoting the AES67 standard.”
The PENTA 720 is a compact 1.5k2 broadcast audio router which can be configured with a wide range of interface cards such as MADI, AES, analogue, SDI embedder/de-embedder and Dante audio-over-IP.
The PENTA 720 with the AES67 upgrade is being shown on the HHB Communications stand, L45, where Jan Lykke is also available to demonstrate it and discuss AES67 in more detail. HHB Communications is the exclusive distributor for NTP in the UK and Ireland.