10 Must-Have Audio Video Bridging Solutions

Audio Video Bridging is the new standard for data transport and here are the components that make it possible.>

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Audio Video Bridging (AVB) is an IEEE 802.1 standard that ensures high quality, low latency and time synchronized transfer of digital audio and video data through an Ethernet port. With AVB, products are able to send multiple audio and video channels at the same time through one AVB capable high-speed Ethernet connection.

AVB standard connections offer the most up-to-date control over digital audio and video. With a high-speed Ethernet connection, audio and video data can be transported in real time at the highest quality.

In the world of AVB, AVnu is on the forefront of AVB education and expansion of the standard. The organization of professionals interested in promoting the use of AVB standards and the purchase of AVB compatible devices.

This AVB advocacy group was founded by Broadcom, Cisco, Harman, Intel, and Xilinx, and is promoted by a variety of audio and video technology companies. Along with general promotion, AVnu also works to create AVB compliance tests and procedures to continue the research behind AVB and ensure that the AVB technology in today’s market is as efficient as possible.

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AVnu isn’t the group spreading the word of AVB. At InfoComm 2012, technology leaders from a host of disciplines and applications convened for the AVB Networking Conference.

“The AVB Networking Conference at InfoComm not only delivered a comprehensive and accurate overview of the technology landscape as it is today, it also provided a window into the tremendous potential of AVB to enable advanced audio video networking for an increasingly broad array of applications in the immediate future – and beyond.” said guest speaker Sam Berkow.

Through software and hardware upgrades, any Ethernet network can be converted into an AVB compatible environment. From a simple upgrade, such as an AVB options card installation, to the integration of devices which comply with the AVB standard, the following products show-off the different options IT integrators have for upgrading their Ethernet networks to support AVB.

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