Digigram strengthens collaboration with ALC NetworX
Digigram has announced a deeper collaboration with ALC NetworX, driving the companies’ RAVENNA alliance, that will allow the full Digigram product line to be powered by the ALC NetworX RAVENNA technology implementation for real-time IP-based distribution of audio and other media content.
Already compatible with AES67-2013, the newly published engineering standard for networked/streaming audio-over-IP interoperability, RAVENNA will assure that Digigram product lines will be integrated seamlessly within ultra-high-performance mission-critical synchronous IP audio networks.
“ALC NetworX technology allows us to speed time to market for high-performance AES67/RAVENNA-enabled products such as the new Digigram LX-IP PCIe sound card,” says Philippe Delacroix, CEO at Digigram. “As the industry continues to evolve, we are confident that RAVENNA and the AES67 standard will be employed widely by the broadcast industry to replace AES and MADI. For this reason, we have made the strategic decision to implement RAVENNA into all of our existing products, such as our audio-over-IP codecs, as well as new products under development.”
The LX-IP PCIe sound card is the first RAVENNA-enabled product being developed by Digigram. The LX-IP card was previewed by Digigram at IBC2013, and a model featuring the full RAVENNA technology implementation will be available by Q2 2014. The new card features ultra-low latency — down to one audio sample per IP packet — and up to 256 RAVENNA I/O channels from multiple RAVENNA streams.
“AES67 is finally setting a standard for high-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability, and RAVENNA is an open-standard technology already compatible with AES67,” says Andreas Hildebrand, senior product manager at ALC NetworX. “RAVENNA operates in existing network infrastructures using standardized network protocols and technologies. Performance and capacity thus scale with the capabilities of the underlying network architecture, in turn allowing broadcasters to achieve their requirements for low latency, full signal transparency, and high reliability.”