Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2017



Open Media Standard for Pro-Audio Networks

Note: here AES refers to the Audio Engineering Society, not the Advanced Encryption Standard. The growing field of pro-audio networking has recently seen demand for movement away from proprietary technologies towards open standards. One of the most significant resulting standards is AES67 which covers high quality audio transport over IP networks. This talk covers the motivations driving the standardization efforts and the basic details of the standard itself.

Over the past decade, the use of IP networks for pro-audio has seen significant growth. These networks transport high quality uncompressed audio at low latency and they have been adopted in situations ranging from studios to churches to TV broadcasts. While this field has been dominated by proprietary technologies such as Dante and Ravenna, there is now a growing interest in moving to open standards driven by a need for compatibility and interoperability. This talk covers one of the standards resulting from this effort: AES67 for audio transport.


Conrad Bebbington