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AVnu Alliance Unveils Certification Logo

AVnu Alliance Unveils Certification Logo

Offers Testing Tools to Members

Beaverton, OR – July 24, 2012 – AVnu Alliance, an industry forum dedicated to bringing AVnu-certified Audio Video Bridging (AVB) products to the market, has unveiled the certification mark for devices that have passed AVnu Alliance interoperability testing to become an AVnu-certified AVB product. This certification process helps assure that once a product is certified, it will interoperate with other AVnu-certified AVB devices.

To facilitate certifying AVB devices for interoperability, AVnu Alliance will provide its more than 40 members with a rich set of tools to test AVB devices and troubleshoot problems before entering the formal testing procedures. Software scripts are offered to these manufacturers to help accelerate their development of AVB products in preparation of final interoperability testing. AVnu Alliance regularly hosts plugfests where products are tested in a collaborative multi-vendor environment.

“AVnu-certified AVB devices offer manufacturers and their customers numerous practical advantages over legacy and proprietary solutions in streaming A/V content,” said Lee Minich, marketing chair for AVnu Alliance.” Only AVB products bearing the AVnu certification mark give end-users the confidence that a device passed robust compliance and interoperability testing in a multi-vendor environment.”

Earlier this year, the AVnu Alliance named the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) as the official test house. Testing of AVB-enabled bridges is planned to begin in August 2012. For professional audio endpoint products, the testing process is planned to begin in Q1 of 2013.

To become an AVnu Alliance member or learn more about the AVnu certification program, email administration@avnu.org.

About AVnu Alliance

AVnu Alliance is an industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional-quality audio video by promoting the adoption of the IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) standards over various networking link-layers. The organization creates compliance test procedures and processes that ensure interoperability of networked AV devices, helping to provide the highest quality streaming AV experience. The Alliance is focused on applications of these technologies in the automotive, consumer electronics and professional AV markets. More information can be found on the AVnu Alliance website at www.AVnu.org.

 

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Clay Paky Sharpy Fixtures Illuminate Drake’s Club Paradise Tour

As a key part of the lighting rig for hip-hop artist Drake’s Club Paradise Tour, Clay Paky Sharpys are proving how heavenly they are to work with. The fixtures have been selected by lighting designer Patrick Dierson for Drake’s European and North American tour in support of his second studio album, “Take Care.”

Dierson has described the tour’s aesthetic as “a seemingly factory-like structure of equipment…strong, angular, geometric, almost harsh” reflecting the “strong, masculine stance” of much of Drake’s artistry. Dierson was charged with creating a very customized look for the show’s lighting from as little custom equipment as possible.

Sixty Sharpys form the basis of the touring rigs hung in chevron-like formations above the stage and mounted at 90º angles in the show’s iconic ParaCube wall. “The units are used as aerial beam effects, overall stage washes and, as unconventional as it may seem, also key light for several intimate moments in the show,” Dierson explains.

He believes that the Sharpys have brought “a definitive look to the show. We were looking to create a very masculine and aggressive look to the overall design, and the Sharpy’s tight beam, prismatic effects, fast movement and unrivaled output made it the obvious choice.”

But the fixtures can also showcase Drake’s softer side. Although Dierson tapped the Sharpys’ “speed and raw output to put forth very aggressive looks” he also capitalized on “the beam’s aerial image quality and consistently repeatable positioning to produce some very intimate moments.”

Over the course of the tour, which commenced in February, the Sharpys have “performed flawlessly,” according to Dierson, who has experienced similar results from other shows on which he’s used the lights. “The competing products simply can’t match Clay Paky’s reliability, particularly in harsh environments.

“Sharpys’ unmatched reliability and beautiful quality of light output continue the legacy for which Clay Paky has always been known,” he adds. “I’m very much looking forward to whatever new tools they’ll be releasing this year.”

Dierson collaborated on the tour’s production design with creative director Willo Perron of WPA; Guy Pavelo is the touring lighting director.

A.C.T Lighting is the distributor for Clay Paky in North America.

Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, “Patrick is an excellent designer and a great collaborator. We’re please to see him using our lights on so many of his projects.”

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