INFOCOMM ROLLS INTO LAS VEGAS this week and it’s definitely THE place to be for anyone serious about audio and video systems, and digital signage/display technologies. The one thing constant about technology is that it’s always in a state of change and InfoComm is an ideal forum for keeping up new standards and the state of the art.
Founded just a year agoâ€”and celebrating its first birthday at InfoCommâ€”the AVnu Alliance has been advancing pro-quality audio/video by promoting IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) standards over various networking link-layers. AVnu promotes the benefits of AVB technologies and will create compliance test procedures and processes that insure AVB interoperability of networked A/V devices, with the goal of better A/V experiences for end users. For anyone involved in the installation/manufacturing/sales/distribution/operation of A/V products, AVnu is a good thing.
And learning more about AVB is a good thing. InfoComm is the ideal opportunity for contractors to learn more about the practical benefits of the emerging AVB standards. The alliance will host a technology/product pavilion at Booth C7934 on the show floor. Alliance members invite all attendees to the first-birthday celebration at the pavilion on June 10 at 4:00 pm.
Keeping with education theme, â€œDesigning The Worldâ€™s First Ethernet AVB Systems with HiQnet System Architectâ€?â€”a training session hosted by Harmanâ€”will focus on configuring an Ethernet AVB system in a House of Worship system design. It happens June 9 from 2:30 to 4:30 at Room N208.
Also not to be missed is a panel discussion on Friday, June 11 moderated by InfoCommâ€™s Dan Goldstein, presenting a detailed explanation of AVB, the advantages of this open, non-proprietary technology and how a compliance program will promote the interoperability of AVB devices.
For more information about AVnu, AVB, and the AVnu Allianceâ€”including detailed white papers on various aspects of the technologyâ€”visit www.AVnu.org. For more about Infocomm, go to www.infocommshow.org. And while you’re at InfoComm, drop by the Penton Media booth #C7698 and say hello. See you there!â€”George Petersen