IBC 2016; Yamaha Dante products to support AES67 interoperability
Yamaha has announced that it will successively update Dante products to support the AES audio-over-IP (AoIP) interoperability standard, allowing Yamaha products equipped with Dante networking capability to communicate with Ravenna and other audio networks via AES67.
Beginning with the CL series digital mixing consoles, introduced in 2012, Yamaha has included Audinate’s Dante audio-networking solution in digital mixers, signal processors, power amplifiers, and other pro-audio devices, significantly contributing to the growth of audio networking throughout the industry. As of September 2016, a total of 24 Yamaha products offer Dante-networking capability.
AES67 is an AoIP interoperability standard established by the Audio Engineering Society (AES) in September 2013. The Ravenna network by ALC NetworX is AES67-compatible, and upcoming AES67-compatibility has been announced for the Q-LAN network from QSC and the Livewire network from Axis Audio.
In February 2014, Audinate announced that Dante would be updated to support AES67. Yamaha plans to enhance Dante-equipped products with device- and Dante-firmware updates that will add AES67 support, beginning with the CL/QL series digital mixing consoles and R-series I/O units later this year.
“Since the introduction of broadcast-oriented features in CL/QL firmware V3, CL/QL consoles have been increasingly adopted by broadcast users, which has led to numerous requests for Ravenna-network compatibility,” says Yoshi Tsugawa, director of Yamaha’s pro-audio business unit.
“We are always delighted to respond to customers requests which lead to an improved working environment,” he continues, noting, “AES67 support will allow Dante and Ravenna devices to work together in broadcast systems that offer unprecedented flexibility and efficiency.”