Cloud Networking Provider Arista Networks Joines AVnu Alliance

Further pushes momentum for the growing collection of interoperable AVB devices through AVnu-certification.

By PSW Staff June 16, 2014

Arista Networks is the newest member to join AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium that certifies Audio Video Bridging (AVB) products for interoperability. Arista’s membership marks the continuing growth of AVnu Alliance and further pushes momentum for the growing collection of interoperable AVB devices through AVnu-certification.

“Arista is thrilled to become a member of AVnu Alliance the only organization that is driving open, standards-based AV networking via Ethernet,” says vice president of business development and alliances Ed Chapman. “With the backing of AVnu, we hope to spread the implementation of AVB as a next generation solution for the audio video industry by leveraging our best of breed switches and low-cost Ethernet economics.”

As a member of the Alliance, Arista plans to have its AVB networking product lines certified to help foster an open and interoperable standard within the industry. Arista has previously showcased the ability to transport high-quality real-time media with accurate time synchronization using AVB on next generation switches. The implementation of AVB on Arista hardware has the potential to greatly improve the flexibility, precision, visibility and price point of A/V networking.

“As the AVnu Alliance continues to grow and drive AVnu-certification, we welcome the addition of a key provider of networking equipment including Ethernet switches and routers,” says Rick Kreifeldt, AVnu Alliance president and chair.  “Arista Networks’ participation will provide the ability to further support simple, reliable A/V using AVB with enabled switches and help us continue to grow the AVnu-certified ecosystem.”

AVnu Alliance membership now stands at over 70 members.

Arista Networks was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s 10/40/100 GbE switches provide scalability, robustness, and price-performance, with over 2,000 customers and more than two million cloud networking ports being deployed worldwide. At the core of Arista’s platform is EOS, an advanced network operating system.

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