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Stage Tec Becomes Latest RAVENNA Open Networking Partner

Digital console and routing manufacturer broadens its spectrum of IP-based network options.

By PSW Staff April 11, 2018

In an announcement made at both this week’s NAB 2018 in Las Vegas and Prolight + Sound 2018 in Frankfurt, Stage Tec has become the latest manufacturer to join the RAVENNA partnership.

RAVENNA is a technology for real-time distribution of audio and other media content in IP-based network environments. Utilizing standardized network protocols and technologies, it can operate on existing network infrastructures, and is designed to meet pro audio market requirements of low latency, full signal transparency and high reliability.

While primarily targeting the professional broadcast market, RAVENNA is also suitable for deployment in other pro audio market segments like live sound, fixed installation, and recording.

“With our engagement in RAVENNA, we’re pleased to be able to offer an even wider spectrum of IP solutions to our customers,” explains Helmut Jahne, CEO of Stage Tec. “We’ve been providing IP-based technology since 2012 with the NEXUS Dante card XDIP.  With the launch of our RIF67 Router Interface in 2017, Stage Tec also offers IP audio transport via AES67. A second interface card to be introduced this year, the NEXUS Fiber and IP Interface (XFIP), will also feature full AES67 compatibility. Both cards are also fully RAVENNA-compatible.”

Andreas Hildebrand, RAVENNA evangelist at ALC NetworX, adds: “We’re delighted by Stage Tec’s decision to join the RAVENNA community. Stage Tec has long been a pioneer in the world of digital mixing and routing technology, and with their proven NEXUS technology, the company is clearly among the premium suppliers of distributed digital routing systems.

“By adopting AES67 through the implementation of RAVENNA, Stage Tec underlines the importance of offering standards-based flexible interfacing options,” Hildebrand continues. “Using the RAVENNA open networking technology will guarantee future-proof operation in the ever-increasing diversity of network-based application requirements.”

Stage Tec and RAVENNA will be exhibiting at NAB 2018 on booth N1424 (Stage Tec) and N2813 (RAVENNA). At Prolight + Sound, Stage Tec can be found on booth #G83 in Hall 3.1, while the RAVENNA booth is in the same Hall #E89.

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