What Is AVB?

What once was analog & digital is now network audio!

Audio and video equipment deployments have traditionally been analog single-purpose point-to-point one-way links. AVB is an evolution of that traditional deployment, standard Ethernet and other compatible media, such as wireless LAN, to add support for real-time audio video and control applications

Audio Video Bridging (AVB) is the common name for the set of technical standards developed by the IEEE Audio Video Bridging Task Group of the IEEE 802.1 standards committee. IEEE 802.1 defines a set of standards that provide the means for highly reliable delivery of low-latency, time-synchronized audio and video streaming services through Layer 2 Ethernet networks.

AVB maintains the full quality of encoded audio and video and supports nanosecond sync accuracy, regardless of network activity. AVB networks use standard Cat 5e or Cat 6 cables for connections spanning thousands of feet (up to 3,280 feet) and multiple AVB devices can be connected via AVB switches.

With the AVB standard, the audio video streams are transmitted across Ethernet infrastructure to anywhere over a long distance. Instead of one-to-one streams, the network transport enables many-to-many transparent plug-and-play connections for multiple audio and video endpoints. This lowers total cost of ownership (TCO) through more efficient deployment, installation, and management, while enabling new capabilities.

With the widespread adoption of AVB by companies like Biamp, QSC, Meyer Sound, and many others, Immedia has the ability to design systems with a level of integration that was previously impossible.

Call or contact us today to find out how your organization can benefit from this new and exciting technology!

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