AVnu Alliance elects new officers to Board of Directors

AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open standards-based deterministic networking through certification, has appointed new officers for its Board of Directors, with Gary Stuebing elected president, and Kevin Stanton named chairman.

The announcement was made at the recent inaugural conference on Time Sensitive Networking and Applications (TSNA) in Santa Clara, California – a multi-day series of technical sessions aimed at educating and generating awareness for emerging TSN standards.

Stuebing, manager of engineering, IoT standards/architecture at Cisco, comes to AVnu Alliance with extensive leadership experience from other alliances and standards groups such as IEEE, Wi-Sun and HomePlug, while Stanton (main picture), senior principal engineer at Intel, has been active on the Board and served as technical workgroup chair of the Alliance for the past five years. AVnu Alliance has also added a seat on the Board, which was filled by Todd Walter, senior group manager at National Instruments.

“As a founding member, Cisco is committed to supporting AVnu Alliance and guiding the evolution of the standards. Broad market expansion of AVB/TSN with wide deployment will benefit all members and markets and will assure long-term support for the capabilities in standard components,” said Stuebing. “I am proud to join the Alliance Board of Directors with the goal to continue accelerating the momentum of AVnu Alliance and the growing interoperable ecosystem of AVB/TSN.”

“2015 will be a milestone year for the Alliance,” added Stanton, “In this, our fifth year, we see a rich and growing ecosystem of certified pro-audio products, announced plans to launch the industry’s first AVB Ethernet certification for the automotive market, and have expanded our scope to include the Industrial segment. These are aligned with the huge strides taken within the IEEE to advance the AVB/TSN standards, which continue moving Ethernet forward.

"AVnu Alliance has evolved along with the standards, and the combined knowledge and experience of our Board of Directors will continue to drive the Alliance toward the vision of an open ecosystem of standards-based, certified-interoperable products that revolutionise networking for all time-sensitive applications.”