Ward-Beck Systems joins RAVENNA partner community

Toronto-based broadcast equipment manufacturer Ward-Beck Systems has become the latest member of the RAVENNA partner community.

Initial products with RAVENNA/AES67 connectivity include the AMS2-N (two-channel monitor), AMS8-N (eight-channel monitor), 32ME-N (dual 16-channel network converter with metering) and the MLC8-N (eight-channel converter, with metering and level control).

According to Kevin Lyver, president of Ward-Beck, “AoIP is the way of the future. We conducted extensive research on the different available technologies and found RAVENNA/AES67 suited our needs and the needs of our clients best. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with our partners at ALC NetworX and the growing RAVENNA partner community.”

Andreas Hildebrand, senior product manager of ALC NetworX, welcomes Ward-Beck Systems to the RAVENNA partner community: “With the rapidly increasing industry interest on AES67, an ever-growing number of manufacturers are seeking fast and reliable options to integrate audio-over-IP connectivity into their products. We are honoured that Ward-Beck Systems with their palette of highly specialised products and their enviable reputation as an excellent project partner has chosen to use RAVENNA technology to implement AES67 connectivity into their products. We are convinced that RAVENNA/AES67-enabled Ward-Beck products will further enhance the field of applications for interoperable audio-over-IP solutions.”

RAVENNA is a technology for real-time distribution of audio and other media content in IP-based network environments. Utilising standardised network protocols and technologies, RAVENNA can operate on existing network infrastructures.