February 13, 2013
AVnu Alliance Starts Bridge Certification, Adds 50th Member
By Jyothi Shanbhag
In order to bring high-quality open-standard audio and video networking to professional AV, automotive, and consumer electronics segments, AVnu Alliance has now opened up its certification testing for AVB-enabled networking bridges at its appointed testing house, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL (News - Alert)).
Companies that have applied for this certification for their products will receive an official logo of certification if their product completes the testing program successful. This symbolizes the global seal of interoperability for devices that implement the IEEE (News - Alert) AVB standards.
Till date, many manufacturers have submitted AVB-enabled devices for AVnu Alliance’s exhaustive interoperability and conformance testing, with more AVnu Alliance members expected to follow suit in the coming months.
“The commencement of bridge certification confirms that the AVnu vision of truly interoperable open standard networking is becoming a reality,” says Rick Kreifeldt, AVnu Alliance president and VP of Research & Innovation, Harman. “AVnu Alliance’s rigorous testing procedures will guarantee that only wholly compliant products receive the official stamp of approval.”
AVnu Certification is available to alliance member companies. Officials at AVnu Alliance said that the membership with their company is key to participating with industry stakeholders in the quest to bring a standard, affordable high quality A/V experience to the Automotive, Consumer Electronics, and Professional A/V markets. By joining AVnu Alliance, companies will work with an ecosystem of leading silicon manufacturers and A/V electronics and equipment manufacturers to provide a better end-user experience.
AVnu Alliance added the 50th member, Symphony Teleca Corporation (STC) recently. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA (News - Alert), STC helps customers worldwide manage the convergence of software, the cloud and connected devices.
Dean Miles, senior vice president automotive BU at Symphony Teleca, comments: “STC considers the AVnu Alliance to be the place where theory of IEEE specifications meets the real world. The alliance provides application interoperability and certification testing which is critical to STC’s business as we deploy Ethernet AVB in the automotive and consumer electronics marketplace. AVnu is the perfect alliance for STC to prove our technology and support the deployment and evolution of interoperable AVB products.”
Edited by Brooke Neuman