Arista Networks has joined AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium that certifies Audio Video Bridging (AVB) products for interoperability. Arista's membership marks the growth of AVnu Alliance in the professional audio video industry and helps push momentum for the growing ecosystem of interoperable AVB devices through AVnu-certification.
"Arista is thrilled to become a member of AVnu Alliance the only organization that is driving open, standards-based AV networking via Ethernet," said vice president of business development and alliances Ed Chapman. "With the backing of AVnu, we hope to spread the implementation of AVB as a next generation solution for the audio video industry by leveraging our best of breed switches and low-cost Ethernet economics."
As a member of the Alliance, Arista plans to have its AVB networking product lines certified to help foster an open and interoperable standard within the industry. Arista has previously showcased the ability to transport high-quality real-time media with accurate time synchronization using AVB on next generation switches. The implementation of AVB on Arista hardware has the potential to greatly improve the flexibility, precision, visibility and price point of AV networking.
"As the AVnu Alliance continues to grow and drive AVnu-certification, we welcome the addition of a key provider of networking equipment including Ethernet switches and routers," said Rick Kreifeldt, AVnu Alliance president and chair. "Arista Networks' participation will provide the ability to further support simple, reliable AV using AVB with enabled switches and help us continue to grow the AVnu-certified ecosystem."
AVnu Alliance is seeing a growing momentum in all sectors including automotive, consumer, and professional audio and video and is standing at over 70 members.