The AVnu Alliance has partnered with CEDIA to host a free webinar for members and non-members on the topic of designing and installing AVB in the residential custom electronics market. This free CEDIA emerging trends webinar starts on Friday, July 17, 2014 at 1 pm EST. It will be moderated by CEDIA's David Pedigo, senior director of learning and emerging technology. Register here.
Greg Schlechter, CE segment chair of AVnu Alliance, along with other Alliance members, will present an overview and history of AVB and how AVnu certification of AVB devices will enable time-synchronized, multi-room, multi-channel and multi-manufacturer whole-home audio streaming in residential installations.
Consumers are streaming more sources from the Internet, connecting multiple mobile devices, and adding networked speakers and other endpoints. They are using the home network to connect to the Internet and distribute digital content among their many devices. The convergence of these trends has made the network a vital part of the home AV backbone. Network switching has become just as important as traditional matrix switching in the residential space with regards to content distribution and media streaming. Adding foundational support to the network such as managed switches, network security and AVB to manage time-sensitive traffic such as audio and video is critical for building a truly converged network for consumers and their content.
The webinar will cover how to have a successful AVB network in the home, including:
- Interoperability – ability to easily connect equipment from different manufacturers
- Multi-endpoint/device synchronization
- Network capability – including wired and wireless devices
- Home theater support or multi-channel capabilities
AVB in the Residential Market Today
The AVnu Alliance is responsible for certifying compliance & interoperability of AVB networked devices and building off the momentum it has created in the professional audio and video market. The Alliance is now beginning the process to create a certified AVB networking ecosystem for the consumer and residential segment. In the residential market space, AVB will support time-synchronized, multi-room, multi-channel and multi-manufacturer whole-home audio streaming.
"Our collaboration with CEDIA has been both positive and productive, and we continue discussing even more ways we can work together going forward. Both organizations share the common goal of helping manufacturers and integrators bring the latest AV network technologies to their customers and end users," said Greg Schlechter, CE chairman of AVnu Alliance.