The emergence of AVB (Audio/Video Bridging) has been one of the defining technological developments of pro-AV during the last few years. Now, Riedel Communications has announced the creation of a suite of AVB products for the Artist digital matrix intercom platform, writes David Davies.
Promoted and supported by the AVnu Alliance – of which Riedel is a member – AVB facilitates the transportation of AES3/EBU audio in real-time with guaranteed bandwidth and quality of service (Qos), via IP-based LAN.
The Riedel AVB products include the AVB-108 G2 card, a regular Artist client card to be used inside the Artist mainframe that can convert eight Artist matrix ports into AVB – and vice versa. The Connect AVB Panel Interface is a small external unit for converting an AES signal into AVB and vice versa, and is designed to connect one Artist control panel in one or two-channel mode to the intercom matrix through IP-based LAN. Finally, the Connect AVBx8 – ‘the big brother’ of the Connect AVB – converts eight AES signals to AVB and vice versa.