AES Publishes New IP Audio Standard reports that the Audio Engineering Society has published the new AES70 audio over IP standard. Additionally, a report on the recently conducted AES67 interoperability Plugfest has been released.

AES Standards Manager Mark Yonge explained AES70 “follows on to complement the AES67 audio over IP networking standard we published in 2013. It covers quite comprehensively the control and monitoring of audio devices over a network.”

AES70 defines a scalable control-protocol architecture for professional media networks featuring Open Control Architecture, addressing device control and monitoring but not standards for streaming media transport. The standards committee will continue to work on additional elements necessary for a fully standardized audio networking environment for professionals, Yonge says.

The protocol was originally proposed as a field-tested specification by a consortium of companies (including Bosch Communications, Harman, Salzbrenner Stagetec and Yamaha), and it is already implemented in the field and looks to grow rapidly.


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