HARMAN Professional Solutions Showcases AES67 Support Across Networked AV Product Lines at InfoComm 2017

June 14, 2017

AV-industry leader adds AES67 support to multiple HARMAN product families to provide improved compatibility between networked AV devices

InfoComm (Booth #3201), ORLANDOHARMAN Professional Solutions, the global leader in audio, video, lighting and control systems, including networked AV, today presented support of AES67 across HARMAN networked AV product families to the U.S. market at InfoComm 2017. AES67 is a standard to enable high-performance audio-over-IP streaming interoperability between various IP-based audio networks.

“We’ve received incredible feedback since implementing AES67 protocol between HARMAN AV solutions, and we’re very pleased to share this development with AV professionals and thought leaders at InfoComm 2017,” said Tom Lureman, Large Venue Electronics Solutions Manager, HARMAN Professional Solutions. “Using AES67, audio can now be digitally streamed from AMX Networked AV encoders to a Soundweb London system to AMX Networked AV decoders. This allows Dante functionality to be preserved between HARMAN processors, amplifiers and other compatible devices.”

New Soundweb London BLU-806DA, BLU-326DA and BLU-DA devices will support both Dante and AES67 natively and will replace the BLU-806, BLU-326 and BLU-DAN devices respectively. The Crown DCi-DA Dante amplifiers will also support AES67 through a forthcoming firmware update.

In addition to the new Soundweb London DA processors and Crown DCi-DA amplifiers, new AMX Networked AV N2000 and N1000 Series Video encoders and decoders will be released with support for AES67 providing networked audio compatibility with BSS and Crown products. The model numbers of these encoders and decoders will be identified by the suffix A, denoting AES67.

Support of AES67 by HARMAN video, processor and amplifier products brings interoperability with other AES67 compatible systems and more options to facility upgrades.

The newest release of HiQnet Audio Architect includes the new Soundweb London devices and updated firmware for the Crown DCi-DA amplifiers. The same release also includes a firmware update for the existing Soundweb London BLU-806, BLU-326 and BLU-DAN devices, bringing AES67 functionality to devices already deployed in the field.

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