Posted on Feb 7, 2017
By Strother Bullins, Technology Editor
Amsterdam, Holland (February 7, 2017)—Harman has announced its support of AES67—the open audio-over-IP (AoIP) standard published by the Audio Engineering Society in September 2013—across its networked audio and video product families.
Harman’s 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; and Harman’s Crown DCi-DA Dante amplifiers will also support AES67 through an upcoming firmware update.
Further, 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.
An upcoming release of HiQnet Audio Architect will include the new Soundweb London devices and updated firmware for the Crown DCi-DA amplifiers. The same release will also include a firmware update for the existing Soundweb London BLU-806, BLU-326 and BLU-DAN devices, bringing AES67 functionality to devices already in use.