Ward-Beck Systems of Canada Joins RAVENNA Partner Community

March 22 2016, 03:00

Another company joins the RAVENNA partner AoIP community and commits to provide AoIP-compatible products to the broadcast and professional audio industry. Ward-Beck Systems announced it will add Ravenna/AES67 connectivity to their range of audio monitors and multichannel audio converter and monitor series. The new products will be introduced at NAB 2016, April 16-21, 2016.

Toronto-based broadcast equipment specialist Ward-Beck Systems is Canada’s oldest audio equipment manufacturer, but it certainly is not stoping in time and just announced their membership of the RAVENNA partner community. Known for their outstanding commitment and expertise in the broadcast domain since 1967, Ward-Beck now raises the bar still higher by adding RAVENNA/AES67 connectivity to their products. Initial products to feature RAVENNA/AES67 connectivity include the AMS2-N two channel monitor, AMS8-N eight channel monitor, 32ME-N dual 16 channel network converter with metering, and MLC8-N 8 channel converter, with metering and level control.
According to Kevin Lyver, President of Ward-Beck, “AoIP is the way of the future. We conducted extensive research on the different available technologies and found RAVENNA/AES67 suited our needs and the needs of our clients best. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with our partners at ALC NetworX and the growing RAVENNA partner community.”

Andreas Hildebrand, Senior Product Manager of ALC NetworX, welcomes Ward-Beck Systems to the RAVENNA partner community. “With the rapidly increasing industry interest on AES67, an ever-growing number of manufacturers are seeking for fast and reliable options to integrate audio-over-IP connectivity into their products. We are honored that Ward-Beck Systems with their palette of highly specialized products and their enviable reputation as an excellent project partner has chosen to use RAVENNA technology to implement AES67 connectivity into their products. We are convinced that RAVENNA/AES67-enabled Ward-Beck products will further enhance the field of applications for interoperable audio-over-IP solutions.”
 A sample of Ward-Beck's professional audio monitors and converters.

Since 1967, Ward-Beck designs and manufactures equipment used worldwide in the radio and television broadcasting industry for both fixed and mobile installations. The company has an enviable track record in the timely completion of projects and post installation support to major broadcasters, systems integrators and government organizations. Ward-Beck equipment is used to broadcast the nightly news, morning talk shows, the Olympics, major league sporting events, political conventions, elections,  and more. With a tradition in reliable audio systems, legacy Ward-Beck products are sought after by music producers worldwide, and the company’s solutions can be found wherever audio needs to be monitored, metered, distributed, processed or converted.
Ward-Beck audio meters.

Ward-Beck’s product range supports analog or AES digital signals as well as SDI embedded audio, Dolby encoded, MADI, and now also audio-over-IP. With the adoption of RAVENNA/AES67, the company will be able to integrate their solutions for real-time distribution of audio and other media content in IP-based network environments. RAVENNA is fully compatible with the AES67 standard on High-performance Streaming Audio-over-IP Interoperability.
ravenna.alcnetworx.com | www.ward-beck.com
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