DirectOut Introduces RAV2 OEM Ravenna Network Audio Module

February 3 2020, 00:30
German connectivity specialists DirectOut have become the latest Ravenna OEM solutions vendor with the release of their new RAV2 high performance network audio module for integration into third party products. The new module also forms the Ravenna AoIP network core of DirectOut’s recently released PRODIGY Series of multifunction audio processors and converters for pro audio, broadcast, installation and studio applications.

Enabling manufacturers to implement high performance and interoperability into their products in a compact Mini-PCI form factor, the new RAV2 OEM module offers easy integration of Ravenna, AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110-30/31 media networking with support for all ST 2022-7 classes.

In terms of performance, RAV2 offers 128 x 128 audio channels in up to 32 network streams, and sample rates up to 192 kHz. Flexible as well as powerful, it is equally suited to operation in synchronized WAN (wide area network) environments with greater than 500 ms latency, or on local networks with ultra-low latency down to one sample per packet, which is less than 1 ms. Built-in PTP Grandmaster capability (multicast and hybrid mode) puts your product in control.

To complete the package, RAV2 incorporates a customizable and scalable HTML-based GUI with network traffic display, selection of PTP-profiles, jitter monitoring, stream monitoring & configuration along with password protection. The device offers MDNS and SAP stream announcement along with both automatic and full manual stream configuration as required.

Headquartered in Mittweida, Germany, DirectOut GmbH was founded in 2008 and specializes in developing essential pro audio connectivity, networking and bridging solutions for broadcast, studio, live and installed sound applications. All members of the DirectOut development team are still active professional sound engineers, and the company's product range, marketed under the brand of DirectOut Technologies, offers solutions that build bridges between different audio worlds and make systems and formats more flexible. Audio formats supported include MADI, SoundGrid, Dante, Ravenna and the standards AES67 and SMPTE ST2110-30/31.

Ravenna is a technology for real-time distribution of audio and other media content in IP-based network environments, using standardized network protocols and technologies and featuring low latency, full signal transparency and high reliability. While primarily targeting the professional broadcast market, Ravenna is also suitable for deployment in other pro audio market segments like live sound, fixed installations, and recording. Unlike most other existing networking solutions, Ravenna is an open technology standard without a proprietary licensing policy.
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