StageTec Becomes Latest RAVENNA AoIP Partner

April 12 2018, 02:00
In an announcement made at both NAB and Prolight+Sound 2018, StageTec has become the latest manufacturer to join the RAVENNA audio network partnership. The Berlin-based manufacturer of professional audio mixing consoles and routers is one of the leading pioneers in the transition from analog to digital audio technology. In the 25 years of its existence, StageTec has set new standards in digital technology with continuous development and innovation.
Philipp Lawo, CEO Lawo and René Harder, StageTec management team.

“With our engagement in RAVENNA we are pleased to be able to offer an even wider spectrum of IP solutions to our customers,” explains Helmut Jahne, CEO of StageTec. We have been providing IP-based technology since 2012 with the NEXUS Dante card XDIP. With the launch of our RIF67 Router Interface in 2017, StageTec also offers IP audio transport via AES67. A second interface card to be introduced this year, the NEXUS Fiber and IP Interface (XFIP), will also feature full AES67 compatibility. Both cards are also fully RAVENNA-compatible.”
Andreas Hildebrand, RAVENNA Evangelist at ALC NetworX, adds: “We are delighted by StageTec’s decision to join the RAVENNA community! StageTec has long been a pioneer in the world of digital mixing and routing technology and with their proven NEXUS technology, the company is clearly among the premium suppliers of distributed digital routing systems. By adopting AES67 through the implementation of RAVENNA, StageTec underlines the importance of offering standards-based flexible interfacing options. Using the RAVENNA open networking technology will guarantee future-proof operation in the ever-increasing diversity of network-based application requirements.”

Unlike most other existing networking solutions, RAVENNA is an open technology standard with no proprietary licensing policy. RAVENNA is fully compatible with the AES67 and ST2110 standards. Liaisons with standards organizations and industry alliances (e.g. AES, AIMS, AMWA, SMPTE and others) ensure the close alignment of RAVENNA technology with current industry trends.

An independent company based in Berlin, Germany, StageTec Entwicklungsgesellschaft für professionelle Audiotechnik GmbH was established in 1993 by 13 engineers, most of whom still work for the company. StageTec is headed by Dr. Helmut Jahne, who was one of the founding members of the team and who continues to drive the technological supremacy of the product lines. Today, StageTec offers a comprehensive range of products ranging from the smallest to the largest of mixing consoles. |
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