AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium driving open standards-based deterministic networking through certification, announces that pro audio manufacturer L-Acoustics, based in Marcoussis, France, has joined its membership roster. L-Acoustics aims to make a substantial impact to the growth of the Audio Video Bridging/Time Sensitive Networking (AVB/TSN) standards in partnership with existing AVnu Alliance members.
Founded in 1984 near Paris, L-Acoustics sells its products in more than 75 countries and is recognized throughout the industry for its line arrays. The company's total system approach is designed for both the touring and fixed installation markets, and its product line responds to the needs of venues from the most intimate club to the grandest arena. L-Acoustics sound systems can be heard in places like the Hollywood Bowl, the NBA's Houston Rockets' Toyota Center, or the Philharmonie de Paris.
"We are excited to join the AVnu Alliance, as its philosophy matches our goals," says Genio Kronauer, head of L-Acoustics' electronics department. "At L-Acoustics, we have fully reviewed the options for audio network technologies. We believe in standards and interoperability, so IEEE's AVB/TSN standard, certified by the AVnu Alliance, is a natural choice for us. We believe that L-Acoustics' high-end user base will bring significant contribution to growing the AVB/TSN market in the professional domain."
In addition to certification, Alliance members have access to compliance tools, testing plans, and test suites enabling early internal testing. Members may also benefit from participating in members-only plug festivals, offering a hands-on opportunity for engineers to test connectivity and interoperability.
"Having a renowned pro audio industry expert like L-Acoustics on our membership roster is invaluable as we continue to push the AVB/TSN certified ecosystem forward," says Yong Kim, AVnu Alliance Chairman. "L-Acoustics' forward-thinking approach paired with their global influence will provide insight and connections to our Pro A/V segment."