NTP Technology Introducing AES67 Audio-over-IP Capability to PENTA 720 Audio Router at BVE 2016


NTP Technology will introduce AES67 capability to its PENTA 720 compact broadcast audio router at BVE 2016 in London's ExCel exhibition centre, February 23-25.


Developed by the Audio Engineering Society, AES67 is a layer 3 protocol suite based on existing standards and is designed to allow interoperability between various IP-based audio networking systems such as RAVENNA, Livewire, Q-LAN and Dante.


"Many broadcasters are transitioning to an IP-based infrastructure and even more are looking to go that way," comments NTP Technology's Business Development Manager Jan Lykke. "The PENTA 720 already supports Dante audio-over-IP.  The addition of AES67 makes it possible to use the PENTA 720 in both Dante and AES67 based solutions simultaneously. Dante provides a very easy, flexible and powerful way of building an audio-over-IP infrastructure. However, there is also a requirement amongst end users for an open standard to interconnect to non-Dante devices. This is where we believe AES67 is the ideal solution. For that reason, we have joined the Media Networking Alliance which is promoting the AES67 standard."


The PENTA 720 is a compact 1.5k2 broadcast audio router which can be configured with a wide range of interface cards such as MADI, AES, analogue, SDI embedder/de-embedder and Dante AoIP.


The PENTA 720 with the AES67 upgrade will be shown on the HHB Communications stand, L45, where Jan Lykke will also be available to demonstrate it and discuss AES67 in more detail. HHB Communications is the exclusive distributor for NTP in the UK and Ireland.


NTP Technology (www.ntp.dk) produces high-reliability audio routing and signal processing systems for major international broadcasters, audio mastering and editing studios. NTP products are integrated into television and radio stations as well as production centres, post-production facilities and outside broadcast vehicles. Based in Copenhagen, NTP is part of Dan Technologies Group, one of Europe's leading suppliers of audio, video, transmission products and digital media solutions.


Contacts for further information


David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants
Tel: +44 (0) 1342 311 983 | stylusmedia@gmail.com

Mikael Vest, NTP Technology A/S
Tel: +45 4596 8880 | mikael.vest@ntp.dk

Jake Young, HHB Communications Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)20 8962 5046 | jake.young@hhb.co.uk

NTP Technology A/S, Nybrovej 99, DK-2820 Gentofte, Denmark
Tel: +45 45 968 880 | Fax: +45 44 531 170 | ntp@ntp.dk
Web: www.ntp.dk |  www.digitalaudio.dk


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