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Friday, October 27 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The New Network Reality in Live Events

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The past decade has witnessed a significant rise in real-time networking protocols’ maturity in live sound applications. Each has demonstrated value in diverse applications, yet their simultaneous implementation poses challenges. For networked audio applications to truly evolve and tap into their full potential, it is crucial to integrate these protocols seamlessly.

Traditionally, real-time networked audio applications have been confined to dedicated networks to simplify switch configuration and prevent conflicts – ensuring reliability at the expense of interoperability and efficiency. In response to this challenge, AVB (Audio Video Bridging) has emerged as a key component in enabling network convergence and promoting open, interoperable systems. Furthermore, leading switch manufacturers have begun to recognize AVB's potential and are increasingly integrating AVB functionality into their switches, marking a significant step towards network convergence. This session explores how other protocols can take advantage of the value of AVB and Milan to foster more efficient and collaborative network environments.

In this session, representatives from leading audio manufacturers will present a path to network convergence, openness, and interoperability. Panelists will explore the benefits of network convergence; present specific use cases demonstrating what’s currently possible; and discuss how they plan to tackle the challenges ahead for the new reality in live events.

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Genio Kronauer

Executive Director of Electronics & Networks Technologies, L-Acoustics
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Richard Bugg

Digital Products Solutions Architect, Meyer Sound
Richard Bugg is the Digital Products Solutions Architect for Meyer Sound. He is responsible for developing solutions to meet demanding artistic requirements for Meyer Sound customers. For the past two decades Richard has been working with Digital Audio Show Control and immersive sound... Read More →
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Henning Kaltheuner

Independent consultant, Board of Directors, Avnu Alliance
Henning's main expertise is market research based on his master degree in Psychology at University of Cologne with a specialization on media psychology and qualitative research. His work has concentrated on gaining insights into market trends, brand perceptions and customer expectations... Read More →

Meghan Glickman

Caster Communications, Inc.

Friday October 27, 2023 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT