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Milan beckons for DiGiCo as it adopts AVB format

The company said it has been monitoring AVB networking for some time, and will be looking at how best to integrate Avnu Alliance's Milan standard into its range of mixing consoles

More news from the Avnu Alliance today as DiGiCo announced it is moving to AVB networking and the alliance’s Milan family, saying that along with a focus on how best to integrate Milan into its range of digital mixing consoles, the move “is an ambition the company is delighted is now underway”.

Milan has been developed through close cooperation between a number of manufacturers. It builds on a common networking technology to create a link between AV, IT and silicon industries and is already being used in projects around the world and by manufacturers including Adamson, Biamp, d&b audiotechnik, L-Acoustics, Meyer Sound, Neutrik and RCF.

“DiGiCo is always at the forefront of technology,” said DiGiCo’s general manager, Austin Freshwater. “We have been looking at the AVB format for some time, and now that the Milan standard and team are making the pro audio integration elements of AVB much more industry friendly, it’s the right time for us to get involved.”

Milan is built on the open AVB standard and allows all Milan devices to work together ensuring fully realised, standards-based networks. DiGiCo said that its “enablement of Milan” will allow its industry-standard consoles to be added into the network chain by ensuring that any AVB products are fully Milan certified.

“Many of our PA partners are now supporting the AVB format and it won’t be long before it’s a plug-and-play option across all DiGiCo consoles,” Freshwater concluded. “R&D are officially on the case!”