Crestron has just joined AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium that certifies audio-video bridging (AVB) products for interoperability. The control and automation systems provider is the first AVnu Alliance member to create solutions for smart homes and commercial buildings; the announcement therefore furthers the progression of AVB in professional and residential AV markets.
With 65 global members, AVnu Alliance says it is seeing accelerated momentum for AVB across a breadth of markets including professional AV, automotive and residential, with member companies working together to drive AVnu-certified devices as the highest-performance, most reliable, more flexible, and more affordable market solutions. The growth in members over 2013 speaks to the commitment that leading manufacturers across industries have made to the promotion of AVB open standards and products.
"Our commitment to standards makes us the perfect candidate to join the AVnu Alliance to ensure interoperability among networked AV devices and provide the highest quality streaming AV experience," said John Pavlik, Crestron director of architecture & design. "We're excited to collaborate with fellow AVnu Alliance members and utilise our expertise to promote the adoption of AVB standards to provide a better end-user AV experience."
"It is extremely motivating to have Crestron join our membership ranks. Crestron understands the importance of having pieces of a complex system work together and as a leader in residential and commercial automation systems, they will lend incredible knowledge and value to the Alliance, while extending our commitment to the AVB ecosystem," said Rick Kreifeldt, AVnu Alliance president. "The AVnu Alliance is fostering a new networking ecosystem of interoperable devices by working with industry leading members such as Crestron."
The AVnu Alliance is testing AVB-enabled networking devices at its appointed testing house, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) and has many products in the certification process. AVnu Certification is available to alliance member companies.