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Lab X to talk AVB at LLB Expo

It's hard to see a future where AVB will not become the standard for networking audio and video. A key influencer is Lee Minich, and he'll be talking about AVB at the LLB Expo in Sweden in May.

Lab X Technologies describes itself as a design resource for manufacturers of digital connectivity devices, and the company’s president, Lee Minich, is slated to provide an in-depth seminar on the emergence of 802.1 IEEE Audio Video Bridging (AVB) as a new standard in networking as the keynote speaker at the annual LLB Expo in Stockholm, Sweden. The seminar will take place Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Stockholm International Fairs. LLB Expo 2011 is the largest Nordic trade show for audio, lighting, video and media technology.

“As AV systems continue to grow in size and capabilities, it is critical for manufacturers and users embrace networked systems,” said Minich (pictured). “Traditional analog systems are simply not scalable or maintainable as the convergence of audio, video, control and monitoring accelerates.”

Minich is also the marketing work group chairman for the AVnu Alliance, an organisation dedicated to the advancement of AVB technology.

“Audio Video Bridging is a standard created to ensure networked AV devices work together properly, with reliable, on-time transmission of audio, video and control signals in any system,” continued Minich. “It is very important to manufacturers, installers and end users to understand the critical role this fundamental evolution of Ethernet will play in the development and deployment of professional AV systems.”

The seminar will be divided into three parts. An overview of the history of audio networking standards will be followed by an in-depth explanation of AVB with discussions on the advantages of an open non-proprietary technology, the manufacturers’ role, the cost-effectiveness of AVB solutions and the differences between the AVB architecture and existing 802 architectures. A Q and A session for attendees will conclude proceedings.