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UMAN ’empowers’ manufacturers with new AVB OS

UMAN GmbH will present UNOS (Universal Network Operating System) for the first time at Prolight + Sound later this month.

UMAN GmbH will present UNOS (Universal Network Operating System) for the first time at Prolight + Sound later this month. A platform- and network-independent software package, UNOS has been designed to enable the easy integration of audio, video and lighting devices into networks.

In UNOS, devices obtain a streaming interface and an easily programmed and powerful graphic user interface. As a result, says UMAN, UNOS offers manufacturers “swift and risk-free migration” to Ethernet AVB (Audio-Video Bridging) without the costly overheads of in-house development.

The ‘netOS’ comprises three groups of software: UNOS core, UNOS vision and UNOS creator. UNOS core provides the low-level communication and runs in a wide variety of embedded environments. It uses an open standard as a protocol and, via hardware drivers, supports many current as well as future network standards such as IEEE 1722, IEEE 1588, IP, UPnP, NAS, MIDI, CAN and RS-232. UNOS core is implemented and tested on the commonly encountered embedded environments and can be adjusted to manufacturer-specific hardware and standard chipsets.

Other aspects of the specification include: the ability to create graphic user interfaces simply and swiftly by drag-and-drop without having to write code; and the platform-independent UNOS vision browser, which runs under Windows, Mac OS, Linux and iPhone, and makes it possible for users to control all the connected devices remotely.

UMAN CEO J├╝rgen Scheuring told II: “UMAN empowers manufacturers to make a smooth and swift adoption of the emerging AVB standards. We co-operate with hardware suppliers such as XMOS and TC Applied Technologies on easy-to-implement though feature-rich solutions that enable a roll-out of AVB compliant devices until the end of the year.”

A comprehensive demo with AVB network integration can be seen at PL+S in Hall 9.0, Booth A38.

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