AES67 via Software Upgrade in Telephone Hybrids

AVT has integrated the AES67 transmission standard into the MAGIC TH2plus and MAGIC TH6 Telephone Hybrids via software upgrade, further products will follow.

With the implementation of AES67, AVT significantly facilitates the integration of the systems into modern IP-based studio environments. The functionality is provided by a fee-based software update. No hardware adjustment is required. Customers can upgrade all existing MAGIC TH2plus, MAGIC TH6 VoIP and MAGIC TH6 POTS systems, which in some cases have been delivered since 2010, to the modern audio transmission standard. The only limitation is that AES67 cannot be used together with ISDN.

MAGIC TH2plus provides four and MAGIC TH6 eight audio channels after the upgrade. Of course, the existing audio interfaces can still be used.

The big advantage of AES67, however, is that it is the lowest common denominator of several similar technologies and therefore guarantees communication between AES67-compatible Ravenna and Dante devices, to name just a few. The implementation has already been tested with DANTE, LAWO and MERGING AES67-enabled systems.

In the future, the MAGIC TH1Go Telephone Hybrid, the MAGIC ACip3 Audio Codec, and the MAGIC AE1 DAB+ Go Audio Encoder will follow. The DANTE module already exists with the VoIP hybrids MAGIC THipPro and MAGIC AE4 DAB/DAB+ Encoder. A pure RAVENNA/AES67 module will also be available for these two products in 2019.