AuviTran integrates Merging’s ZMAN module into new interface card

15.04.2024

Press release | France-based audio manufacturer AuviTran has adopted Merging Technologies’ ZMAN audio network module into its brand-new AxC-AES67 interface card. Bringing low-latency and bridging capacities to high performance applications, it is the ideal solution for RAVENNA / AES67 ecosystems.

The new interface, which launched in February 2024, is the latest addition from AuviTran to its flagship Audio ToolBox suite product line. The AxC-AES67 is fully compatible with AES67 and RAVENNA protocols, and supports industry standard SMPTE2110, ST2022-7 Seamless Protection Switching and NMOS IS-04 + IS-05.

Merging Technologies’ ZMAN module provides the interface card with efficient media transport in a compact form factor. What makes it unique is the additional, built-in processing capabilities, with two ARM CPUs and FPGA real-estate. It also features high-resolution sample rates, up to 32 RAVENNA/AES67 streams, channel-based audio routing and ultra-low latency.

“Merging's ZMAN was mainly chosen for its versatility and overall quality,” explains Yves Ansade, AuviTran’s founder. “The component comes with an eval kit, which initiated dialogue and support from the Merging team. This valuable step helped us in completing AuviTran's AxC-AES67 interface. Merging are renowned for their high-end products comparable to the quality level of AuviTran and Digigram. Also, our companies are practically neighbours, which was great for us as we encourage working with local/regional partners with high added value know-how.”

"We are very pleased that AuviTran has joined our OEM customer base," furthers Rune Jacobsen, Global OEM manager at Merging Technologies. "They have been excellent to work with in the implementation process and it's great that we have some interesting use cases to show what the ZMAN boards and our AES67 knowledge brings to our OEM customers."

The AxC-AES67 was recently integrated into the Millennium Center in Switzerland, a project that required the implementation of high-quality networked audio management for immersive experiences. The venue was facing problems with latency and channel number limitation, which left staff with an incomplete and unreliable system.

AuviTran provided a transformative solution using several AuviTran ToolBoxes and AxC cards, including the new AxC-AES67, which was part of a seamless system that resolved compatibility issues at the state-of-the-art venue, and significantly improved system performance. Additionally, AuviTran also supplied the AxC-AB and AxC-Dante for full audio synchronisation.

 

AuviTran integrates Merging’s ZMAN module

As a result, the Millennium Center – based in Lausanne – has now become one of the first venues in the world to successfully manage such a complex audio setup. The solution from AuviTran, with the help of Merging, powers unparalleled immersive audio experiences and has met the high expectations of both venue owners and audiences.

AuviTran’s adoption of ZMAN further cements Merging Technologies’ commitment to fostering the adoption of AES67 networking capabilities. By making all required functions available via a simple to integrate module, Merging can help OEMs take full advantage of this rapidly evolving market.

 

About Merging Technologies
Merging Technologies is a Swiss manufacturer with over 30 years of experience in developing groundbreaking, professional Audio and Video products for a wide range of entertainment and media industries. In July 2022, Merging became part of the Sennheiser group and is integrated with Neumann.Berlin. With a dedicated user base in the elite end of the music, film, television, mastering and performances industries, Merging is committed to developing product ranges with unrivalled quality and flexibility, no matter what the application. Merging builds tools for people who want more from their systems, have an inherent need to push boundaries, and believe that quality always comes first.

For further information: to Merging website

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