Network Connectivity, Configuration And Control Take Center Stage At Pro Light & Sound: Harman Professional Leads Panels And Educational Sessions At Frankfurt Summit

As networked audio and video transform every element of systems integration for touring, fixed installation, studio design and MI, Harman Professional reaffirms its commitment to universal connectivity with leadership of the AVnu Alliance for A/V Standards-Based Networking, and also its determination to provide audio professionals with a highly intuitive yet powerful configuration and control protocol with HiQnet System Architectâ„¢. Underscoring this dual commitment to make the network more useful and more usable, the company will sponsor or participate in two important events at Pro Light & Sound in Frankfurt next week:

HiQnet System Architect – Architecting The Next Generation In Audio System Design Software

Where: Room: Transparenz 2 at the Portalhaus

When: 9:45am, Wednesday March 24

Speakers: Adam Holladay, Iain Gregory

An overview of the new audio system design and workflow philosophies introduced in the next generation of HiQnet System Architect software, which together with the configuration of Ethernet AVB network dramatically impact the design process for the system designer.

The future of A/V Standards-Based Networking: IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging (AVB)

Where: Room: Frequenz 2 at the Portalhaus

When: 3:45pm, Friday March 26

Panel discussion with members of the AVnu Alliance: Adam Holladay for Harman + representatives from Avid, Meyer Sound, Broadcom and LabX

This panel discussion will explore the role of the IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging (AVB) Standards in the professional AV industry, as well as consumer electronics and automotive applications. An in-depth explanation of AVB and related IEEE standards will be presented, followed by a discussion of the advantages of an open non-proprietary technology, the role of silicon makers to ensure a cost-effective solution and the critical role that a compliance program will play to ensure interoperability of AVB devices.

Commenting on the sessions, Adam Holladay, Market Manager for Harman International's System Development and Integration Group (SDIG), noted, “Like all technology businesses, the economic health of the professional audio and video industries has been driven by innovation. We firmly believe that there is massive potential for highly innovative, cost-effective, easy-to-use and efficiently deployed network technology to transform and grow our business and that of our customers! Today, we're advancing network functionality with HiQnet, the AVnu Alliance and AVB and we're transforming design and usability with System Architect. These events at Pro Light & Sound will be valuable educational opportunities for the community of AV professionals to learn more about these important initiatives.”

Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com), designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets. Harman International maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and employs more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Audioaccess®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”

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