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Articles May-Jun 2022

PALM AV-ICN Exhibitor ListingNew!

Exhibitor Listing

Exhibitors spent three fruitful days at the PALM AV-ICN 2022, showcasing latest products and solutions. Browse through the list of all 2022 PALM AV-ICN exhibitors. Exhibitor information is provided solely for the use of attendees to search for brands /products / services offered by exhibiting companies.... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

TOP 50 PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGYNew!

Global Pro Sound & Light Technology
TOP 50 PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY

PALM has selected the Top 50 Pro Audio and Lighting Products & Technology, trending in the National and / or international markets. The demand for advanced technology has made the industry competitive with global brands unveiling the latest product technology and new versions of equipment with upgraded ... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRO AUDIO INDUSTRYNew!

Glimpse of One of The Plants at Noida, U.P.

This year PALM + AV-ICN is honouring the AHUJA FAMILY for their Leadership of over Eight Decades in the Pro Audio Industry with the Lifetime Contribution to The Pro Audio Industry Award at the PALM Sound & Light awards. This award recognizes over Eighty Years of innovation, quality & reliability of brand AHUJA in meeting the demands of Pro Audio products in India. This award acknowledges their commitment to... read more

Articles May-Jun 2022

AV ARCHITECT OF THE YEARNew!

Awarded for highest standards in adopting best innovation and vision in AV Architecture This award has been instituted for an AV Architect chosen by AV-ICN platform to be recognized for the quality of his body of work, incorporating the best innovation and vision in AV architecture. In this feature, we highlight one of the most prestigious projects accomplished by Narendra Naidu - The Statue of Unity... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

PALM AV-ICN 2022 SHOW PREVIEWNew!

PALM Expo was launched in 2001, in response to the top music recording engineers in Bombay desiring a dedicated pro audio expo. Bombay was the music recording capital and Bollywood Bombay boasted of the big studios and big sound rental companies and the beginning of the big stage... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Milind Raorane Sets the Tone at ToyRoom MumbaiNew!

ToyRoom outfitted its second outpost in Mumbai with Electro-Acoustic Design Consultant Milind Raorane to deploy a comprehensive Sound and Audio design that would enhance the unapparelled ambience of the nightclub. PALM +AV-ICN Reports.
Nex Protection Technology

Located in Kalina, Mumbai, Toy-Room Mumbai is established on the premises of the vibrant and stylish Grand Hyatt, one of Mumbai's sophisticated leisure and business... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

Post Pandemic Video Conferencing RiseNew!

Abdul Waheed is the Managing Director at EYTE Technologies. A CTS holder from Avixa, Member of the Certificate Committee of AVIXA, has been in the AV industry for more than two decades, delivering many successful projects across various segments. Abdul gives his overview of the video-conferencing industry and the latest market trends.

ommunication, the human connection is the key to personal and professional success. It is very important to have effective communication... read more

Articles Mar-Apr 2022

The CHORDFATHER Experience New!

Neumann's first Studio Monitor Experience Center in Mumbai
Nex Protection Technology

Recently Neumann in collaboration with well-known music composer, producer, sound engineer, and live engineer, Sunny M.R.'s Chordfather Productions announced the launch of its exclusive Studio Monitor Experience Center for audio professionals... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Dynamic Evolution of Projection Technology with NEC New!

Humans have always wanted to bring their imagination to life. Introducing 2K / 4K projectors that deliver superior colors’ and high resolution has made that possible.
Nex Protection Technology

The high detail, true color rendition and cinema-like quality video of projectors are being leveraged by Artists, museums, schools and businesses alike to educate, attract and engage customers or to uplift and inspire people in new and innovative ways...... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Integrated System Design Crafts a Savvy Aural Experience Hot!

HARMAN Professional Solutions & ISD install a comprehensive Aural setup at Pass Code Hospitality newly opened restaurants.
Integrated System Design

When Pass Code Hospitality opened three new bustling restaurants in Lower Parel, Mumbai, they reached out to HARMAN Professional Solutions and Integrated System Design to deploy a comprehensive Aural setup that enhanced each restaurant's theme well....... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Star Dimensions India accomplishes STATE-OF-THE-ART- LIGHTING ARCHITECTURE for the "BANDRA WONDERLAND" project in Mumbai New!

Ashish Mehta & Becket Tundatil Creatively Execute Seamless Architectural Lighting Design at the Iconic Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
Bandra-Worli Sea

Between 24th December 2021 and 2nd January 2022, the project came alive as the sun set on the city - with the entire 1.5 km of the Bandra Reclamation promenade being engulfed in specially themed displays that emphasized the four different seasons of the year, boasting different eye-catching..... read more

Articles Jan-Feb 2022

Understanding the Pro-Audio Market with Sennheiser New!

Sennheiser is a leading manufacturer of headphones, loudspeakers, microphones, and wireless transmission systems and has been creating unique sound experiences for customers. PALM+ AV-ICN got in touch with Vipin Pungalia, Director, Sales - Pro Audio & Country Manager, Sennheiser - India, to learn more about the company's plans for the Indian market.
Vipin Pungalia Pro Audio Country Manager Sennheiser

The live music industry had seen a boom before the third wave of COVID stuck. What are the current industry sentiments, and do you think that the industry is poised to see a boom again? India has always been a music-loving country, for global as well as local artists..... read more


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Audio over IP (AoIP)

Ravi Kiran Padmasolala, Manager, Technical - IMEA Bose Professional

Analog devices for professional audio applications was very popular for many years; audio engineers, system integrators and others in professional audio have developed a comfort level with these analog devices in their day to day activities like designing, installation, testing & commissioning, troubleshooting or any other support. Analog audio needs a separate physical circuit for each channel and routing of signals is inflexible. All of us have heard various terms in this pro audio industry like grounding, electromagnetic interference (EMI), radio frequency interference (RFI), signal loss, distortion, cable length limitations, etc. which were all the check points for ensuring good performance from a well-designed sound re-inforcement system in the analog domain. For years, system integrators had no option than to live with these limitations from analog systems. Let it be an auditorium or a large distributed audio network for PA-BGM, system integrators always had a tough time in identifying the right cable, cable lengths and laying cables without getting effected by EMI or RFI. Audio signal cables, microphone cables, speaker cables and electrical cables (for DC and AC power) of right choice was one of the main criteria for delivering good sound. System integrators have to work with many makes of audio interfaces to deliver the right sound reinforcement system, and every connection between two makes of audio interfaces is always a challenge due to difference in signal sensitivities and drop in signal levels.

Digital audio has an advantage of sending multiple channels of audio on a single physical circuit, but like analog audio is also inflexible in routing when relocation of equipment happens. Networked audio gives this flexibility of communicating with any device on the network irrespective of the device location / changes in physical location. Information technology, as all of us know has advanced to such a level where “Internet of Things” has become very common. Data exchange among devices has become very easy and super-fast. Analog audio though still popular has started looking towards digital due to various benefits over analog. Many proprietary digital audio networking devices and protocols have emerged to support Audio over IP and replace various analog devices. Audio over IP has overcome many of the limitations of analog signal transmission / distribution, like signal drop, EMI, RFI and also replaced bunch of cables with one single in-expensive cat5e cable. CobraNet was one protocol available for AoIP which supported digital audio networking for years but had some limitations like latency, compatibility or interoperability.

Many digital audio interfaces have been in the market to meet specific requirements, and some of the interfaces like ADAT, AES3, and SPDIF are well known in the industry. For digital audio over Ethernet, the common protocols used are Layer 1, 2 or 3:

Layer 1 protocols use Ethernet cables and switches but primarily employ proprietary media access control instead of the native Ethernet MAC. Examples include Riedel RockNet, Aviom A-Net, and Roland Pro A/V REAC.

Layer 2 protocols process audio by using the standard Ethernet packet approach. Two of the most well-known digital transfer approaches, CobraNet and EtherSound, use Layer 2, and it’s been adopted by numerous manufacturers.

Layer 3 protocols use IP packets for transmitting audio data over Ethernet cables. QSC Q-LAN, Axia Livewire, and Audinate Dante are a few of the transfer approaches that use Layer 3.

Recently we have seen Dante becoming popular in the digital network domain overcoming the limitations of earlier AoIP protocols available, with very low latency and excellent interoperability and supporting over 1000 channels of audio over a single in-expensive cat 5e cable. Today more than 300 manufactures have adopted this technology making the life of system integrators much easier in handling complex audio projects.

Bose Professional also adopted this technology quite early to meet the expectations of digital audio networking professionals with a huge range of products supporting Dante. Bose Professional has come up with Dante Endpoints which can convert most analog sources into Dante digital network signals. These Endpoints are small, convenient, cost-effective with Power over Ethernet (PoE) and Bose custom software allows them to be fully integrated and controlled with other Dante devices.

Bose Engineered Sound Processors (ESP) supporting various input output configurations and flexibility of controlling and getting controlled by third party controllers available in the market, through RS232 and serial commands over Ethernet, support Dante. Bose also came up with Dante enabled Under Table Boxes (UTB) for digital conferencing systems.

The ControlSpace EX Conferencing solution from Bose simplifies audio conferencing design and installation for large meeting areas by offering direct connection of Dante microphones, simple and elegant analog to Dante microphone convertors, interfaces for all types of audio conferencing, and time-saving algorithms.

Bose PowerMatch, multi-channel amplifiers are also Dante enabled with remote control and monitoring feature making the complete audio chain from source to speaker Dante compatible, supporting system integrators with complete package of digital networking devices. This product range gives system integrators the benefit of interacting with single OEM for the complete sound reinforcement solutions.

Further development in digital audio is from the Audio Engineering Society (AES), which came up with an open standard for Audio over IP (AoIP), AES67. AES67 is a standard to enable high-performance audio-over-IP streaming interoperability between the various IP based audio networking products currently available, based on existing standards such as Dante, Livewire, Q-LAN and Ravenna. It is not a new technology but a bridging compliance mode common to all IP-Networks; an interoperability mode you can put an AES67 compliant device into, on any participating network. AES67 operates over standard layer 3 Ethernet networks and, as such, is routable and fully scalable. AES67 does not eliminate existing networking systems but allows manufactures to build bridges between systems by also implementing the AES67 interoperability mode. Audinate has released AES67 support for the Brooklyn II module to Dante licensees. Products utilizing the Brooklyn II module will support AES67 once the product manufacturer releases product containing the required Audinate firmware, or releases an AES67 firmware update for existing products. Lot is happening on AoIP and we might see exciting technologies and products in this domain, in future.

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