AVnu Alliance is an industry forum dedicated to the advancement of professional-quality audio video by promoting the adoption of AVB standards over various networking link-layers. The organization is creating compliance test procedures and processes that ensure AVB interoperability of networked A/V devices, helping to provide the highest quality streaming A/V experience.
The Alliance promotes awareness of the benefits of AVB technologies and intends to collaborate with other organizations and entities to make use of this work in their respective efforts to provide a better end-user A/V experience, focused on applications in the Professional (AVnu Professional whitepaper PDF), Automotive (AVnu Automotive whitepaper PDF), and Consumer Electronics (AVnu CE whitepaper PDF) markets.
AVnu Alliance is composed of two primary work groups: Marketing Work Group (MWG) and Technical Work Group (TWG).
The MWG is tasked with defining the Marketing Requirement Documents (MRDs) for the the AVnu Alliance markets: Professional, Automotive, and Consumer. These requirements will effectively define what it means to be a AVnu compliant device, to assure interoperability amongst AVnu compliant devices. Also, MWG is responsible for education about the benefits of AVB technologies, as well as soliciting new member companies to join the AVnu Alliance efforts.
Lee Minich, President of Lab X Technologies, has served as the Marketing Work Group (MWG) Chairperson for AVnu Alliance since September 2009. Minich (and Lab X) is very involved in evangelizing AVB technology, and does so by participation in public speaking / education opportunities, as well as participation in many AVnu Alliance panels and workshops.
Lab X staff actively participate in AVnu Alliances MWG and TWG regular meetings, and subgroups. Additionally, Lab X Technologies has attended every AVnu Alliance plugfest, Interop event and demonstration, and pre-certification event at UNH to continually improve our Xavity AVB connectivity and provide real-world validation of AVB standards through multi-vendor interoperability testing.