Orlando, FL, June 15, 2011: Bosch Security Systems, Inc., Communications Systems Division will announce OMNEO, its media networking technology, at InfoComm 2011.
OMNEO has two components: (1) an audio program transport protocol suite that offers low-latency, high-quality multichannel audio stream exchange; and (2) a robust control protocol suite that provides reliable and secure system control for pro media networks of all sizes, from small to intercontinental.
Bill Scott, VP of Engineering & Technology, explained the driving factors behind OMNEO’s development: “Since the early 1990s, the pro audio industry has sought a common scheme by which audio and video devices from diverse manufacturers could interoperate harmoniously over standard digital networks. In such networks, devices share both program content and system control to provide users with powerful integrated multi-vendor solutions.
"Until recently, industry progress in this area has been discouraging. However, new IEEE developments – the 802.1AVB protocol suite and related media transport standards 1722 and 1733 – have made major advances on one of the two fronts: program transport. Collectively known as ‘AVB,’ these accomplishments are rekindling industry optimism in universal media networking. It now seems that for the first time in history, common professional media networking standards are within reach.”
Three years ago, Bosch Communications Systems began its own work on a standards-based media networking solution. “The intent of this project was threefold,” continues Scott. “Firstly, to develop technologies which provide full interoperability of all Bosch Communications Systems network-enabled equipment; secondly, to allow Bosch Communications Systems customers to use standard, off-the-shelf Ethernet infrastructure; and thirdly, to merge the Bosch Communications Systems solution with emerging public standards such as AVB as soon as possible, allowing Bosch Communications Systems customers to enjoy fully standardized media networks in which equipment from many manufacturers interoperates smoothly.”
Bosch Communications Systems is firmly committed to using and supporting open public standards and offering fully interoperable systems.
Over the last three years, Bosch Communications Systems and Audinate have been developing OMNEO as a future open public pro media networking solution that will be compliant with emerging program transport standards such as AVB, and with emerging system control standards as they are announced.