This report, AES-R17-2017, summarizes the AES67 interoperability test event ("plugfest") held at the headquarters of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), London on 13 to 16 February 2017. Twenty four companies tested 36 products against each other to confirm interoperability. The results are presented, together with the results of a range of tests of optional operational modes described in the standard.
The purpose of the plugfest was to demonstrate functional compatibility and interoperability between a number of different implementations of the standard AES67-2015, "AES standard for audio applications of networks - High-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability".
One goal was to achieve interoperability success between nodes from different vendors based on the current AES67 standard definitions. Another major goal was to identify ambiguities and shortcomings of the current standard definitions to be addressed in a revision of the AES67-2015 standard. The plugfest was not intended to verify full compliance to all requirements of the standard for each device under test.
This report follows the same pattern as the AES-R12 report of the 2014 AES67 plugfest, held in Munich and the AES-R15 report of the 2015 AES67 plugfest, held in Washington D.C.
Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017