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AES-R16-2021, AES Standards Report - PTP parameters for AES67 and SMPTE ST 2059-2 interoperability

Three profiles for Precision Time Protocol (PTP) might potentially be used in the professional media environment: the Peer-to-Peer Default PTP Profile of IEEE Std 1588-2008, the Media Profile of AES67 and the SMPTE Profile of SMPTE ST 2059-2.  This report compares the profiles and identifies features and parameter ranges that should enable interoperability among equipment conforming to the different profiles.

 
This is a revised version of AES-R16-2016.  This work was done in the SC-02-12-M task group on AES67 development under the leadership of Kevin Gross.

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Posted on January 11, 2022 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Call for Comment on DRAFT AES75-xxxx, AES standard for acoustics — Measuring loudspeaker maximum linear sound levels using noise

The Call for Comment on DRAFT AES75-xxxx, "AES standard for acoustics – Measuring loudspeaker maximum linear sound levels using noise" was published 2022-01-10

This standard details a procedure for measuring maximum linear sound levels of a loudspeaker system or driver using a test signal called M Noise. In order to measure maximum linear sound levels meaningfully and repeatably, a signal is required whose RMS and peak levels as functions of frequency have been shown to be representative of program material. Various existing standards define noise based test signals which, like M Noise, have incorporated the knowledge that typical program material has a diminishing RMS level with increasing frequency, but M Noise uniquely also features a relatively constant peak level as a function of frequency, so that the crest factor (peak level – RMS level) increases with frequency, which an analysis on a large variety of music and other content has revealed is an important additional characteristic of typical program material. The specified procedure determines a loudspeaker’s maximum linear sound levels by incrementally increasing the Playback Level of M Noise until a stop condition is met: either an unacceptable change in the transfer function’s magnitude or an unacceptable change in the coherence of the transfer function.

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Posted on January 10, 2022 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AES70 Webinar slides are available for download

The slides from Jeff Berrymans recent webinar on AES70 are available for download.  These are copyrighted and are for individual educational use only. Reproduction or any other use requires written permission of the AES Standards Manager.

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Posted on November 16, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



STIPA verification test signals now available for download

IEC-60268-16 rev. 5 describes test signals in Annexes A and C that are intended to be used to verify STIPA implementations. If you are implementing STIPA in software or firmware, we recommend that you closely study the standard (including Annexes A and C) and take guidance on verification requirements that are given there. A summary of the test signals, and how these are to be used, are given in the IEC-60268-16 Test Signal description that can be downloaded from the AES Standards web site.

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Posted on November 7, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



AESSC Fall 2021 meeting reports are online

Some reports of the May AES Standards Working Group meetings are now online.

SC-02-02 on Digital Audio Interfaces
SC-04-03 on Loudspeaker Modeling and Measurement
SC-04-04 on Microphone measurement and characterization
SC-04-09 on Assessment of acoustic annoyance

 

Additional reports will be posted as they become available.

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Posted on November 7, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EST



Remaining AESSC spring meeting reports are online

The remaining reports of the May AES Standards Working Group meetings are now online.  

SC-02-08 on Audio-file transfer and exchange
SC-02-12 on Audio-applications-of-networks
SC-05-05 on Grounding and EMC Practices

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Posted on September 26, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EDT



AES-R20-2021, AES Standards Report - AES67 beyond the LAN has been published

AES67 has made low-latency, synchronized, and uncompressed audio delivery commonplace on local area networks (LANs). As the need to provide two-way interaction between multiple sites rises, there is a desire to extend AES67 solutions into Wide Area Networks (WAN) and datacenters. This report examines the requirements and challenges when AES67 is extended beyond LAN environments. After describing the operational environments and associated constraints in detail, this report will address timing, transport and data reliability in the context of WAN and cloud. The report shows that none of the discussed environments is associated with a specific single problem, but instead, there are a number of smaller technical factors that interact and need to be addressed. While this study indicates that bit-precise transmission, synchronization and timing alignment is reasonably achievable, very low latencies, use of multicast, and 100% reliable reception remain challenging or impossible. Field experience annexes included in this report correlate well with the theoretical expectations based on this study. Robustness of AES67 is confirmed by its success on WAN production facilities and long-distance deployments. It brings generally better audio quality, latency performance and routing flexibility, compared to point-to-point transport based on lossy compression.

 

This document was developed in the SC-02-12-M task group on AES67 development under the leadership of Nicolas Sturmel.

 

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Posted on September 25, 2021 at 6:00:00 AM EDT


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