Avnu breaking news: Infocomm events, new Pro AV board seats, RCF joins in

Avnu announces in a row Infocomm events, two new board of director members from the Pro AV – Milan working group, and RCF new membership.

Henning Kaltheuner of d&b audiotechnik and Genio Kronauer of L-Acoustics, both of whom have been instrumental in the release of Milan protocol and continue to work hard on the ongoing certification and ecosystem development efforts. This is newsworthy as both members are Pro AV focused specifically and will continue to drive forward the Milan initiative with the board’s support.

Infocomm events

Avnu is looking forward to heading to InfoComm this week and they are hosting a series of events that the show to provide news and updates about the Milan protocol to the community.
Avnu invite all SoundLightUp readers and Infocomm visitors to attend one of the Milan networking news update events. There are two to choose from:

  • Wednesday from 5-5:30
    in the Adamson demo room (#W230C) followed by networking and happy hour
  • Thursday from 5-5:30
    in the Meyer Sound demo room (#W240) followed by networking and happy hour

You can find more information in this Eventbrite link.

New Pro AV board seats

Milan workgroup founding members Henning Kaltheuner of Germany-based d&b audiotechnik and Genio Kronauer of France-based L-Acoustics have been elected to the Avnu Alliance board of directors.

Henning Kaltheuner.

Kaltheuner and Kronauer, together with their colleagues, have both been major contributors to Avnu Alliance in the ProAV segment, both in marketing and technical capacities.
Results from their leadership include the recent introduction of Milan interoperability protocol, which under their direction is continuing to help shape the future of the industry.

“The support from the Avnu Alliance for the Milan initiative has been remarkable and very constructive,” said Henning Kaltheuner, Head of Strategic Business Development and Market Intelligence, d&b audiotechnik.
“It is a logical step for pro AV companies to continue to take responsibility and leadership within the Avnu Alliance. This is the right forum where leading pro AV, IT, automotive and industrial companies can come together to create converged network standards for the future.”

Genio Kronauer.

“Avnu has provided a strong platform for the audio industry to work together to develop AVB networked products with plug and play ease that allow our clients to focus on creating unforgettable live shows,” said Genio Kronauer, Director of Electronics at L-Acoustics.
“It has been a pleasure to work with my peers on the Milan initiative and now it is an honor for me to represent the pro AV industry on the Alliance board of directors.”

“Henning and Genio are well-respected leaders in the Alliance and the pro AV industry,” said Greg Schlechter, President, Avnu Alliance.

Greg Schlechter.

“Their leadership over the past several years and the experience and work that they have contributed to Avnu and the ProAV workgroup has been invaluable.
I look forward to working with them on the board of directors to lead the Alliance in enabling the transformation required by these ecosystems onto standard, converged networks.”

New officer nominations were also made, including Greg Schlechter of Intel as President. Greg has been involved with Avnu for nearly a decade, previously serving as a board member and Avnu Marketing Workgroup Chair, working across market segments to develop strong positioning, communications and strategy for the Alliance.

The board also created a position of Avnu Alliance CTO, with Kevin Stanton of Intel stepping in to help facilitate additional common architecture leadership across segments and with the increasing number of organizations that Avnu cooperates and liaises with.

Other officer nominations include Gary Stuebing, Cisco, as Vice President and Chairman; Dave Olsen, Harman, as Treasurer; Matt Mora, Apple, as Secretary; and Amanda Cruz, VTM Group, as Executive Director.

RCF joins Avnu Alliance

RCF joins other leading pro audio manufacturers that make up the core of the Milan workgroup in continuing to drive forward Milan’s market growth and momentum and deliver truly interoperable pro audio networked devices.

RCF CEO Arturo Vicari (left) with Umberto Zanghieri (right).

Founded in 1949, RCF is a long-time audio industry manufacturer, with a modern manufacturing facility based in Italy, developing speakers, digital mixing consoles, microphones, technology, and accessories for live sound, professional and installed sound, and commercial audio needs.

“We have been following the Milan work that has been ongoing within Avnu Alliance from a close distance for the past year and we are thrilled to announce that we’re joining the group and our intention to add Milan connectivity to our product line,” said Umberto Zanghieri, R&D Manager, RCF.
“With our philosophy of utilizing the latest technologies as required by our customer base, and to expand our professional audio products offering, we decided to join the Milan initiative within Avnu.” RCF will exhibit at InfoComm 2019 in Booth #6551.

John MacMahon.

“We’re excited to welcome RCF as the newest pro AV segment and Milan workgroup member,” said John McMahon, Pro AV Segment Chair, Avnu Alliance.
“RCF is renowned in the industry for being a long-time innovator in professional audio products and technology, a perfect fit for contributing to the goals and plans of the Milan workgroup and Avnu Alliance as a whole. We look forward to their valuable industry insight and contribution in helping us continue to make Milan together.”

Learn more about RCF online.

More information on Avnu Alliance and Milan.


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