Audiences expect rich, immersive experiences from live sound and other commercial AV applications. Ethernet is the enabling technology that allows us to deliver those experiences – the network should not be a competitive market or a bottleneck for innovation. Moreover, as the network becomes the de facto standard infrastructure for real-time media, it must always work – it should be easy, reliable, and future-ready.
Every device will connect with any other device using a variety of agreed-upon formats and market-required definitions in the protocol. Milan adds essential agreements about the implementation of TSN technology, including requirements for compatible and compliant media formats, media-clocking, redundancy, and controller software, while ensuring those requirements are implemented correctly through compliance testing and certification of end devices.
Milan’s deterministic network assures on-time, reliable delivery that can co-exist with other Ethernet traffic without risk of drop-outs or degradation of media. Milan is also highly scalable and flexible, with no switch configuration or IT expertise required, along with enhanced time alignment features to make both setup and use of Milan devices a breeze. And because Milan works with any Avnu-certified switch, end users have a broad, certified interoperable ecosystem of devices to choose from.
Avnu Alliance and the members who created Milan are committed to supporting it for future products and long-lasting implementations. Milan is built on IEEE open standards, allowing more hardware options and supporting any type of media – now and for generations to come.
Created by the best audio manufacturers in the world, in deep cooperation with other industries such as automotive and industrial, Milan creates a link between the AV, IT and silicon industries. The live sound industry’s top engineers and strategic thinkers built Milan to be the network for a fully converged future.
InfoComm 2023 Presentation on Milan and Network Convergence from Henning, Kaltheuner, Avnu Alliance Board of Directors
Avnu Alliance members can submit audio end products for Milan Certification testing through the Milan Advanced Certification Program.
The Milan Advanced Certification Program is the first of its kind in the AV industry: an open, third-party, independent certification for real-time media networking, now advanced for a more streamlined user experience.
Authorized certification test labs around the world have been licensed to perform the robust Milan test scripts, ensuring compliance with the specification, and guaranteeing device interoperability. Benefits of this globally-scaled Advanced Certification program include:
Currently available from Avnu member and Milan supporter Neutrik, Milan-certified audio modules can be implemented in any audio end device from single loudspeakers, amplifiers, microphones, audio embedders & de-embedders to complex multichannel mixing decks and multi-port conferencing systems.
Milan Modules and Milan Associate Membership offer a simple, cost-effective pathway to developing and certifying Milan devices.
Learn more about The Neutrik Milan-certified module MINEA on the Neutrik website.