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Stage Tec goes AES67 with DirectOut

Berlin/Mittweida, Germany, April 2017: The German based specialist for digital audio connectivity and networked audio ‘DirectOut Technologies’ and the renowned manufacturer of digital mixing consoles ‘Stage Tec’ have announced a close collaboration in providing audio-over-IP solutions.

The collaboration is based upon DirectOut’s powerful and highly adaptive AES67 hardware platform, used in the popular MONTONE.42 MADI/RAVENNA bridge. The goal is to enable AES67 compatibility for the whole Stage Tec product range, based on the Digital Audio Routing System NEXUS.

„We are very happy, to have this cooperation with one of the early adopters of AES67. The outstanding reliability and flexibility of DirectOut products is a great reference for manufacturer independent audio and control interconnection,” comments Dr. Helmut Jahne, managing director of Stage Tec. „With the integration of the DirectOut AES67 platform, we add another audio interface to our products, further increasing our range of supported audio formats. In taking this step we ready ourselves for the future demands in the increasing number of IP based production sites. Our goal is to have our products ready for interoperability not just on the audio side, but also on the control side. Therefore we focus on protocols like AES70, NMOS-IS04 as well as SMPTE 2110 -30/31 in the near future."

DirectOut CTO Stephan Flock welcomes the new cooperation of the two companies: „As an early adopter of RAVENNA and long-term supporter of AES67, we are happy to provide our AES67 hardware as to those who want to add a powerful Audio-over-IP interface to their products. Based on the worldwide project business where our AoIP hardware has already been integrated and the frequent participation on the official AES plugfest events, we have collected a lot of experience and know-how in creating and improving our AES67 stack. Thus, we are thrilled to support a renowned company as Stage Tec is with our technology, helping them to implement and develop new networked audio solutions.”

Captions: from left to right: René Harder, vice president Stage Tec; Jan Ehrlich, CEO; Claudio Becker-Foss, product development; Dr. Helmut Jahne, managing director of Stage Tec

About DirectOut GmbH

DirectOut GmbH was founded in 2008 by a team of professional sound engineers headed up by Stephan Flock, an award-winning classical music sound engineer with over 20 years’ experience in digital audio signal processing design. The company specializes in developing essential pro audio connectivity, networking and bridging solutions for broadcast, studio, live and installed sound applications. Unique in that all members of the DirectOut development team are still active professional sound engineers, the company is thus fully focused on real-world demands and problem solving. The product range, marketed under the brand of DirectOut Technologies®, offers solutions that build bridges between different audio worlds and make systems and formats more flexible. Audio formats supported include MADI, AES67 and RAVENNA. Headquartered in Mittweida, Germany, DirectOut products are distributed worldwide.

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About Stage Tec:

An independent company based in Berlin, Germany, Stage Tec Entwicklungsgesellschaft für professionelle Audiotechnik GmbH has specialised in developing and manufacturing digital audio equipment. Its flagship products include the digital routers NEXUS and NEXUS STAR as well as the professional mixing consoles AURUS platinum, CRESCENDO platinum, AURATUS and ON AIR flex.

Assisted by a business partner, Stage Tec was established in 1993 by 13 engineers (nearly all of whom still work there). The company is headed by Dr. Helmut Jahne, who was one of the founding members of the Stage Tec team and who continues to drive the technological supremacy of the product lines.

A leading pioneer in the transition from analogue to digital audio technology, Stage Tec has an international reputation and raised the bar in digital audio technology with a continuous stream of developments and innovations. Today, Stage Tec offers a comprehensive range of products ranging from the smallest to the largest of mixing consoles.

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