1. Upgradeable and future-proofed: If you are upgrading a few rooms or wings of campus, but not all of the institution, AVB/TSN lets tech managers protect their investments and expand the system without the costs associated with upgrading proprietary systems.


2. Bridges the Gap: AVB/TSN is built on standard Ethernet as the network backbone for AV and IT. Ethernet is readily available and familiar for networking. AV tech managers can have the confidence that as an enduring standard, their IT department will embrace AVB/TSN.


3. Simple: AVB/TSN takes the complexity of managing and optimizing the network out of the equation, thereby simplifying setup and daily use for users. The reliability, repeatability and ease of use are of benefit to tech managers of all skill levels.


4. Scalable: All AVB/TSN switches support the configurations, time synchronization and traffic shaping needed for a professional A/V network with the network needs built-in, so that in it can be easy to add in the future if you need to support, audio, video or any time sensitive application (i.e. sensors/control). This saves tech managers time when adding new components to a system.


5. Reliable: AVB/TSN provides the reliability of standard Ethernet with added features including bounded latency, bandwidth reservation and time synchronization allowing tech managers to support demanding system requirements in markets such as broadcast, performance venue installations, house of worship, large convention centers and conference rooms.

6. Interoperable: AVnu certification of AVB/TSN devices gives tech managers flexibility and freedom of choice because it means that products from different manufacturers are interoperable and tech managers can mix and match the best products for a project with confidence.


7. Open Standard: As an open standard, AVB/TSN allows for innovation throughout the value chain from multiple suppliers, enabling more choices for tech managers to fit the wide range of needs across different installations.

—AVnu Alliance (www.avnu.org)