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5th February 2018

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The unique full day educational event for the audio community

AudioForum, organized by Connessioni in cooperation with AES - Audio Engineering Society, is a full day educational event dedicated to audio professionals, systems integrators, installers. AudioForum is an educational event that condenses in one day seminars, workshops, updating, networking and conviviality. Audio Forum is part of the official education program of ISE and is supported by ISE itself. AudioForum@ISE2018 will present: Audio Networking, from the Digital Audio protocols to Audio over IP

AudioForum is an educational event started by Connessioni, ISE Media Partner, in 2013. Among the different opportunities offered by the industry, AudioForum is exclusively dedicated to the Audio community, but with a wide perspective: audio in integrated projects needs to consider integration with other technologies, installation problems, rules, durability, design needs…                                                                          An unique opportunity for widening your knowledge, but also for developing new contacts and sharing experience and ideas, with colleagues, peers and companies.

AudioForum makes the bridge between pro audio and systems integration.

Who should participate

AudioForum@ISE2017 is dedicated to consultants, sound and system designers, system integrators, installers, companies and anyone interested in knowing more about the latest audio technologies

Why participating

At AudioForum@ISE you will learn about the development of Digital Audio protocols, Audio over IP applications, you'll hear sessions from AES, AVNU Alliance, OCA Alliance... Take part to working groups with the speakers!

When and Where

AudioForum@ISE will take place on the 5th February, the ISE eve, from 10 am to 4,30 pm. New Location!! Amtrium Hall L103/104 at Amsterdam RAI

Audio Networking

From the Digital Audio protocols to Audio over IP

5th February 2018 - Amsterdam RAI - Amtrium Hall L103/104
Regular conference ticket AudioForum@ISE2018: 89 euros
Free Entry until 15 December 2017
Early Bird Ticket, from 16 December to 31 January 2018: 49 euros
After 12 editions, AudioForum comes back to ISE, in cooperation with AES – Audio Engineering Society, with an old and new topic at the same time: Audio Networking, from the Digital Audio protocols to Audio over IP. After a introduction on Digital Audio transport, we are going to present dedicated sessions on the most popular protocols and concrete application and examples with audio over IP. During the afternoon we’ll have open table discussions with the speakers, on specific topics
Monday, 5th February 2018
Morning Seminars
Welcome Coffee
Introduction and Welcome to Delegates
Audio networking and digital transport. From Cobranet to modern protocols and techniques

History and development of technologies and techniques can tell a lot about the reasons why industry and professionals made specific choices. The speaker will explain how and why audio industry started to use digital networking, how the first protocols worked, how digital and technical development drove to the present situation, and the benefits of the modern protocols and audio over IP solutions

Umberto Zanghieri
Digital audio protocol transport in live systems and events

What are the reasons of using audio digital transport in live events? How choosing the right technologies and solutions? With more than 10 years of experience in this field, during his speech Ruud will answer to all those questions…and many more.

Ruud Kaltofen – DSP Systems Designer, President AES – Dutch Section
11,15-11,45 Break
11,45 – 12,15
Pretty good practice

Three steps to ensure a stimulating audio environment. How to identify digital content that does not fatigue listeners, easy procedures to prevent audio levels from jumping between tracks, and why installing loudspeakers is very different from installing lamps: each loudspeaker has to be adjusted after placement, or sound quality becomes random.


Thomas Lund – Senior Scientist, Genelec
12,15 – 13,00
The AES67 and AES 70 standards



Jeff Berryman, AES Life Member, Senior Scientist at Bosch Communications Systems USA
Lunch Break – Lunch will be offered to all delegates
AV Networking – One size fits all prospects?

Actual network solutions and their compliance for different AV market contexts.

Speech by Avnu Alliance


Henning Kaltheuner, Avnu Alliance Pro AV segment member, Head of Market Intelligence and Strategic Business Dev at d&b audiotechnik GmbH
A(V) over IP

With AV-over-IP poised to revolutionize the Pro AV market, combined with the desire to distribute 4K content without compromise, SDVoE provides a complete platform to take full advantage of COTS-based 10G Ethernet switching, utilizing the powerful SDVoE API to add value through unique software control systems. As the video broadcast industry also makes a similar transition from circuit switched SDI-based infrastructures to Ethernet, the BlueRiver solution is compared and contrasted to the SMPTE 2110 standard and related systems, while highlighting the benefits of the Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE) Alliance in speeding up industry adoption for pro AV


Gareth Heywood, SDVoE Alliance, Senior Technology and Product Marketing Manager Semtech

The SMPTE has recently published the new ST2110 “Professional Media over Managed IP Networks” standard which covers elementary media essence transport for live production applications. Although primarily targeting at studio video live production, it is applicable to any professional production application. Andreas will give a brief overview on the standard and explain, how AES67 and RAVENNA relate to the audio parts of ST2110.


Andreas Hildebrand, ALC NetworX, Ravenna Evangelist
15,20 – 16,30
Open table discussions with the speakers; each table will be dedicated to a different topic, delegates can move to a different table each 20 minutes


Jeff Barryman, Donato Masci, Ruud Kaltofen, Henning Keltheuner, Andreas Hildebrand, Thomas Lund


16,30 Coffee&beer!
ISE – Integrates Systems Europe
ISE – Integrates Systems Europe

The event was launched in 2004 to fulfill the need for a pan-European forum for the emerging markets of professional AV and electronic systems integration. The show grew quickly to become the undisputed annual marketplace for these industries – a focus not only for doing business but also for networking, education and technological innovation. Always owned by not-for-profit trade associations, ISE has been a joint venture between InfoComm International and the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) since 2007.

ISE – Integrates Systems Europe
Event locationRAI Auditorium, rooms G001/G002

RaiAmsterdamLogo Europaplein 2-22 1078 GZ Amsterdam The Netherlands

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Amsterdam RAI station is 300 metres from the RAI and trains run regularly from Amsterdam Duivendrecht station, Amsterdam Amstel station and Schiphol station, which are connected to the international intercity network.

Tram 4 (every 10 min) between City Center - Central Station - RAI (Europaplein stop).
Express tram 50, Sloterdijk - RAI.

Line 51, Amstel Station - RAI. Line 51 also goes to Central Station.

Bus 62, Amstel Station - RAI.

The RAI is situated alongside the Amsterdam’s A10 orbital motorway and has its own underground car park with other car parks nearby offering free shuttle services.