Do any of the current switches from Cisco support AVB networks? What about any upcoming models? Cisco is a member in the AVnu alliance, so I was hoping they'd have more info on it, but I can't find anything on their website.
AVB is a set of new transport protocols for audio and video over a TCP/IP network, and stands for Audio Video Bridging. It's expected to replace older networks such as CobraNet and Dante.
AVB encompasses a few new standards which require network switch support, so any switch off the shelf won't work with AVB. To date, I have only found one AVB compatible switch on the market. New IEEE standards are 802.1AS (timing and sync), 802.1Qat (stream reservation), 802.1Qav (forwarding a queuing for time-sensitive streams), and 802.1BA (AVB systems).
All that said, Cisco is one of the founding members behind AVB, which is why I'm so surprised that there's no information on it on their website. I was really hoping that they'd have some sort of information on when an AVB enabled switch would be out or when they'd be updating firmware in their switches to be AVB compatible, but looks like I'm out of luck there. Looks like no one else has much input either
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