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Brainstorm Electronics Brings AVB Sync to DXD

DXD firmware update adds synchronization of AVB over IP Products

DXD-8 DXD-16 Dante PTP v1 v2 and AVB

Brainstorm DXD-8 and DXD-16 Universal Clocks now with updated firmware for AVB sync. – click all images for hi res press versions

DXD-8 and DXD-16 Dante Support

Los Angeles Oct 2021 – Brainstorm Electronics announces the release of firmware version 2.15 for its DXD Universal Clocks, which adds AVB support. This follows a recent release which added PTPv1 for Dante Synchronization, in addition to PTPv2. With these 2 releases, the DXD can now provide complete PTP sync for media over IP.

AVB (Audio Video Bridging) is an open IEEE standard and with the adoption of the MILAN protocol by manufacturers such as AudioScience, Avid, Biamp, Meyer Sound, L-Acoustics, d&B audiotechnik, Adamson and Luminex, AVB has gained interoperability and has found increased acceptance in live sound installations. 

With the AVB firmware, the DXD is a reliable gPTP Grandmaster and, with its multiple PTP ports, the DXD-16 can act as a clocking bridge between AVB, AES67 and Dante, while keeping legacy equipment in perfect sync.

Firmware 2.15 supports both versions of AVB, IEEE 802.1AS-2011 and IEEE 802.1AS-2020, as well as IEEE 1588-2019 (PTP 2.1). This release adds several new status pages, providing valuable information for set up or troubleshooting.

Brainstorm Electronics is also announcing the release of new Dante tutorials for the DXD-16 and DXD-8 Universal Clocks, available on the Brainstorm web site. Included are Quick Start and Set Up guides describing in detail the different parameters and settings for easy Dante sync. The Quick Start guide describes how to configure the DXD as a Dante Primary Leader Clock (PTP Grandmaster) while the Set Up guide outlines simple troubleshooting steps and describes how to set the DXD as a Dante Follower (PTP Slave) and how to sync non-Dante devices with a Dante system.

DXD Hybrid System Diagram