New Release of RAVENNA-SAP Tool

The latest version of the RAVENNA-SAP converter is now available for download. The tool was introduced in 2016 to translate between the RAVENNA audio over IP (AoIP) announcements and those of the SAP (session announcement protocol) discovery system.

This updated release of RAV-2-SAP can be downloaded free from the RAVENNA website and like the original version is intended to provide connectivity between the AoIP format and other devices compatible with the AES67 interoperability standard. It operates by converting between RAVENNA and SAP handshakes, allowing SDP (Session Description Protocol) data to be shared between different units that ordinarily would not be able to speak to each other.

Among the new features are improved SDP Load and Save options. This allows single SDP to be either imported from or saved to text files with any format extension. There is also the capability to save and recover a full library of local SDP announcements in just one action. This enables complicated configurations to be saved and called up through only a small number of clicks on the mouse.

Commenting on the new RAV-2-SAP package, Andreas Hildebrand, senior product manager for ALC NetworX, which oversees ongoing development of RAVENNA, says, "We've been pleasantly surprised by the number of downloads since it was first launched. The last couple of months have shown over 300 downloads alone and the RAVENNA Virtual Soundcard was running at nearly 500 downloads for the same period. This proves that people are increasingly deploying RAVENNA networks in their IP setups and that tools and resources such as RAV-2-SAP are highly appreciated."

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