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A Proxy Solution for Networked Audio Device Interoperability

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Executive Summary

This paper proposes the use of a proxy as the means to achieving network interoperability. This paper investigates whether proxies can be used to attain cross network communication. In this paper two protocols are described, namely the Audio Video Control (AV/C) protocol and the contemporary AES-X170 protocol. An AV/C proxy that understands both AV/C and AESX170 is developed and tested for connection management and device control. Presently there exist numerous audio devices that conform to legacy protocols such as AV/C in commercial use. The challenge is to integrate such devices into modern professional audio networking solutions such as AES-X170. The proxy has been developed as a high-level (application level) solution to network interoperability.

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