On 15 January 2020, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) was awarded the prestigious Emmy Award in the category Technical & Engineering by the American television academy NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) for the "development of synchronized, multi-channel, uncompressed audio transport over IP networks".
With this award, the award committee acknowledges the AES67 standard for high-performance audio-over-IP streaming interoperability of AES, which was developed in a working group under the leadership of Kevin Gross and introduced in 2013.
Experts from IRT were involved in this project both as consultants and co-authors. The findings of the world's first interoperability workshop on AES67, which took place at IRT in 2014, were also significantly incorporated into the standard.
AES67 enables interoperability between previously competing networked audio systems. In addition to countless installations worldwide, the ARD radio network now also runs completely over this open IP standard. Furthermore, it is foreseeable that in the future audio transmission for Video-over-IP (SMPTE ST2110) will also proceed via AES67 (called ST2110-30) and and thus for all new IP installations of ARD, ZDF, ORF and SRG.