Anatomy of a Network: Crash Course on the Basics of AV over Ethernet

Tue, Jun 3, 2014 2:01 PM EDT

What is the OSI Model? How do Layer 2 and Layer 3 mean to AV Networking? What is the IEEE 802.1 standard and why does it matter to AVB? What's the difference between Dante and AVB and how are they related? What about AES67? Should I care about the subnet mask, multicast, MAC, IP, and RTP?

This course will put networking language into a context that AV pros can relate to. Our speaker, Dave Theis, explains the meaning behind the network jargon, provides a straightforward picture of how digital audio and IT networking came together, and clarifies what the modern network theory of operation is. It's easier than you think to update your knowledge and raise your professional chops so you can better evaluate the swirl of marketing and IT-speak for yourself.

This course will also lay the foundation for Part 2 in the series: VoIP for AV Pros, which will be presented later this year.

What you will learn:
-A brief, logical history of digital audio networking from PCM to AVB
-A brief logical history of the evolution of Ethernet and how that affects AV
-Clarification of IT standards and protocols as they apply to AV
-What the OSI Model Layers are and why they matter
-How to translate your legacy knowledge (i.e. Cobranet) to current networking practices
-Why configurable switches matter and how to learn about them
-Addressing, encapsulating, and troubleshooting

Featured Speaker:
Dave Theis--CompView, Director PMO
A adjunct faculty member to InfoComm, he has presented seminars for more than 10 years on a variety of design topics including AVB sessions at InfoComm. Theis has more than 20 years of experience in large scale AV system design and deployment in entertainment and corporate environments. He holds a BS from Purdue University.

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