L-Acoustics and d&b audiotechnik collaborate

Hervé Guillaume, CEO of L-Acoustics Group and Amnon Harman, CEO of d&b audiotechnik

d&b audiotechnik and L-Acoustics have joined forces in a collaboration to advance technologies and tools for the benefit of the industry.

The first result of this alliance is a project to jointly develop a software platform, designed to change the configuration and management of Milan AVB networks.

In a departure from traditional competition L-Acoustics and d&b audiotechnik are co-designing a new software platform that addresses some of the challenges which currently discourage widespread adoption of Milan AVB technology.

The software will be a neutral and free-to-use solution that eliminates any branding affiliations to help further foster universal acceptance.

Both companies believe in the reliability of Milan AVB to enhance the artist’s art and the audience’s emotion. This project is a testament to their combined dedication to advancing technological standards in professional live events.

While d&b audiotechnik and L-Acoustics lead the initial development, the project actively encourages additional contributors, emphasising inclusivity and collective industry advancement.

L-Acoustics and d&b audiotechnik are also collaborating with SoundPLAN on the key issue of noise impact, working to define an exchange format between professional audio manufacturers’ software and environmental noise simulation software.

“Our two companies each have individual value propositions for our customers, and we will continue to enjoy healthy competition. However, we are also excited to be cooperating on technical standards that will provide value to our industry,” commented Amnon Harman, CEO at d&b audiotechnik. “This new form of competing on one side and cooperating on the other side results in higher quality products, faster development times, and better functionality for all of our customers.”

“This groundbreaking collaboration underscores our shared commitment to advancing technology that improve workflow and delivers a memorable experience that connects artist and audience, and a safe and comfortable experience for crew and neighbours,” stated Hervé Guillaume, CEO at L-Acoustics Group. “Together, these projects will create benefit for the entire industry, reinforcing our collective strength.”