[Genk, Belgium, 18 Aug 2023] — Press Release – Luminex will be exhibiting at IBC Amsterdam this year, from 15-18 Sept.

As a network technology leader in the AV industry, Luminex will be demonstrating a new version of Araneo, version 1.7.0 and two new additions to our GigaCore ethernet switch range.

The GigaCore 10i and GigaCore 16i.

Featuring 10G connectivity, unique redundancy options and a high port count in a compact ½ 19” format, these versions are ideally suited for compact installation setups in audio, video and broadcasting applications.

These developments mark another step forward in converged networking, to seamlessly integrate lighting, audio and video data all into one single network infrastructure. This solution has large potential to simplify the way that studio and broadcast professionals work, by providing a more efficient and cost-effective way to manage AV systems.

Converged networking is the coexistence of multiple disciplines in the same infrastructure without making compromises. This requires integration of multiple applications, such as lighting, video, and audio, onto one single network making the most efficient use of your infrastructure investments and providing better control and coordination of the various protocols. It is becoming increasingly important in the AV industry as it allows for better and seamless integration and a unified experience for its users, regardless of manufacturer, device, or technology.

Luminex GigaCore is a range of Ethernet network switches that is developed to support converged AV networking. The GigaCore switch range, with its latest additions, the GigaCore 10i and 16i, is fully validated in real-world applications and with devices from major brands in the AV industry. This with a multitude of protocols, including AVB/Milan, NDI™, Dante™, AES67, ST-2110, IPMX, MA-Net, sACN and many more. GigaCore technology allows you to run multiple time sensitive (PTP v1/2, gPTP) protocols simultaneously on the same network infrastructure without compromises and more important, without any IT configuration or knowledge needed.

Luminex Araneo, a network-wide AV management software, allows for monitoring and configuration of AV networks, including trouble shooting. Araneo also provides a complete and interactive overview of a GigaCore network, showing connections between devices, data flows and potential problems in a simple graphical manner.

The latest version of Araneo v1.7.0 has interesting new features especially for Lighting professionals and comes with further integration of MA3 devices, visualizing MANet data flow between MA devices and graphically displaying Session subscriptions and ID’s.

Araneo also has a unique health check feature that provides an extra layer of assurance in performance and consistency of the network. This feature allows users to easily identify and resolve network issues by automatically checking several critical parameters such as VLAN ID’s, IGMP settings, Group names, firmware versions and more, giving confidence to the user that all settings on all individual switches inside the network are consistent to one another.

“We are excited to offer Araneo and our new GigaCore models as THE ideal and unique AV networking solution combo to our customers,” said Bart Swinnen, Founder and CEO of Luminex Network Intelligence. “This solution provides the perfect combination for converged networking in the AV industry, ensuring a high-quality experience for users and making it easier and more cost efficient for AV professionals to manage and control AV networked devices.”

At our booth, visitors will be able to experience a fully converged AV network with Araneo and GigaCore switches operating together with many industry-standard devices and learn about its user friendliness and other benefits. We look forward to seeing you at IBC and to demonstrating our products to you.


IBC 2023 details:
Date:                                   13-18 Sept 2023

Location:                           RAI Amsterdam
Luminex Booth:               Hall 8 D80


About Luminex Network Intelligence
Luminex Network Intelligence is a Belgium-based manufacturer of data distribution equipment for professional lighting, audio, and video applications, focusing mainly on the entertainment industry. Luminex offers a complete range of network switches, nodes and software which are validated for interoperability in many ecosystems. Providing AV designers and technicians with cutting edge technology to build a complete data distribution system from small setups to big events or large venues. Our commitment is to make it as easy as possible to deploy a professional AV network, even without any IT knowledge. Products are completely pre-configured to transport all commonly used lighting and audio protocols, such as Art-Net™, MA-Net, sACN, AVB/Milan™, Dante™, AES67, PTPv2 and many more.