ANEMAN is the first cross platform & cross vendor Audio NEtwork MANager.
ANEMAN allows you to connect, monitor, and manage your networked audio devices.
ANEMAN can Save and Recall a network patch to easily go from one audio network configuration to another.
ANEMAN will tell you when and why connection can not be made, will give you feedback on connection status and PTP clock status.
ANEMAN is an open solution allowing new manufacturers to add additional devices support or specific user interfaces modules.
ANEMAN has already received multiple awards from the industry: an IABM Design & Innovation Award 2017, a Satis Post-Production Screen4All 2017 trophy, a 2017 High End Munich Innovation Award from Audiohub.gr and an IBC 2017 Best Of Show Award from Audio Media International.
ANEMAN offers a comprehensive overall network summary display and matrix router. It will automatically manage streams on the network for you, while you setup your configuration on a higher level.
ANEMAN can be integrated in an existing system to extend compatibility or simplify network setup.
ANEMAN is a free and cross platform application. Currently supported versions are (Windows 7/10 and Mac OS 10.10+)
ANEMAN presentation video
ANEMAN Audio Network Manager on Windows 10 with a Pyramix MassCore, two Horus converters, Genelec Speakers, a Macbook Pro and a PreMo device
In this video from BVE 2017 at London Excel, Pro Tools Expert Technical Editor James Ivey talks to Paul from Emerging about a new free software too for the Audio over IP world - ANEMan. ANEMan by Merging Technologies is designed to manage all of your AOIP devices on a A-67 network no matter that protocol they use.
Frequently Asked Questions about ANEMAN Audio Network Manager. If you still have questions, just ask
What is the ANEMAN project ?
The ANEMAN project was started in 2014 by Merging Technologies and Digigram to design an audio networking connection monitoring and management system based on the same values as Ravenna: simple, open and free. But the project eventually ended up to be target to an ecosystem much larger than RAVENNA: AES67. By allowing every manufacturer to write its own plug-in for ANEMAN, we do not mandate any specific protocol, and we allow devices already on the market to be easily managed by ANEMAN. This is why existing Merging customers using HORUS and HAPI for the last 4 years can benefit from ANEMAN at no cost.
How does it relate to NMOS ?
NMOS is a discovery, control and management protocol of networked media devices. NMOS is basically a northbound API allowing manufacturers to write their own system operation and management software. ANEMAN has a pragmatic approach of being compatible with devices already in the market, therefore even if ANEMAN will use NMOS in the future, it will offer a much wider compatibility and workflow (system operation and management) driven experience.
What is the control protocol ?
ANEMAN does not require a specific control protocol, it uses plug-ins based on an open interface. Therefore, every manufacturer can be compatible with ANEMAN using their own (already implemented) protocol.
ANEMAN offers the possibility for users to download available plug-ins based on their level of stability.
I am an AES67 device manufacturer, how can I be ANEMAN compatible?
Not as much as we want it to.
Starting version 1.0.1, ANEMAN can discover Dante/AES67 streams in ANEMAN and connect them to compatible devices, but you will not be able to control Dante devices or connect AES67 streams to Dante. If you are used to connecting AES67 streams to Dante devices, you can see ANEMAN as a reverse Dante Controller.
What is the ANEMAN roadmap ?
Following features are scheduled to be added to ANEMAN:
Merging Technologies leadership in Audio over IP technology continues at IBC 2017. The company focus now moves the discovery and management of audio networks with ANEMAN, which is now included in the latest version of Pyramix.
Quickly following a major software release for its MONTONE.42 Audio-over-IP bridge, DirectOut has announced a further major improvement in adding support for Merging Technologies’ ANEMAN Audio Network Manager.
The finalists in the Technology categories at the 2018 InAVation Awards have been announced and ANEMAN has been selected! Voting is now open on the InAVation Awards website, voting closes on January 26 2018, and the awards will be announced during a gala dinner event on February 6, 2018.