EtherSound provides bi-directional, deterministic, very low-latency transmission of synchronized audio channels and control data over standard Ethernet. 64 channels of 24-bit/48 kHz PCM audio, plus embedded control and monitoring data, are transported via a single cable.

Depending on the sampling frequency other channel counts are possible, i.e. 32 channels at 96 kHz. Thanks to built-in clock recovery, an ultra low jitter ensures premium audio quality. Special care has been taken to ensure full Ethernet IEEE802.3x compliance. EtherSound networks support Layer 2 (physical) peripherals and use standard CAT5 or CAT6 cables, fiber optic links, switches, media converters, and other standard Ethernet components.

EtherSound systems require dedicated bandwidth, but may run within a VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) as part of an existing network.

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