Audio over network can be an effective solution for a wide range of applications, from worship to nursing rooms. It requires only one network cable to connect all the audio equipment. Network audio can be extended to incorporate a video booth and personal monitor system. While this may sound complicated, manufacturers are working to make audio network connections as simple as possible.
Limitations of traditional analogue audio over network
Traditional analogue audio over network systems are difficult to install and have their own limitations. They require a single wire from source to output and are expensive and time-consuming to install. Moreover, they don’t deliver high-fidelity audio. While digital audio is better, it’s still not perfect. The quality of audio will depend on a number of factors, including the quality of the cable.
Modern digital audio devices can support remote control over LAN networks. This makes the audio network a more flexible solution for audio distribution and routing. It also enables flexible preamp control. In contrast, a traditional analogue system requires remote analog I/O within a short distance.
Requirements for a high-performance local area network
The high-speed ISO 11898 Standard specifies the minimum signaling rate for a system capable of carrying audio over network. This standard also specifies the maximum bus length and number of nodes. It also requires that the cable must have 120-ohm characteristic impedance. It also recommends that the unterminated stub length be 0.3 m.
Getting network latency down
Latency is one of the biggest bottlenecks of traditional …View More The Benefits of Audio Over Network