Audio Over IP (AoIP)

Audio Over IP (AoIP) is growing rapidly in the broadcast and media industries because it’s proven technology — used for many years by computers in the home, the office and around the world to connect over the internet via their Ethernet ports. Simply put, Audio over IP (AoIP) systems allow you to transmit multiple uncompressed digital audio signals over ethernet (Cat5/Cat6) cables with minimal latency.

Dante is a complete media networking solution, developed by Audinate and supported by the majority of pro audio manufacturers. Dante enables digital audio distribution via standard Ethernet networks — the same networks used for home or office data networking. In fact, Dante is designed to allow audio, control, and all other data to coexist happily on the same network.

With plenty of competing systems around, the challenge can be determining which unit suits your needs best.

At Musiclab, we suggest trying to narrow down why you need an AoIP system. If you just need to replace long cable runs for standard inputs and output, a Layer 1 system should do the trick. If you need to connect multiple units within a network, look at a Layer 2 system. And if you need the ability to switch between networks, go with a Layer 3 system. If you need more info, please call us on (07)3270-1111.