Console manufacturer Studer and EtherSound network developer Digigram have announced an EtherSound interface card for Studer consoles.
The card is designed to fit the Studer D21m I/O system rack, and allows 128 channels of audio (64 inputs/64 outputs) to be connected to the D21m via a CAT-5 connection. A second CAT-5 connection permits daisy chain or redundant ring topologies, the latter allowing for the network to remain uninterrupted should a cable be broken. Studer says one of the advantages of EtherSound in the broadcast domain is its low latency.
Digigram’s control software can be used to route signals between different EtherSound-enabled devices over a standard Ethernet network.