Network Digital Audio Standards

During the 1990s, technology primarily found its application in broadcasting and sports events due to its capability to transmit signals over long distances. However, over the past decade, a noticeable trend has emerged among high-end consumer speaker and amplifier manufacturers who are integrating Audio over Internet Protocol (AoIP) into their products. Various proprietary systems have been introduced to transport high-quality audio over IP, utilizing different protocols like Dante, LiveWire, or AVB. These protocols are widely adopted in professional audio and are featured in enabled speakers from various manufacturers. The challenge lies in the lack of interoperability among these protocols, leading to device incompatibility and user inconvenience.

To address these multiple issues in existing digital transmission systems, the AES67 standard was introduced.