RME presents its new Digiface AVB: the mobile audio interface is based on the AVB standard (Audio Video Bridging) and enables the transmission of up to 256 network audio channels between a Windows computer and other AVB devices within an audio Gigabit network via a single USB 3.0 cable.
The future of audio networks
With the Digiface AVB, RME focuses on the future of audio network technology. The mobile audio interface with USB bus power operation uses the open IEEE 802.1 protocol as part of the AVB standard of the Audio/Video Bridging Task Group and enables synchronized and prioritized streaming of audio data over a gigabit network. The integrated USB 3.0 connection allows up to 128 audio channels to be streamed back to the AVB network and another 128 channels to the computer – with sampling rates of up to 192 kHz. Users can adjust the channel sizes of streams between 2 and 32 channels as needed to ensure maximum compatibility with AVB audio devices available on the market.
In addition to the Gigabit Ethernet connection and USB 3.0 port, the RME Digiface AVB features word clock I/O and a headphone output for flexible, high-quality monitoring of the transmission signals. The package also includes the DSP based TotalMix FX mixer with its comprehensive routing and monitoring options as well as an AVDECC controller. The controller enables detection of all AVB devices within a network and allows users to manage and monitor incoming and outgoing streams.
More new products to complete the Digiface series
In addition to the Digiface AVB, RME will also be presenting the Digiface Dante audio interface at the Musikmesse. The Digiface Dante enables the transmission of up to 64 Dante channels and 64 MADI channels via a single USB 3.0 connection. With the Digiface AVB, Digiface Dante, Digiface USB and MADIface USB, RME users now have a comprehensive selection of digital interfaces (MADI, ADAT, DANTE, AVB, AES via USB 2.0/3.0) for a wide range of applications. While the Digiface USB and MADIface USB based on the RME USB 2.0 driver can easily transfer up to 70 input and output channels, the new Digiface AVB and Digiface Dante with USB 3.0 are designed for users with even higher channel requirements.
The Digiface AVB and the Digiface Dante will be distributed in Australia by Innovative Music Australia Pty Ltd. Delivery and pricing is to be confirmed post the Frankfurt Messe Show.
For more details please contact Innovative Music