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Digital Audio Distribution Systems

Introduction

Routing and distribution of audio in a large facility can be a clumsy and expensive undertaking. This paper hails the advantages of distributing audio digitally and examines the suitability of several computer networking technologies to the task of carrying real-time digital audio. The introduction of economical 100Mbit Ethernet standards makes the prospect for real-time audio distribution over computer networks more enticing as it provides the raw bandwidth to distribute upwards of 100 channels of full fidelity audio on a single cable.