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Archwave gives you the easiest route to the world of AES67


Audio networking has been around for about 20 years and several methods of connecting audio systems together have come and gone.

What is AES67?  AES67 allows different audio networking protocols to pass between each other.

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All audio networks work in the same way - they allow you to send and receive many channels of digital audio along one network cable.

The problem has always been that each of these methods audio networking are different. So if you want to connect two pieces of equipment together then they have to use the same protocol.

If you try and connect equipment using two different protocols it simply won’t work.

It has been like this for years. Different protocols have different advantages and disadvantages. There are some widely used industry standard protocols but there are also some proprietary ones where a manufacturer wants to connect only their gear together so they have complete control over the user experience.

The problem is that we don’t live in a closed world, we want freedom to connect all our equipment together. In 2013 a new standard was published called AES67. However this wasn’t just another protocol to add to the confusion of incompatible protocols. Instead AES67 is a set of rules for existing and future protocols to follow.

It sets a minimum standard for communication to allow audio to pass between equipment.

The fact is that many of these audio networking protocols are quite similar. If they make small modifications then they can be AES67 compatible and thus pass audio to equipment using another protocol.


AES67 allows individual items to be connected to a network that primarily

uses one protocol.

AES67 is a means of connecting different networks

and systems together.


The Archwave Solution

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AES67 allows a system to be made up of items all using different protocols. 

Archwave can provide product manufactuers with the technology to go inside your products to enable the transmission and reception of AES 67 compliant audio over IP networks.

Archwave are members of the AIMS Alliance, promoting the adoption of AES67.