AES New York 2011
Product Design Session PD3

Friday, October 21, 9:00 am — 11:00 am (Room: 1E12)

PD3 - High Resolution Audio—A Networked Future?

Vicki Melchior, Technical Consultant - MA, USA
John Dawson, Arcam - Cambridge, UK
Aaron Gelter, Harman International - UT, USA
Steven Harris, BridgeCo (SMSC) - UK

Though traditionally built on point-to-point connections, high res home audio and video systems are evolving toward full or partial networking. The tantalizing promise of internet access and server sourcing, disc as well as streamed A/V, and easy interconnection are driving more and more audio design in this direction. That includes multichannel audio, home theater, and even stereo. Nevertheless, networks in this market must integrate with traditional A/V and at the same time promote low jitter, high stability DAC clocks, together with appropriately low data delay, tight clock synch between devices, and excellent grounding and shielding.
The panel in this workshop discuss a number of promising standards and protocols (e.g., AVB, HDMI 1.4, Thunderbolt, plus standard uPNP/DLNA Ethernet, wi-fi), and consider their potential and promise relative to current forms of interfacing.

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