This project was proposed by Umberto Zangieri through working group SC-02-02. It was approved under our rules by Subcommittee SC-02 and assigned to the working group SC-02-02 on digital input/output interfaces.
|TITLE||AES-X182, AES/Ethernet Simple Open Protocol|
|SCOPE||to specify a means for transmission over category 5 data cable of unidirectional digital audio and bidirectional control data. Intended applications are active loudspeakers and amplifiers for live performance and for installations.|
|RATIONALE||An open specification for remotely connecting an amplifier that may have onboard digital signal processing, and provide a vendor dependent control path, is currently not available; proprietary standards are available but are not optimal for low channel counts from the economical point of view.|
|WHO BENEFITS?||Manufacturers and users of remote-controlled amplifiers and powered loudspeakers.|
|WHY AES?||AES has expertise with AES3 for digital audio and also networked control|