Viewpoint: The Potential and Reality of AES67

The following Viewpoint is from Aidan Williams, CTO of Audinate, and appears at

Interest is growing in the broadcast industry about the AES67 standard, and its potential benefits as users transition from wired to networked audio systems.

With a number of different networking options available, broadcasters welcome a standardized approach that supports basic interoperability between different equipment vendors, who have historically offered their own solutions.

AES67 is recent standard that aims to accomplish this task. The AES67 standard is a networked audio interoperability specification developed by the Audio Engineering Society. It describes techniques for exchanging digital audio on a TCP/IP networking using RTP, or Real-time Transport Protocol. Additionally, AES67 specifies particular implementation constraints to facilitate interoperability between implementations.