El Segundo, CA (February 1, 2011)–Focusrite has unveiled its RedNet professional audio networking system.
Launching with five new products and comprehensive control software, it utilizes the Dante by Audinate protocol. Dante uses conventional IP-based Ethernet switches to carry up to 256 channels (128 inputs and 128 outputs) of high-resolution digital audio over a single, standard Ethernet network.
The five RedNet products include RedNet 1, an 8-channel A-D/D-A interface; RedNet 2, a 16-channel A-D/D-A interface; RedNet 3, a digital I/O interface; RedNet 4, an 8-channel mic/line input interface; and the RedNet PCIe card.
RedNet reportedly provides low latency: under 3 milliseconds analog-to-analog at any sample rate when using the optional PCIe card. It is non-proprietary, meaning it will work with any ASIO- or Core Audio-compliant DAW, including Pro Tools 9, Logic and Nuendo.