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.