What's All the Buzz about Audio over Internet Protocol?
Audio over Internet Protocol, or #AoIP, has been an emerging technology, but now it’s caught the interest of #radio, #TV, and production facilities, especially since they have converted from analog to digital systems.
AoIP transports high-quality, digital audio that’s uncompressed over Internet Protocol, so the audio is distributed in real-time to remote and local networks, such as the Internet. It has helped simplify post-production television and film activities. Audio technicians have been able to get rid of mounds of wires and swap them out for a few ethernet cables.
AoIP has become more significant now because it takes advantage of the Internet of Things, #IoT. The Internet of Things is basically an assortment of devices, ranging from your coffee machine to your laptop, that are either connected to the Internet or each other. Ultimately, it makes it easier for AoIP to integrate with commercial off-the-shelf products.
A popular AoIP solution is the Dante Controller. It is a free software application that routes audio and configures devices on a single IP network. The latency is very low; in other words, delays when the data is transferred are minimal. Dante Domain Manager helps to put security measures in place, like designating the use of certain devices and defining certain privilege settings.
Easy to install
Reduced setup costs
Flexible routing system
Users also enjoy that fact that reconfiguration from one set up to the next is simple. This is especially helpful for production facilities that have multiple clients. #Soundmixers have indicated that they have had an easy time sending signals to different setups.
AoIP has several advantages when compared to traditional analog systems with their copper-wired cables. Perks like routing anywhere and everywhere and IP connection is available is helping to drive interests and popularity.