Hamamatsu Shizuoka, Japan - Sep 10, 2006 - Yamaha has licensed the Ethersound networking technology to use in its products. Yamaha and Ethersound have been working together through Ethersound implementor Auvitran, a company that distributes Ethersound cards for Yamaha consoles and digital signal processors. Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has distributed Auvitran-branded Ethersound interfaces in the United States.
Ethersound is developed, patented and licensed by Digigram. ES-100 provides bi-directional transmission of 64 channels of 24-bit PCM digital audio at 48kHz (or 32 channels at 96kHz), plus bi-directional control/monitoring data on dedicated 100Mb/s Ethernet networks. On dedicated Gigabit Ethernet networks, ES-Giga System Transport technology provides bi-directional transmission of 256 channels of 24-bit PCM digital audio at 48kHz, plus a 100Mb/s data path.