Synchronous Audio Network plus Ethernet
SANE (Synchronous Audio Networking plus Ethernet) allows the synchronous transfer of digital audio over standard, CAT-5 cable while still maintaining ultra low latency, guaranteed audio delivery, dual redundant ring topology, transparent transport of open audio standards such as AES/EBU and MADI as well as the distribution of extremely low jitter word clock. It supports up to 24 nodes per network and transports up to 64 audio channels at full 24-bit, 48kHz sample rate. The network is fully synchronous and the hardware will sync to either external clock sources or its own high quality internal word clock. The word clock will then be distributed across the network for use as an output at any node with less than 50ps jitter.