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ahjeff
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Hi Wouter

The article you linked to is a bit misleading. Ethersound is actually a Layer 2 protocol, according to the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_model, making use of MAC addresses, etc. ACE is also a Layer 2 protocol. As such, both are compatible with general purpose Layer 2 switching hardware, although cheaper devices may struggle with the extremely high bandwidth requirement.

Newer, higher-level protocols already exist that would allow the laptop set up you describe, the major new one being https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Video_Bridging. We always keep up to date with new technologies like this, with a view to how they could be utilised in future products.

Cheers

– Jeff, A&H