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Originally posted by steffenromeiss

The new standard in Ethernet based audio transmission is already known as AVB.
Dante is one of the first implementations of particular technologies of this standard.
Audinate is saying that it will be AVB compatible in the future.

Hi All,

Just to clarify, as you can read in the AVnu White Paper, AVB is a set of standards describing ‘interworking between various network link technologies’. It’s a new technology rather than an audio protocol in itself, pretty much like Ethernet is the technology behind TCP/IP, UDP etc.

‘These new standards provide a set of features to enable higher layer protocols and applications to realize professional quality services’.

The same document lists two draft standards for an AVB-based transport protocol: IEEE 1733 (Layer 3) and IEEE 1722 (Layer 2, designed to replace FireWire among others). Nonetheless, other higher layer protocols such as Dante can use AVB as well.