The MOTU AVB Switch is a six-port Gigabit AVB Ethernet switch that turbocharges your ethernet network for audio and video. Audio Video Bridging (AVB) is the IEEE 802.1 extension to Ethernet specifically engineered for real-time, low-latency, fully synchronized streaming of audio and video over Ethernet. AVB fulfills the promise of a true A/V standard that brings together the worlds of networking technology and professional audio/video.
IEEE 802.1 compliant AVB networking
The MOTU AVB Switch™ allows you to quickly and easily build an AVB-compliant Ethernet network for audio (and video), with six 1-Gigabit AVB ports for any AVB devices (even other switches) and support for standard Ethernet operation on the same network. Enjoy the many benefits of AVB, including plug-and-play operation, guaranteed quality of service, and self-regulated network resource management.
Connect MOTU AVB devices with standard shielded CAT-5e or CAT-6 cables and go. The MOTU AVB Switch supports automatic device discovery and network bandwidth management among connected AVB devices. No IT expertise required.
Use standard CAT-5e or CAT-6 Ethernet cables up to 100 meters long between the MOTU AVB Switch and other AVB devices or switches.
1-Gigabit operation means you make the most of what AVB has to offer, with very high audio channel counts and very low network latency.
Network-wide clock and sync
AVB provides a network-wide time base for better-than-sample-accurate phase lock across all connected devices. Timing accuracy is down to the nanosecond. In a MOTU AVB system, network-wide sync can be established with one click.
Support for standard Ethernet
An AVB network fully supports standard ethernet, for connecting standard ethernet devices like the Apple AirPortr or other Wi-Fi routers, Ethernet hubs, and even entire Ethernet networks in your home, office or studio. All ports on the MOTU AVB Switch support standard Ethernet devices. You can also designate any port for non-AVB operation, if needed.
High capacity with flexible topology
Theoretically, you could connect up to 150 MOTU AVB devices using 37 MOTU AVB switches. You can run as many as 512 AVB audio streams across the network simultaneously. That's 4,096 audio channels with 8-channel streams, or 8,192 channels with 16-channel streams. Please note: your network performance may vary, depending on the specific topology, devices connected and other factors.