Camco has added EtherSound connectivity to its entire product range. The optional EtherSound modules will be showcased as early as April 2005 at the Prolight+Sound tradeshow in Frankfurt. This short time to market is possible thanks to a close collaboration with AuviTran, an authorized EtherSound implementor that will provide hardware modules and development services to Camco.
Reiner Sassmann, Camco managing director, commented, “Without a doubt, EtherSound is technologically the leading standard for audio over Ethernet in the pro audio industry. It is the only technology on the market to offer a network latency low enough for live sound that is also thoroughly stable and deterministic. We see great value for our customers who will now be able to leverage the advantages of digital audio distribution. It is very important to us that EtherSound is not a proprietary technology and that our products will be able to work with many exciting products from other industry-leading manufacturers. Our close partner Nexo is just one such manufacturer.”
The end-to-end transmission time between an audio input and an audio output in an EtherSound network is six samples (125 microseconds at 48 kHz). An up-to-date list of EtherSound licensees and products is available on Ethersound’s Website.
Camco will develop optional EtherSound hardware modules compatible with its entire product range; it will be possible to upgrade existing amplifiers of the Vortex and Tecton Series with the modules and thereby add EtherSound functionalities to a large part of Camco’s installed product base.
Sassmann continues, “The fact that Digigram has created the Implementor program and that we can outsource most of the development to AuviTran is really an enormous help. These people have the technology at their fingertips and it’s very easy and straightforward to work with them. We couldn’t announce the product launch so fast without them.”
Jimmy Kawalek, business development manager for EtherSound, comments, “We are very happy that our Implementor program, which was only launched at the PLASA trade show in September, gets such positive feedback so quickly. Camco is the first amplifier manufacturer to license EtherSound and adds enormous value to the overall solution. We are proud to have them onboard. We hope that many other pro audio manufacturers will benefit from being able to bring a competitive product so fast to the market.”