Audio Video Bridging (AVB) is the exciting new IEEE 802.1 extension to Ethernet specifically engineered for real-time, low-latency, fully synchronized streaming of audio and video over Ethernet. AVB fulfils the promise of a true A/V standard that brings together the worlds of networking technology and professional audio/video.

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If you’re looking for an easy way to network your 1248, 16A, 8M or other AVB-ready MOTU gear, then this MOTU AVB Switch is just what you need. With a single MOTU AVB Switch, you can easily network up to five AVB-compatible devices (including additional switches), to create a vast network of high-quality, high-definition audio for studio or live use. Network-wide clock and sync offer nanosecond-level accuracy, so each of the AVB Switch’s five 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports offer near-zero latency via Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable over distances up to 328′, which really made the live-sound gurus here at Sweetwater take notice. What’s more, there’s an additional port for connecting to standard Ethernet or a wireless router, in case you want to control your MOTU AVB-equipped devices via your iOS device.

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IEEE 802.1 Compliant AVB Networking: Use the MOTU AVB Switch for all your AVB needs

The MOTU AVB Switch™ allows you to quickly and easily build an AVB-compliant audio (or video) network, with five 1-Gigabit AVB ports for any AVB devices(even other switches), plus an extra sixth port for bridging to a standard Ethernet network. Enjoy the many benefits of AVB, Including plug-and-play operation, guaranteed quality of service, and self-regulated network resource management.

Plug-and-play operation

You don’t need to be an IT professional

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 connect AVB devices. No IT expertise required.

Standard cabling

No special wires 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

Take full advantage of AVb’s highest bandwidth

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.

Guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS)

AVB is designed for uninterrupted audio and video streaming

In an AVB Ethernet network, all existing audio and video streams are maintained, regardless of other network traffic.

Network-wide clock and sync

Precise universal sync among all connected devices

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

Enjoy standard Ethernet for Wi-Fi and internet access

AVB can coexist with standard ethernet, for connecting standard ethernet devices like Airports or other Wi-Fi routers, Ethernet hubs, and even entire Ethernet networks in your home, office or studio. Any of the ports on the MOTU AVB Switch support standard Ethernet. A sixth port is provided for standard Ethernet only, so that you don’t have to use up one of the five AVB ports for standard Ethernet duties.

High capacity with flexible topology

Think big when building your network

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.

  • gPTP - 802.1AS MVRP - 802.1Q (VLAN 2 only) MSRP - 802.1Q (Class A and B)

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  • 10 / 100 / 1 Gigabit

  • 12-18V DC • 0.5A • tip positive

  • Length: 5.75 in / 14.6 cm Width: 3.6 in / 9.1 cm Height: 1.25 in / 3.2 cm

  • Industry standard IEEE 802.1 AVB Ethernet 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.

  • Supports high audio channel counts and very low latency.

  • All existing audio and video streams are maintained, regardless of other network traffic.

  • Network-wide clock and sync accurate to nanoseconds.

  • Bridging to standard Ethernet for internet and Wi-Fi. Also allows individual ports to be configured as non-AVB.