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FAQs 9

The body of a book is like a lecture, while a Q&A is like a conversation, and sometimes the latter is more interesting. Since AoIP is still a new technology—and a big departure from what many audio practitioners are used to—we thought a Q&A might help ease the path to enlightenment. Here are some questions about AoIP (and Livewire), and their answers, grouped into general topic areas.

9.1 RELIABILITY

Is AoIP really reliable for mission-critical applications like broadcasting?

AoIP uses the same technology that underlies VoIP telephony. Over half of the Fortune 100 companies now use VoIP, and VoIP PBX systems now outsell the traditional systems by a wide margin. With these new systems, telephones plug into a standard Ethernet/IP ...

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