Muse Research Unveils UNIWIRE
Muse Research has announced that it is developed a proprietary new technology tentatively called UniWire™. UniWire is a single cable solution for connecting Receptor to a computer (Mac or PC) using standard Ethernet protocol and standard, off-the-shelf network peripherals to carry all audio, midi, and control data over a single wire. Muse Research is showing UniWire technology in its booth at the 2005 Winter NAMM show.
Instant, seamless integration with a computer
Receptor is a stand-alone synthesizer, sampler, and sound module with the ability to serve as an advanced effects processor. UniWire technology makes it possible to seamlessly integrate Receptor into a VST host on a Mac or PC by simply installing the UniWire VST onto the host, and then connecting the Receptor to the computer over a standard Ethernet cable. The company has announced that it will create UniWire plug-ins in other formats as well.
UniWire technology is network-friendly and wireless compatible
Unlike other CAT5-based audio and MIDI solutions that use the physical layer of Ethernet, UniWire is completely compatible with standard Ethernet hubs, switches, and routers. UniWire software has an intelligent bandwidth management feature that automatically adjusts the number of channels available, allowing high-quality audio and MIDI transmission and reception regardless of network configuration. And since UniWire is compliant with all standard network devices, you can use wireless network devices with it, although the company strongly suggests using 802.11G peripherals with UniWire for best results.
“This is a huge step forward for us,” comments Chris Halaby, President and CEO of Muse Research. “Every computer sold today comes standard with Ethernet. With the speed of Gigabit Ethernet going beyond existing communications protocols the idea of a single wire connection between devices is finally being realized. Our UniWire technology uses off the shelf components to seamlessly integrate with Macs, PCs, and other music devices in the networked studios of today and in the future.”
For more information, visit www.museresearch.com