Muse Research introduced UniWire, a solution for connecting the Receptor to a computer using standard Ethernet network peripherals, at the 2005 Winter NAMM Show.
Receptor is a stand-alone synth, 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 announced that it intends to support other plug-in formats as well.
Unlike other CAT5-based audio and MIDI solutions that use proprietary chips or just 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 audio and MIDI transmission and reception regardless of network configuration. And since UniWire is compliant with all standard network devices, you can use wireless 802.11B or G network devices with it, although the company strongly suggests using 802.11G peripherals with UniWire for best results.
For more information, visit the Muse Research site.