For image transmission it will still take a couple of years, for audio and sound systems it is already common use: the rise of IP technology. Digital formats promise excellent dynamic range as well as flexible routing options enabling live concerts in studio quality today. Together with high-performance fiber optic cabling, hundreds of high-fidelity channels can be transmitted over a single fiber optic connection using Audio-over-IP. Even critical factors, such as crosstalk, ground loops and other sources of electromagnetic disturbance, are relics of the past thanks to fiber optic technology.