"Based on the industry-standard IEEE 1394 high-performance serial bus, nLAN transfers music and audio data at speeds of up to 200 Mbps. Up to approximately 100 channels of digital audio data or up to 256 ports of MIDI data (16 channels x 256 connections) can be transferred via a single cable. Just imagine the bundle of cables you’d need to transfer that volume of data with conventional connections."

from: http://www/pro/milan/