updated 09:05 am EST, Wed December 20, 2000
Yamaha is offering developer licenses for its mLAN technology, a FireWire-based protocol that can route digital audio and control data from one device to another for creating and mastering music. Apple currently supports the technology in Mac OS X and "believes Yamaha's mLAN will be the ideal way to handle audio and music over FireWire," according to Apple VP Clent Richardson. Usage of both the mLAN logo/trademark, mLAN API specification and Yamaha-owned patents are royalty-free to licensees. An administration fee of approximately $1,800 is required from licensees with an annual renewal of approximately $900.