Back in the seventies the Palo Alto Research Center in California, USA (www.parc.com) developed some nifty computer technology such as the mouse, the laser printer and computer networks. From the first versions of networks such as Aloha-Net and ARPA-Net the Internet has evolved. Robert Metcalfe, first working at PARC and later founding his own company 3COM, developed a practical networking standard for use in offices called Ethernet. More than 40 years later the whole world is using this standard to build information systems, and all personal computers, smart phones, tablets and also many professional audio products sold today have some form of Ethernet port built in. The Ethernet protocol is standardized as 802.3 by the IEEE standards organization.