This document defines the Communications protocol used by Ashly Audio Ethernet Devices, such as the PE Series Amplifiers, to communicate over a standard UDP/ IP network. The Protocol will sit atop the UDP protocol on a typical IP Stack (this is the application layer). This allows PCs and other devices to communicate with the Ashly Device without specialized hardware or software/firmware. Software that can use UDP can communicate with the device. The specific ports for the UDP protocol are defined in the various Protocol definitions.