How does Motu make AVB work with their interfaces plugged into a Mac?
You can record audio over AVB, because THAT'S what it's meant for, besides routing audio from and to different places.
You can route and record HD audio over Dante, check out Focusrite Dante Ready interfaces, and other brands' products like Yamaha...
An AVB product from a company A, works with an AVB product from a company B of course!!
It's a protocol that they both share!
Or else it doesn't make sense to make any protocol and ambitioning to even make it an industry standard!
It would be completely absurd. You can't make as many different AVBs as there are as many different companies!
The router and the iPad are only for controlling the software that manages the mixer (which is a good thing) , but it's not for recording!
My interest for the RM16AI was led by the price, the connections, and the features announced.
When you're at the FOH engineer position, with many feet away from the stage, these features are welcome especially the AVB Audio routing (only one ethernet cable for all the audio stream that allows recording).
The Dante optional card is an extra price of 599€.
If I had to choose I would have gone for Dante but it was not the installed default card.
The AVB card was installed by default, so it's legitimate that I would expect AVB on my interface...