CopperLan is a networking system for command control and streaming management that brings about a comprehensive solution to linking and interfacing pro-audio and musical equipment. Its virtual network definition can be applied to any physical transport specification present or future as well as running inside a computer, merging all participating members in a single pool. The CopperLan protocol itself is a quantum leap in the interaction with equipment and applications. It includes auto-setup, plug and play, universal remote editing, total setup recall, streamlined and unified user interface methods, clear and concrete identification of devices. USB peripherals can be created on the USB-capable microcontroller of choice. CopperLan is available as a turnkey solution for quick and simple integration into hardware and software products (middleware, virtual network, computer drivers, and reference designs). The CopperLan system is compatible with MIDI for a smooth MI market integration.