The SWP2 series network switches allow the relevant settings for stable Dante network operation (QoS, EEE, IGMP Snooping, and others) to be optimized via a single DIP switch. The inclusion of 10G uplink ports is another advantage, providing ample bandwidth for Dante networks running at 96 kHz.
Both of the new SWP2 series switches support long-distance data transmission via two optical modules with opticalCON connectors. The opticalCON connectors on the SWP2-10MMF model support multi mode fiber connections, while those on the SWP2-10SMF support single mode fiber connections. This allows reliable communication between Dante devices over distances exceeding 100 meters, without loss or signal degradation due to electromagnetic interference. Two optical fiber cables can be connected and link aggregation activated to provide trunk line redundancy via spanning tree (MSTP) protocol.
For efficient network utilization it is advisable to provide separate VLAN subdivisions for smart devices running control applications such as StageMix and audio data when both will be connected via the same Dante network. SWP2 series switches include three built-in VLAN presets that can be quickly selected via a DIP switch. A USER mode that enables custom VLAN setup is also provided.
The dedicated Yamaha LAN Monitor* application for Windows provides visual monitoring of network load, switch status, Dante device info, and other information essential to Dante network management via a single central display. It is possible to take a “snapshot” of normal operating status and trigger an alert if any variation from the norm is detected, so that problems can be quickly identified and rectified. Indicators on the SWP2 switches clearly show which connectors are assigned to which VLAN subdivisions.
* Yamaha LAN Monitor V1.3.6 and above supported.
All models are rack mountable. To prevent accidental disconnection at temporary installations, the SWP2 models are fitted with etherCON and opticalCON network connectors, and a V-lock compatible AC connector is provided for the power supply. An XLR-4-32 type EXT DC INPUT connector is also provided for an optional PA-700 power supply unit (+24V) in situations where power supply redundancy is required.
* The PA-700 can also be used with the EXT DC INPUT on SWP1 series switches and RSio64D I/O rack units.