Knowledgebase: Audio Networking
iLive, EtherSound and fibre network switches
Posted by - NA -, Last modified by Maf Prigg on 26 October 2012 09:37 AM

Q:
We have two Allen & Heath ILive and Nexo Geot installed systems running with NXamp processors over EtherSound, and this whole system is installed over a 1 Gbs fibre.
We need a switch to connect in EtherSound equipment, and for this we are thinking about buying three administrable switches - 
Cisco Two Catalyst 2960, and one Cisco Catalyst 3560, to be able to manage the network of 1000 Mbs optical fiber
and also to send  EtherSound to other areas such as TV, radio or recording studio.

Do these switch operates with the EtherSound system?

 

A:
The EtherSound website has a list of approved & recommended switchers:
http://www.ethersound.com/technology/compatibility.php?o=switches

We also have experience of customers who used these switches (+ Fibre) with no problems:
· HP ProCurve 2510-24 £165.36 24 x RJ-45 10/100 Mbps Ports 2 x Gigabit SFP Sockets
· Allied Telesis GS950/8 £118.13 8 x Ethernet (RJ-45) ports 2 x Gigabit SFP sockets
· LevelOne GSW-2473 £143.69 24 x RJ-45 10/100 Mbps Ports 2 x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mbps Ports 2 x Gigabit SFP Sockets

We don't have specific information about CISCO switchers but I believe most new 1Gb devices should be ok these days.