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Pathway Connectivity VIA Rack-Mount Touring Entertainment Ethernet Switch


Pathway Connectivity VIA Rack-Mount Touring Entertainment Ethernet Switch
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About: Pathway Connectivity VIA Rack-Mount Touring Entertainment Ethernet Switch

The VIA series of Ethernet Switches are designed specifically for lighting, sound and video signal distribution in all entertainment production systems, including live shows.

Unlike switches designed and marketed for office and communication applications, VIA switches ship unmanaged, pre-configured and optimized for entertainment network use.

Advanced management features, including VLAN Support, EAPS Ring Protection, IGMP, and more are enabled and configured through the free configuration tool, Pathscape. Port LEDs provide instant confirmation of port PoE and Link activity.

The VIA Rack-mount Ethernet switches feature robust housings that will stand up to the abuse of touring shows and theatre backstages.


  • 12 locking RJ45 etherCON ports (10 on front panel, 2 on rear)
  • Ports support 10/100/1000Base-T speeds
  • Two locking opticalCON DUO or QUAD ports on rear
  • Integrated 100W Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) supply for powering compatible external devices, up to 15W per port
  • Illuminated LCD and rotary encoder for displaying and setting switch and port properties
  • Advanced features include IGMP Querier and Snooping, DHCP server per VLAN, Dante-compliant QoS options, EAPS Ring Protection, RSTP
  • Art-Net to sACN conversion
  • LED Indicators for Device Status/ Processor, Global PoE Status, Port PoE and connected device Link Status
  • Global properties editable from front panel interface: IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, VLAN Configuration, Link Speed, PoE Allocation, DHCP Pool, Ring Protection. IGMP Filtering, QoS Options
  • Properties displayed by front panel interface: Switch Name, Port Name, PoE Usage, Serial Number, MAC Address, Firmware Version, Connected Devices (LLDP), Ring Status, Link Status, Port Status, Ring Status, Bandwidth Usage, Switch Chip Temperature
  • Near-silent operation: thermal- controlled fans automatically turn on when required (e.g. outdoor summer festivals)
  • 1 RU (Rack Unit) high housing fits standard 19" equipment racks
  • Operates on 100-240VAC 50/60Hz wide-ranging power input
  • powerCON AC In and Thru connectors
  • Also available in Rack-mount Installation (PWVIA RM) or DIN-mount (PWVIA DIN) form factors


  • Control Device Type -  Interface Device
  • Mounting Location -  Cabinet, Portable
  • Product Type -  Ethernet Switch
  • Networkable Control -  Yes
  • Voltage Rating -  100-240
  • # of Comm. Ports -  12
  • Receiving Protocol -  Ethernet
  • Sending Protocol -  Ethernet, sACN
  • Dimming Protocol -  sACN
  • Compliance Listing -  BAA, CA Title 1.81.26, ROHS
  • Regulatory Listing -  CE, ETL
  • Series -  PWVIA
  • Electrical
    • Input Ratings
      • 100-240VAC 50/60Hz power input
      • 125W maximum power consumption (25W for switch, 100W distributed to connected PoE devices) plus 10A maximum if using powerCON AC Thru
    • Output Ratings -  Class 3 PoE available on Ports 1-12 (maximum 15.4W per port)
  • Environmental
    • Operating Temperature -  14°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C)
    • Relative Humidity -  5-95%, non-condensing
    • Standard Compliance -  RoHS 2011/65/EU + A1 2015/863
  • Mechanical
    • ​Dimensions (WxHxD) -  19 x 1.7 x 12in (483 x 43 x 305mm)
    • Weight -  5.3 lbs (2.4 kg) 

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Warranty: Pathway Connectivity VIA Rack-Mount Touring Entertainment Ethernet Switch Warranty:

30 Days

Manufacturer's Warranty:

3 year manufacturer limited warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty will cover parts, labour and return shipping back to you once repaired. Shipping into the service centre is not covered

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