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More bandwidth for Yamaha’s L2 switches

More bandwidth for Yamaha’s L2 switches
SWP2-10MMF

More bandwidth for Yamaha’s L2 switches

The SWP2 switches provide enough bandwidth for stable Dante networking at 96kHz

Leading a series of recent releases from Yamaha is the manufacturer’s new SWP2 series of L2 network switches, which facilitates better bandwidth than its predecessor, the SWP1 Series, via twin 10G uplink ports with opticalCON connectors. The SWP2 switches are stated to provide enough bandwidth for stable Dante networking at 96kHz, even over long distances.

Available in both multi- (SWP2-10MMF) and single- (SWP2-10SMF) mode models, two optical fibre cables can be connected and link aggregation activated to provide trunk line redundancy via spanning tree (MSTP) protocol. Simple setup can be achieved by the ‘Optimise for Dante’ switch setting, while the SWP2 switches also allow the relevant settings for stable Dante network operation (QoS, EEE, IGMP Snooping and others) to be optimised via a single DIP switch. The SWP2 series switches include three built-in VLAN presets that can be selected via a DIP switch for efficient network utilisation. A User mode that enables custom VLAN setup is also provided.

Indicators on the switches show which connectors are assigned to which VLAN subdivisions, while Yamaha’s LAN Monitor application for Windows offers visual monitoring of network load, switch status, Dante device info and other essential information 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, allowing problems to be quickly identified and rectified.

etherCON and opticalCON network connectors help to prevent accidental disconnection at temporary installations, with a compatible V-lock AC power connector. An XLR-4-32-type external DC input connector is also provided for an optional PA-700 power supply unit (+24V) where power supply redundancy is required. All SWP series network switches are rack-mountable.

The VXC series
The VXC series

In addition to the network switches, the VXC series of ceiling loudspeakers has gained two new additions. Featuring a newly developed 2.5-inch driver, the VXC2F is the shallowest model in the VXC series, with a depth of 76mm. Weighing 1.9kg and with a diameter of 225mm, it offers a conical coverage angle of 160°, sensitivity of 86dB SPL, a 67Hz to 20kHz (–10dB) frequency response and power rating (PGM) of 30W.

With switchable low-Z (8Ω)/high-Z inputs, the VXC2F is suitable for background music playback. The shallow depth and light weight also make it installation-friendly, together with a magnet catch grille, carrying handle and black or white (paintable) colour options. Mounting options include the PK-C4 pendant mount kit, available in black or white (paintable) finish.

The VXC8S, meanwhile, is the first ceiling subwoofer in the VXC range. Also designed for background music playback, its bandpass-type structure (with a frequency response of 44Hz to 280Hz, sensitivity of 88dB SPL and low-Z: PGM 200W, Hi-Z: 3.8W to 60W in 4/5 steps) makes it an ideal solution for retail stores and larger restaurants where additional low frequencies are needed. Measuring 325mm x 315mm (WxD), installation is optimised with features including anti-drop tab, carrying band, magnet catch grille and black or white (paintable) colour options.

In addition to these new products, several firmware updates have been announced recently. The new Rivage PM V3 firmware adds a number of refinements, including the new DaNSe dynamic noise suppressor plug-in, Mix to Input routing and other workflow improvements to Rivage PM series consoles. Lastly, a new 1.1.1 version firmware release from Yamaha Unified Communications for the CS-700 Video Sound Collaboration System improves camera performance and adds access to image setting controls to make achieving high-quality video easier.



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