Pathway Connectivity P6740
Pathport VIA 12 12-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch

OUR PART #  P6740

The Pathport VIA 12 (Model 6740) from Pathway Connectivity is a twelve copper port (plus two mini-GBIC fiber-compatible ports) Gigabit Ethernet Switch designed specifically for lighting, sound and video signal routing in all entertainment production systems, including live shows.

Unlike switches designed and marketed for office and communication applications, the Pathport VIA 12 is convection cooled and ships as an unmanaged switch, pre-configured and optimized for entertainment network use.  Layer 2 and 3 management features are enabled and configured through the front panel interface and the Pathscape software suite. 

Pathway Pathport VIA 12 Includes:

  • Installation/Operations Manual
  • Rackmount Ears  

Pathway Pathport VIA 12 Features:

  • Silent operation—fanless, convection cooled design
  • Illuminated LCD display and rotary encoder for displaying and setting switch and port properties
  • Art-Net Trap and Convert eliminates network congestion caused by broadcast Art-net signal
  • IGMP snooping and querier per-VLAN ensures efficient multi-cast packet routing
  • Dante-compliant QoS settings
  • DHCP server
  • Bandwidth monitor per port
  • EAPS ring protection
  • Global properties editable from front panel interface: IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, VLAN configuration, ring protection, link speed, PoE allocation
  • Properties displayed by front panel interface: Switch Name, Port Name, PoE usage, Serial Number, MAC address, firmware version, connected devices (LLDP compliant), link status
  • Supports Ethernet Automatic Protection Switching (rapid ring failure detection and correction), Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
  • Twelve locking Ethercon RJ45 ports (ten on front panel, two on rear) support 10/100/1000Base-T speeds
  • Two mini-GBIC ports on rear panel, for SFP fibermodules
  • Wide range input power supply
  • Hardware supports PoE (requires external power supply)
  • Includes rack ears—wall and truss mounts available 

Pathway Pathport VIA 12 Specifications:

  • Model: 6740
  • 85-250VAC 50/60 Hz wide-ranging power input
  • Locking Powercon® power cord connector
  • Operating Conditions: 14 to 122°F (-10 to +50°C), 5-95% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • 0.75A power consumption
  • Locking Speakon® 48V connector for auxiliary PoEsupply 
  • Compliance:
    • IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol
    • IEEE 802.3af—Power over Ethernet
    • ETL
    • CE
    • RoHS 2002/95/EC 
  • Physical:
    • 5.2 lb (2.4 kg)
    • 17 x 6 x 1.7 in (432 x 150 x 40mm)




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