Yamaha Adds New Network Switches For Larger Dante Systems

Yamaha has expanded its range of SWR series network switches with three new models, which offer systems integrators even more choice of flexibility and quality for audio system design.

Being launched at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2020 show in Amsterdam, the new SWR2310 series switches are designed to provide additional high quality options for Dante systems at larger live events, in theatres, shopping malls, stadiums, banqueting venues, schools, universities, large houses of worship and more.

The SWR2310 series fills a gap in Yamaha’s switch range designed for fixed installations by offering 1Gbps or 10Gbps communication for situations where an RJ45 switch with security management is needed, but Power over Ethernet (PoE) is not required.

The SWR2310-28GT (24 ports with four ports for SFP+) and SWR2310-18GT (16 ports with two ports for SFP+) provide solid backbone performance, supporting multiple channels of 96kHz Dante network via 10G uplink ports for the most stable connection to multiple devices. If long-distance transmission is needed, they can be combined with Yamaha’s new SFP optical modules or DAC direct attach cables for a maximum transmission distance of up to 10km. The series is completed by the compact SWR2310-10G (8 ports with two ports for SFP, but without the 10G uplink port).

Like Yamaha’s existing SWR/SWP series network switches, the SWR2310 models support the VLAN function and built-in RADIUS server* for intelligent security management, while dedicated Yamaha LAN Monitor software is available for status monitoring and fast troubleshooting.

* The built-in RADIUS server will be supported from the next firmware update.

Yamaha LAN Monitor

The Yamaha LAN Monitor makes overall network topology clearly visible, giving the user a comprehensive overview of how multiple switches and Dante network devices are interconnected. Simply connect a Windows PC to the nearest SWP/SWR series switch and launch the Yamaha LAN Monitor software.