ATLANTA, July 12, 2023 – Pathway Connectivity Solutions, a leader in developing DMX distribution and networking products, announced today the debut of the VIA24 Installation Ethernet Switch, the latest addition to the VIA™ series of Ethernet Switches. Pathway’s highest density VIA Ethernet Switch, VIA24 delivers exceptional performance and functionality to improve the capacity and capabilities of the user’s entertainment network.
Building on the success of the VIA12 Installation Ethernet Switch, the VIA24 also includes an increased port count, including four 10G SFP+ ports, packed into a compact 1-rack unit form factor.
Key Features of the VIA24 Installation Ethernet Switch include:
- High Density: With 24 1G PoE ports, utilizing the internal, included 170W power supply, this switch provides capacity to handle your growing network demands, all within 1U of rack space.
- Silent Operation: The VIA24 has been engineered for silent operation so that it won't be heard on stage or in the booth for enhanced user comfort.
- Front Panel UI: The switch is equipped with a user-friendly front panel interface, allowing the user to effortlessly navigate through its various functions.
- Perfect for Permanent Installations: The VIA24 is specifically designed for permanent installations, where the cost of ruggedized connectors is not needed, and rack space is at a premium. This makes it ideal for theatres, houses of worship, television studios, and other venues where solid, managed entertainment networking is required.
Advanced management features, including VLAN Support, EAPS Ring Protection, IGMP, and more are enabled and configured through the free configuration tool, Pathscape. Many of the features may be configured without needing Pathscape by using the front panel display and rotary encoder. Port LEDs provide instant confirmation of port PoE and Link activity.
For more information about the VIA24 Installation Ethernet Switch, visit Pathway’s site.
About Pathway Connectivity Solutions
Pathway Connectivity Solutions, a brand within the Acuity Brands Lighting and Controls portfolio, is a leader in developing DMX distribution and networking products for theatrical and commercial spaces. The portfolio includes DMX Lighting Network Switches, Splitters, Gateways, and Controls. The series of products includes intuitive programming for control over incandescent dimmers, moving lights, and color changing LEDs. Pathway designs, manufactures, and supports an innovative family of products that enable theatrical, commercial, and architectural lighting systems. With a proven record of innovation and quality, Pathway has set the industry standard for DMX solutions. Visit https://pathway.acuitybrands.com/ for more information.