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Dante is adaptable:
Dante will run on a standard switch
Dante SHOULD run on a managed switch, where you can set priority for its traffic (VOIP) as well as time sync, etc. Most professional switches do this ( Cisco SG300, Cisco SG200, Netgear GS724T configured as shown here https://us.focusrite.com/rednet-ethernet-switch-requirements)

Dante IDEALLY would need an AVB compliant switch. Their technojargen there basically spells out AVB compliant. AVB consists of the following technologies automatically configured for you out of the box, auto-synced, and auto-managed. BSS makes a version of the netgear GS724T with a special AVB firmware, but it costs 6x what the normal switch costs.

IEEE 802.1AS: Timing and Synchronization for Time-Sensitive Applications (gPTP),
IEEE 802.1Qat: Stream Reservation Protocol (SRP),
IEEE 802.1Qav: Forwarding and Queuing for Time-Sensitive Streams (FQTSS), and
IEEE 802.1BA: Audio Video Bridging Systems

But dante AVB implementation is really targeted at large facility installs, and massive distribution systems. It would most likely be overkill for what you are trying to do.

I would strongly recommend you go with a GS724T, work beautifully for our RedNet setup.

There’s more info on Dante topology here https://support.labgruppen.com/attachments/token/tschqsxhklztxka/?name=AUD-ANO-Recommended+Network+Topologies.pdf


Originally posted by Sylvester

Hi all,
I seem to be running in circles while trying to get the facts about how to get ilive editor on the same network as Dante.

Here is the setup as i want it:
1) iDR48 with Dante card. (of course)
2) 1st computer on-stage with backtracks to iDR via Dante
3) 2nd computer on-stage that multitrack records 33+ channels from Dante
4) 3rd computer in FOH with iLive Editor which streams PFL from Dante

Now, as i can see, we need a Gigabit switch that “…should support Diffserv (DSCP) Quality of Service (QoS) with strict priority and 4 queues, as these features are used to prioritize clock sync and audio traffic over other network data. Although some users found it was working with standard Gigabit switches, a list of recommended devices is available on the Audinate website.”
…The thing is, that the list at audinates website is not to be found, so i am pretty much lost.
Anyone that has a specific product recommendation they would like to share?

Best regards

iDR-48, T-112, Mixpad