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  • #22796
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    How far can my computer be from the Dante card. ACE will do 100m but can Dante work that far as well? I do outside broadcast recording. I’d be parked outside in the OB van doing a live stereo mix with a T-Series surface and the IDR48 would be on stage. Naturally, I’d prefer to have the laptop with me in the van. Possible?

    #28366
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    if you get a mediaconverter to optical you can go 4km with one cable.
    Is that enough to your van?

    e.i. NW TP-Link MC200CM Konverter 1000Base-SX-SC -> 1000Base-T
    58€

    Optical cable is a lot cheaper than Cat5e-cable, so for long distances defintely worth checking out.

    #28367
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    Hi Pealsound

    100m CAT5e is the maximum wired length, as wouter said if you change to fiber the length is increased.

    here is a link to some info from the Audinate website.
    http://www.audinate.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=256:dantevirtualsoundcardfaq&catid=31:general&Itemid=272#What%20are%20some%20uses%20for%20Dante%20Virtual%20Soundcard?

    Regards
    Sam A&H

    #28368
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    The optical is a nice idea but I was thinking of using cat5 ethernet.

    #28371
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    quote:


    Originally posted by pealsound

    The optical is a nice idea but I was thinking of using cat5 ethernet.


    100m is the maximum distance between each node in the network. If you use a router or a switch or a hub, you can immediately double the distance, but the network latency will slightly increase. Won’t be a problem for recording however.

    Wouter

    #28375
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    Thanks to you both

    #28391
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    Pearlsound jump on the Fibre thing you won’t regret it, been using a couple of fibre equipped gigabit switches for around 4 years now they have been great, just make sure they don’t get too hot.

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