MEU

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  • #23914
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    millst
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    Hi

    Does anyone know if the MEU can be used as a standard switch in an iLive network. ie can I connect non ME1 devices into it and access the iLive, other devices on the network and ALL dante channels?

    I’m looking at getting a couple of these
    http://www.four-audio.com/en/products/dbs1.html
    which need POE and I wondered if I could just run them off an MEU instead of having to buy another POE switch as well.

    Regards
    Toby

    #34599
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    dnxmirrorsounds
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    The bigger question is: do you really want to run the risk that the band will lose their IEMs even momentarily,for the sake of buying an extra $100 switch?

    Duncan Whitcombe
    @Dnxmirrorsounds
    Mirror Sounds & metrochurch
    Perth, Australia
    T112, iDR48x2
    http://www.mirrorsounds.com.au
    http://www.metrochurch.org.au

    #34600
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    ahjeff
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    Hi Toby

    No, you can’t use the ME-U in that way. The 10 ports do form a standard switch, but all 10 broadcast a dSnake stream, which uses pretty much all of the bandwidth available.

    – Jeff, A&H

    #34604
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    millst
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    Thanks Jeff

    @Duncan
    If you can tell me where I can find a 16 or 24 port rack mount managed gigabit switch with POE for $100 then I wouldn’t need to ask.
    The last switch I bought cost me $1800 so I was thinking if an MEU could be used it would nicely kill two birds with one stone.
    Or one bird with two rack spaces so to speak.

    I wouldn’t trust my audio to a $100 switch.

    I’d rather not have to tell a client that the reason they had a 5000 pax riot on their hands when the audio stopped during a show was because I bought a $100 network switch which all of my control, audio and monitor splits for the whole show were passing through.

    A switch is a single point of failure these days and not worth skimping on. There is a big difference between a cheap consumer switch and an enterprise managed switch which we really all should be using if we value the traffic passing over it.

    #34614
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    gilparente
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    Hi Toby,
    Why not just add a POE injector to power the unit?
    Sounds like it would be a $30 solution

    Gil Parente
    Design & Integration
    Entertainment Arts, Inc.
    iLive 176, T112
    iDR48 , iDR16, iDR10
    Multiple iPads
    Dante
    Etc..

    #34618
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    millst
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    I use POE a lot.
    I have multiple access points, remote audio transmission equipment.
    Injectors are ok, but they are messy and another point of failure.

    #34619
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    Stix
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    quote:


    Originally posted by millst

    There is a big difference between a cheap consumer switch and an enterprise managed switch which we really all should be using if we value the traffic passing over it.


    Yes indeed – there is a big difference – a $100 switch could potentially fail and ruin your gig, an $1800 enterprise class managed switch could possibly fail and ruin your gig. The difference is $1700 and a false sense of security HaHaHa!! [:)]

    Cheers

    Richard Howey
    Audio Dynamite Ltd
    IDR48/IDR16/T112/R72/Mixpad,Tweak,
    Dual M-Dante/DVS, 17″MBP/Logic 9/Custom Mackie Control

    #34633
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    millst
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    If that was the case I would have bought an x32 :)

    I have a pile of 5 poked dlink and net gear “cheap” switches that are broke.
    I have had precisely zero Cisco and linksys switches out of a fleet of 7 that have failed.

    I like those odds.

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