DX168 16×8 Portable DX I/O Expander usage

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    I am looking to see if I can connect a DX168 from a pressbox to my production truck via Tac Fiber if I use a fiber to data converter on both ends. This would get me past the 300′ mark.

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    KeithJ A&H
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    @Blue Sky Productions

    We have seen and heard of many working examples of using fibre conversion for long runs.
    One thing to be aware of with DX and the SLink port is that the SLink port must see a fast ethernet connection (not gigabit) to know it’s looking for DX or dSnake units.
    There’s some more info here – https://support.allen-heath.com/hc/en-gb/articles/4403553378449-Audio-Networking-gigaACE-and-DX-networking-VLANs-and-fibre-optics

    Thanks,
    Keith.

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    I recently put together a fiber system for my SQ5 and AR2412. As Keith says, it required a Fast Ethernet media converter on each end in order to make it work, but once I got there it’s been fine. Currently it’s only 50m, because I wanted to be certain it worked, but I’ll be adding a 250m fiber soon, which will cover just about every situation I’m in.

    My media converters are TP-Link MC110CS that I got from B&H Photo. They’re SC/APC connectors, based on the advice of a friend who does a lot of work in broadcast video, but LC connectors seem to be more readily available in pre-made TAC fiber.

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