POE Switch in 2019

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  • #81408
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    Kevin
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    Hi all…could I get some suggestions for some current POE switches that work with the ME system? We have tried 3 switches and all of them have clicked. Thanks.

    #81409
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    Barryjam
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    Edimax Long Range 8 Port PoE+ Gigabit Switch, Supports Long Range Upto 200M, Port-Base VLAN, QoS, Auto-detect PD, Total 130W (GS-1008P V2) purchased in June 2018. Worked great right out of the box for both Me-1 and Me-500 when connected to QU-SB or ab168 to Edimax to ME units. I use 5e cables.

    Notice that I said QU. If you are connecting to an SQ system, I’ve read that you may HAVE TO connect a 48k stagebox in between your mixer and the switch or do some other options that are beyond my knowledge.

    Barry

    #85822
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    ABAG Soundboard
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    We just picked up 5 ME500’s and use this one.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQHD54L/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    #85837
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    ahjeff
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    You might have found it already, but we have a knowledge base article on this: http://allen-heath.kayako.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/702/175/me-1-compatibility-with-a-third-party-switch

    If you’re hearing clicks with certain switches, the most likely reason is that they have a protocol of some kind running on the switch; if you’re lucky, you might be able to turn this off through the switch’s management interface. As the article says though, we recommend ‘dumb’ layer 2 switches, as these don’t have any ‘intelligence’ to interfere with the audio packets.

    Hope this helps

    – Jeff, A&H

    #87583
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    Mike
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    I second the BV tech switch on Amazon. We needed to add more ME’s to our system but didn’t want to spend 1800 on a ME-U.

    We ordered 2 of the 18 port POE’s and they workied perfectly. Plug and play , nothing to set up.

    Would highly recommend it!

    #89353
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    Mike
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    I’m seeing a lot of dialog about using PoE switches used with ME-1’s. Is there any concern of damage to the ME port on dLive mixrack if a PoE switch port is connected to it? Is the ME port on dLive protected?

    #89376
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    ahjeff
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    Hi Mike

    Any standards-compliant PoE switch or injector will only supply power to a port after a successful negotiation process with the end device, and this process is restarted each time something new is plugged in. Since the dLive ME port does not implement a PoE device, this negotiation does not take place, so no power is applied by the switch.
    Note however that it is possible to buy very cheap ‘passive injectors’ that do not conform to any particular standard and do not perform any negotiation. These are really an unknown quantity in terms of what happens when you plug them in to any particular device, and I would not recommend using them.
    Any switch from a manufacturer you have heard of will be standards compliant.

    Hope this helps

    – Jeff, A&H

    #89377
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    Mike
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    Hi Jeff,
    Thank you for confirming. Lovin’ dLive by the way!

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