ENTTEC Offers New Switches

by Nook Schoenfeld
in Product News

NC - When it comes to life on the open road, lighting designers have often told us that they'd like to use ENTTEC gear to provide a complete, end-to-end solution to the task at hand ... except there's one piece of the puzzle that they've always had to source from elsewhere: an Ethernet network switch. Because ENTTEC had never made one.

More details from ENTTEC (www.enttec.com):

Well, now we have. And having spoken to rental companies, lighting technicians, and as many industry types as we could, our team of engineers have taken a good look at what qualities are deemed important in such a device. As a result, we think we've come up with something very good indeed.

So now everyone in the lighting and entertainment industry can feel confident about making the switch to our ...

• Rock solid reliability: engineered and built for the touring market.

• Intelligent electronics made simple via a user-friendly web interface.

• 8 industry standard etherCON ports (inc. fail-safe redundancy link).

• Optical connectivity (via SFP and/or opticalCON).

• 1Gbps connection speeds to accommodate thousands of lighting universes.

• Handles all major lighting, sound and audiovisual protocols with ease.

•  No messing around with awkward wings and add-ons to make it fit. Simply slot into a standard touring rack space.

• The most affordable switch in its class: experience true high-end construction and functionality ...  without breaking the bank.

The perfect switch for any project, anywhere.

This touring-grade device has been designed for life on the road, allowing for the handling and routing of unicast, multicast and broadcast packets with an elegant and intuitive setup.

With features including ENTTEC’s peace-of-mind Redundancy Looping, popular fiber connectivity (SFP and/or opticalCON) and an intuitive, fully-configurable web interface, the Hyperion effectively prioritizes professional lighting protocols and is compatible with Art-Net, sACN, MA-Net, PTPv1, PTPv2 and any other TCP/IP usage. Of course, it can also make tidy work of audio and AV signals too.

The arrival of the Hyperion makes ENTTEC a truly end-to-end industry brand, and offers just a glimpse into what is to come.

The price is right.

Most budget network switches don't offer popular industry connectors such as powerCON or optiCON, while those that do are usually priced through the roof.

With the Hyperion, ENTTEC has come up with a happy compromise. We set out to create an Ethernet switch that ticks all the vital boxes for a productive working life on the road, but one that also wouldn't break the bank.

We've noticed some significantly more expensive switches out there on the market, often with minimal or zero additional functionality, but we'd rather see our customers put that extra cash towards something more enjoyable. Because it is possible to have your cake and eat it too.

To opticalCON, or not to opticalCON?

Unlike most high-end network switches where the only fiber option is to have expensive opticalCON ports fitted as standard, the Hyperion retains trusted SFP transceiver technology across all models for optical support, keeping costs down by a significant margin for users not requiring opticalCON (in which case, our classic HP1-81 would be the Hyperion to go for).

However, if users do want opticalCON, of course they can have opticalCON!

Choose from our flagship pairing with either a front (HP1-82F) or rear-mounted connector (HP1-82R), and you'll be sorted.

MSRP $1500.00

71026  HP1-81:  Hyperion Gigabit Switch with NO opticalCON

MSRP $999.00

71027  HP1-82R:  Hyperion Gigabit Switch with opticalCON (rear)

MSRP $1500.00