Ethernet Cables for SoundGrid Systems

Last updated on: 1/10/2017 4:28:11 AM

Consult this page for up-to-date information on cable types and cable lengths that can be used in a SoundGrid audio networking and processing system.

Maximum cable lengths (Cat 5e STP/Cat 6 STP/Cat 7)

Node Cable Length Comments
I/O to switch Up to 100 m (328 ft) DiGiGrid I/Os - up to 70 m (229 ft). Longer distances are possible by adding a switch between I/O and main switch.
SoundGrid server to switch Up to 10 m (32.8 ft)
SoundGrid host to switch Up to 20 m (65.5 ft)
Up to 100 m (328 ft)
With 100MB NIC
With 1GB NIC
SoundGrid driver to switch Up to 100 m (328 ft) With 1GB NIC

Please note that Cat 5 cables are not supported.

For distances greater than 100 meters (328 feet), use the following switches with SFP module MGBSX1 & fiber optics cables (supports distances of up to 300 meters/984 feet):
  • Cisco SG300-10PP
  • HP1920-8G (JG920A)
  • ProSafe M4100-D12G

Make sure to use only SoundGrid-qualified network switches.

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