Work Pro Audio, Valencia’s Equipson Group AV brand, has announced the launch of the WNS-8P, an 8-port Ethernet switch designed especially for AV applications in the live, installation and integration markets.
“Network technology is a fundamental component of the modern AV industry,” explained Equipson CSO Juan Jose Vila.
“For some time, our AV customers have been making us aware what a headache it can be to configure Ethernet switches designed for use in standard data networks, not AV applications. We realised there was a requirement for a switch designed specifically for AV installation professionals, and so the WNS-8P was born,” he explained.
Housed in a standard 19-inch rack, the Work Pro Audio WNS-8P offers Power Over Ethernet (PoE) on each of its standard Ethernet connectors, is compatible with RJ45 and etherCON connectors, and can be configured using a simple web-based interface. Compatible with Work Pro’s numerous Ethernet-based AV solutions, including the BlueLine range, ArtNet/sACN nodes and the recently launched LightShark range of lighting consoles and associated expanders.
The Work Pro Audio WNS-8P is intended to have industry-wide appeal, bringing together Ethernet-based AV hardware from many manufacturers and forming the basis of (for example) Dante or DMX streaming networks.