ISE 2019: Meet the Rugged Yamaha SWP2 Series Network Switches

During ISE 2019, Yamaha’s Andy Cooper explains that the new Yamaha SWP2 Series Network Switches are more rugged and handle bandwidth better than predecessors.

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Yamaha’s Andy Cooper talks about Yamaha SWP2 Series Network Switches.

The record-breaking crowd at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2019) were on hand to see the launch of the Yamaha SWP2 Series Network Switches — SWP2-10SMF L2 Switch and SWP2-10MMF L2 Switch — and Commercial Integrator had a front-row seat.

How does the SWP2 Series improve on its predecessor, the SWP1 Series? Well, there are a couple of ways, Andy Cooper, pro audio manager of application engineering for Yamaha, told CI during ISE 2019.

One significant upgrade is that the SWP2 Series facilitates better bandwidth. With ports that offer 10GB per second, “you can carry a lot more bandwidth than the previous generation SWP1,” he says.

Related: What Is Yamaha Pro Audio Audioversity? 

“So why do we want more bandwidth?” Cooper begins. “It’s so we can have large live sound systems working at 96 kHz carrying more than 250 channels of audio or we could have video over IP in the same network as audio over IP. So we can make use of much bigger bandwidth.”

It’s also more rugged. Cooper says the SWP2 Series is extremely durable and “good for touring.”

Watch the full video as Cooper explains the benefits of Yamaha SWP2 Series Network Switches and step-up features versus the SWP1 Series.

More Product Information on Yamaha SWP2 Series Network Switches

SWP2-10SMF product info (via Yamaha website):

The SWP2 series L2 switch is ideal for Dante 96kHz network systems. It features 10 etherCON ports and two single mode fiber opticalCON ports.

  • etherCON Connectors: 4 front / 6 rear
  • opticalCON Connectors: 2 front
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 480 x 44 x 362 mm (18.9″ x 1.7″ x 14.2″)
  • Net Weight: 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs)
SWP2-10MMF product info (via Yamaha website):

The SWP2 series L2 switch is ideal for Dante 96kHz network systems. It features 10 etherCON ports and two multi mode fiber opticalCON ports.

  • etherCON Connectors: 4 front / 6 rear
  • opticalCON Connectors: 2 front
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 480 x 44 x 362 mm (18.9″ x 1.7″ x 14.2″)
  • Net Weight: 4.6 kg (10.1 lbs)

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