We've got a client that wants to build an Axia network on fiber using the following:
- Axia AES/EBU Digital Audio Node in the studio
*Catalyst 2960-8TC-S ethernet switch with Cisco SFP Gigabit Interface *Converter (GLC-LH-SM) for the studio and transmitter side
*Omnia one on the transmitter side
Is this possible or is it out of range and do we need to use something like the iPort?
Axia Guru Marc Johnson replies:
In short, it depends on what fiber you use and if it is a direct connection from point A to B. I would consult a fiber specialist for complete details but for the most part, a 850nm piece of multimode fiber will cover a transmission distance of 3k meters. There are also some types of fiber that can transmit up to 60k meters (1550nm). If this is a dedicated piece, then you should be able to extend a piece of Livewire gear to the remote site without any issues. If this is open to other traffic or a leased/shared line that you can not control, then I would most definitely look into a compressed transmission solution such as an iPort or Z/IP.