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PWVIA Installation Ethernet Switch

VIA™ Gigabit Rack-mount Ethernet Switch with PoE

By Pathway

  • Overview
  • Specifications
The VIA™ series of Ethernet Switches are designed specifically for lighting, sound and video signal distribution in all entertainment production systems, including live shows. Unlike switches designed and marketed for office and communication applications, VIA switches ship unmanaged, pre-configured and optimized for entertainment network use. Advanced management features, including VLAN Support, EAPS Ring Protection, IGMP. The VIA Rack-mount switches feature robust housings that will stand up to the abuse of touring shows and theatre backstages. This Pathway Pro marked product, geared for advanced entertainment lighting system applications and is available only to authorized buyers.
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Control Device Type Interface Device
Mounting Location Portable
Mounting Type Clamp
Product Type Ethernet Switch
Networkable Control Yes
Voltage Rating Line Voltage, MVOLT
# of Comm. Ports 12
Receiving Protocol Ethernet
Sending Protocol Ethernet, sACN
Dimming Protocol sACN
Compliance Listing CA Title 1.81.26, ROHS
Regulatory Listing CE, ETL
Series PWVIA

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  • Spec Sheets

    Document Type Document Title Description Updated View
    SPEC SHEET Pathway-VIA-PWVIA-RM-Install-PathwayPro Spec Sheet.pdf VIA Installation Ethernet Switch Rack-mount 8/18/2021 View

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  • Guideline Specifications

    Document Type Document Title Description Updated View
    Guideline Specification Sheets parts-1-and-3-only.docx CSI Div 26 Parts 1 and 3 only 1/10/2022
  • Technical Documents (e.g. Instruction Sheets, MSDS, CAD)

    Document Type Document Title Description Updated View
    CAD block-PWVIA RM P12.dwg Blocks and Drawing (PWVIA RM P12) DWG 8/3/2021
    CAD block-PWVIA RM P12.pdf Blocks and Drawing (PWVIA RM P12) PDF 8/3/2021 View
    Installation Guide Pathway PWVIA RM P12 Installation Guide.pdf PWVIA Rack-mount P12 Installation Guide 10/25/2021 View
    Line Drawing line-PWACC TMLG.dwg Dimensions and notes (PWACC TMLG) DWG 3/29/2022
    Line Drawing line-PWACC TMLG.pdf Dimensions and notes (PWACC TMLG) PDF 3/29/2022 View
    Line Drawing line-PWACC WMLG.dwg Dimensions and notes (PWACC WMLG) DWG 3/29/2022
    Line Drawing line-PWACC WMLG.pdf Dimensions and notes (PWACC WMLG) PDF 3/29/2022 View
    Line Drawing line-PWVIA RM P12 RJ45EC.dwg Dimensions and notes (PWVIA RM P12 RJ45EC) DWG 3/24/2022
    Line Drawing line-PWVIA RM P12 RJ45EC.pdf Dimensions and notes (PWVIA RM P12 RJ45EC) PDF 3/24/2022 View
    Technical Bulletins EC-DoC-PWVIA_RM.pdf EC Declaration of Conformity 8/25/2021 View
    Technical Bulletins Factory Defaulting Pathway Ethernet Devices How to default a device to clear settings and recover Security Domain. 9/10/2021 View
    User Manual Pathway PWVIA RM P12 Manual.pdf PWVIA VIA Ethernet Switch Rack-mount Manual 8/18/2021 View
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  • Confidential Documents

  • Marketing Material (e.g. Brochures, Sell Sheets, FAQs, )

    Document Type Document Title Description Updated View
    Sell Sheet WHY VIA? An explanation of why to choose an Entertainment Class switch over an Enterprise Class switch. 10/7/2021 View
    White Paper Ethernet - The Medium is the Message Article by Robert Bell in the Fall 2021 issue of Protocol magazine. Entertainment Networking 10/27/2021 View
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    How to Buy

    Pathway Connectivity sells products for theatrical and entertainment lighting applications through a network of qualified dealers.  For a referral to a dealer near you, please click on the Contact Us form below.

    •  Contact Us

    For commercial applications, Acuity Brands Lighting and Controls products are primarily sold through a network of agents and distributors across North America, please see the link below to locate an agent near you.  

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    Technical Support

    Pathway Connectivity is dedicated to providing outstanding technical support.  Please call us at 1.866.617.3074 or email

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