PWVIA Touring Ethernet Switch

PWVIA Touring Ethernet Switch, or VIA™ Gigabit Rack-mount Ethernet Switch with PoE, opticalCON and Active Cooling, is part of 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.

For more information, view Pathway Connectivity's PWVIA Touring Ethernet Switch product page.


There are two models of PWVIA Touring Ethernet Switches by Pathway Connectivity:

6752 Pathway VIA12 TE

VIA, Rack-mount, 12-Ports, RJ45 EtherCON, OpticalCON Duo, PoE Enabled 

  • Part Number: PWVIA RM P12 RJ45EC DUO POE
  • Legacy Name: VIA12 TE Gigabit Ethernet Switch / 
  • Legacy Part Number: P6752-P


Pathway PWVIA touring ethernet switch

VIA, Rack-mount, 12-Ports, RJ45 EtherCON, OpticalCON Quad, PoE Enabled

  • Part Number: PWVIA RM P12 RJ45EC QUAD POE
  • Legacy Name: VIA12 TE Gigabit Ethernet Switch, 12 Port, opticalCON Quad, 100W PoE on-board
  • Legacy Part Number: P6754-P


Both models are gigabit Ethernet switches designed specifically for lighting, sound and video signal routing in live entertainment applications, including live shows. With built-in opticalCON DUO (model 6752-P) and opticalCON QUAD (model 6754-P) fiber connectors for LC multimode fiber.

Unlike switches designed and marketed for office and communication applications, VIA12 TE ships as an unmanaged switch, pre-configured and optimized for entertainment network use, with twelve etherCON® RJ45 copper ports and two opticalCON® DUO (6752-P) or QUAD (6754-P) locking connectors for multi-mode fiber. When needed, VLANs, EAPS, RSTP and other Layer 2/3 management features are easily accessed and configured through the front panel interface and the Pathscape software suite. 100W of power is available on board to supply PoE-enabled devices.


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Additional Information

  • DHCP Server
  • Bandwidth monitor per port
  • RJ45 ports support 10/100/1000Base-T speeds
  • Hardware supports PoE (some models require auxiliary power supply)
  • IGMP snooping and querier per-VLAN ensures efficient multi-cast packet routing
  • Dante-compliant QoS settings
  • Art-Net Trap and Convert eliminates network congestion caused by broadcast Art-Net signal
  • EAPS Ring Protection
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • Configurable with free Pathscape tools
Control Device Type Interface Device
Mounting Location Portable
Mounting Type Clamp
Product Type Ethernet Switch
Networkable Control Yes
Voltage Rating Low 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

Title Description
pdf Pathway Connectivity Pathport C-Series at National Music Forum in Wroclaw, Poland The National Forum of Music (NFM), a brand-new, state-of-the-art concert venue in the heart of Wroclaw, opened on September 4th, 2015. The National Forum of Music is the largest multi-purpose center in Lower Silesia, Poland. The main aim of the center was to create a public institution comprising the Ministry of Culture and National heritage. The NFM needed to come up with a solution to help light all these separated theatres and rooms, without the hassle of cables and wiring. They chose City Theatrical wireless DMX solutions and Pathway Connectivity PATHPORT® C Series nodes in the NFM installation. “In our current situation with the National Forum of Music, we often come across the necessity of conversion of commonly used Ethernet signal into the Traditional DMX standard. The Ethernet signal simultaneously transmits multiple DMX signals and the Pathway node can isolate the desired DMX universe without the necessity of using extra power supplies- the power is being supplied by Ethernet due to POE option. The pathway node is extremely useful to use, the setting is configured from simple software from any computer. The greatest thing about the Pathway C-Series node is that it works impeccably no matter what project we’ve worked on.”
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