Audio Communications Environment Network
The Audio Communications Environment Network (ACENet) is a low-latency network for remote digital audio and I/O distribution. ACENet devices such as the
ACE-RIU, ACU2, Ashly Amplifier, and Crown Amplifier distribute audio to a variety of user interfaces, such as military headsets, PTT devices, HHT (Hand-Held Terminal) devices, speakers, and live radios.
A comprehensive overview of ACENet can be found in the
Technical User Guide
No other traffic should be present on the ACENet network. Only
ASTi servers, ACENet audio distribution devices, and approved ACENet-compatible network switches are permitted.
If you wish to use a network switch with ACENet, it must be gigabit-capable. See below for further switch requirements and a list of ACENet-compatible switches.
Category 5e cable
All cabling connections on the ACENet network must be Category 5e
grade or higher.
Category 5e cable or better
100 meters (328 feet) maximum distance
Wire according to 1000BASE-T Specification
Gigabit Capable (1000 Mbps)
OSI Layer 2 Switching device.
Must be a LAN switch, not a hub.
1 SMCGS24, SMC8508T, SMCGS16, SMCGS8
GS105, GS108, GS605, JGS516, JGS524
6500 series, 4900 series, 4500 series, 3500 series, 2960 series
1 The SMC switches are not supported if manufactured in 2012 or later due to functionality changes.
*Packet drop outs, possibly due to 802.1 Prioritization