The following information is pulled from the ACENet Techincal User Guide. For a comprehensive overview of ACENet, please see the full guide:View Guide
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.
|Closed Network||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.|
|Gigabit Switch||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.|
|SMC1||SMCGS24, SMC8508T, SMCGS16, SMCGS8|
|Netgear||GS105, GS108, GS605, JGS516, JGS524|
|Cisco Catalyst||6500 series, 4900 series, 4500 series, 3500 series, 2960 series|
|HP ProCurve||2800 series|
1 The SMC switches are not supported if manufactured in 2012 or later due to functionality changes.
2 Packet drop outs, possibly due to 802.1 prioritization