Constructing a Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
The SWP1 Series features three types of VLAN presets, which can be easily switched using a DIP switch. In addition to the VLAN presets, you can design and configure your own VLAN using the Web GUI.
In a system that includes other types of networked devices than Dante, or a large-scale system that comprises of many Dante devices, you can avoid unnecessary packet transfers between the different types of device and make the network more stable by segmenting it. Ideally, a separate number of switches should be prepared for each network segment, but you can reduce the required number of switches and cables by using VLANs to create network segments. This method can reduce maintenance costs as well.
Network segmentation refers to the creation of virtual local area networks (VLANs) that are distinct from physical connections. When there are different types of networked devices within a system, you can create VLANs so that while the networks may share the same physical switches, they function as separate virtual networks.