The eLink is a PoE-enabled entertainment Ethernet router designed to bridge two distinct Local Area Networks, capable of several functions where network isolation and security is a concern.

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As Ethernet data distribution in entertainment and architectural systems becomes more ubiquitous, tools are needed to ensure data from one system is not flooding the network causing unnecessary or insecure traffic. The eLink aids in enforcing good networking practices, making your networks cleaner, faster and more reliable.

  • Two etherCON network ports on different LANs; the Primary Port being 1Gb PoE-enabled for powering the device
  • Secondary Ethernet Port is 100Mb, typically connected to the downstream network
  • The Primary Port can optionally loopback converted protocols on the main networks when physical isolation of data is not needed for single LAN systems
  • Contact Closure Interface can be configured to freeze output stream or cease tranmission of data
  • Front Panel configuration of standard patches using sACN, Secure sACN, Art-Net, Strand ShowNet, and Pathport Protocol
  • Pathscape configuration allows custom slot-by-slot patching, merging and prioritizing multiple sources
  • Pathport-style signal loss behaviors including Hold Last Look, Fade and Port Shutdown
  • Supports a matrix of 128 inputs by 16 outputs of Network DMX data simultaneously using five industry protocols
  • 10/100Mb/1Gb etherCON Ports
  • Power-over-Ethernet Class 2 device - 8W maximum
  • 24-48VDC Auxiliary Power Input
  • Dry Contact Closure Interface for controlling output behaviors
  • Supports Pathport protocols, Art-Net, Strand ShowNet, Net3, sACN, Pathway Secure sACN
  • Configurable via Pathscape or Front Panel
  • Operating conditions: 14°F to 122°F (-10°C to +50°C), 5-95% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • IEEE 802.3af—Power over Ethernet
  • ANSI E1.31 streaming ACN
  • California Title 1.81.26 Security of Connected Devices
  • RoHS 2011/65/EU
  • CE
  • 2.3 lb (1 kg)
  • 8.6"W x 1.7"H x 7"D in (218mm x 43mm x 177mm)




eLink Network Protocol Converter/Router, rear etherCON



24Watt, 24VDC Auxiliary Power Supply, Wallwart