The VIA16 is a 10/100 Ethernet switch with sixteen copper ports and two gigabit mini-GBIC ports for SFP modules.

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Designed to mount to 35mm DIN rail, this compact switch is engineered specifically for sACN data distribution using Pathport Gateways, Choreo controllers, Cognito consoles and NSB or Vignette architectural wall stations.

Management features, such as VLANs, DHCP and IGMP multicast filtering, are configured with the free Pathscape software. Two gigabit SFP receptacles allow you to connect to larger networks with advanced features such as RSTP and EAPS for complete redundant backup.

  • 35mm DIN rail mountable
  • Features including IGMP querier and snooping, DHCP per VLAN, Dante-compliant QoS option, Art-Net to sACN conversion
  • Silent operation - fanless, convection-cooled design
  • Acts as PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) source to connected devices, up to 15W per port, on ports 1 through 12
  • Settable properties include Switch Name, Port Name, IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, VLAN configuration, Link speed, PoE allocation, DHCP pool, IGMP filtering
  • Reported properties include PoE usage, Serial Number, MAC address, firmware version, connected devices (LLDP compliant), link status, bandwidth usage
  • Sixteen RJ45 ports support 10/100Base-T speeds
  • Two mini-GBIC ports for SFP fiber modules (1000Base-LX or 1000Base-SX)
  • 20-50 VDC power input, 10 W maximum (Switch Only)
  • 48-50 VDC power input, 190 W maximum (including 180 W for up to 12 PoE devices)
  • Operating conditions: 14°F to 118°F (-10°C to +48°C), 5-95% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • IEEE 802.3af—Power over Ethernet
  • CE
  • RoHS 2011/65/EU
  • 1.08 lbs (0.49 kg)
  • 3.6” x 8.0” x 3.1” (91mm 200mm x 78mm) 

Some Pathway Connectivity VIA switches allow for the end user to add a fiber adapter. Pathway part number 6799 is a Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) 850nm Ethernet Optical Transceiver that enables a maximum cable distance of 550m (0.3 miles) over multi mode fiber using an LC duplex connector.

If you need further distances or have different fiber specifications, please use the following as guidelines for selection:

1. The form factor must be stated as SFP (not SFP+, XENpack or others).
2. The fiber connector is LC Duplex.
3. The SFP must support Optical Gigabit Ethernet, typically referred to as 1000BASE‐SX or 1000BASE‐LX.
4. The SFP must match the type of fiber installed, either Single Mode or Multi‐Mode.
5. The SFP must support the distance required, which in turn determines the optical wavelength. 850nm is typically used for runs up to 550m, while 1310nm is typically used for runs up to 10km.
We strongly recommend each end of the connection use an identical SFP.

When the SFP module is inserted in the switch, the Module Present LED will light up. If an incompatible
module is detected, the Error LED will light up. The Port status field in Pathscape will indicate 1000BASE‐LX or 1000BASE‐SX, as well as the link status.

When connecting a VIA to another manufacturer’s switch using fiber, please bear in mind that some
switches check the manufacturer’s ID, as announced by the SFP, and will only connect to a matching
brand. VIA switches do not perform a manufacturer’s ID check, and should work with any SFP module
meeting the criteria above (Cisco, Finisar, Netgear, etc.)




VIA16 PoE Ethernet Switch, 16 Port, eDIN  (8")



100 Watt, 48VDC Power Supply, DIN-Mountable


eDIN System Enclosure, 10" x 13" x 4.5"
c/w One 9" Vertical DIN Rail


eDIN System Enclosure, 10" x 23" x 4.5"
c/w One 19" Vertical DIN Rail


eDIN System Enclosure, 10" x 23" x 4.5"
c/w Three 9" Horizontal DIN Rail


eDIN System Enclosure, 10" x 13" x 4.5"
c/w Two 9" Horizontal DIN Rail


Expanded eDIN System Enclosure 18.5" x 31.5" x 6.5"
c/w Three 24"Vertical DIN Rail,
One 18” DIN Rail in Class 1 section,
two 3-gang knockouts in removable door


SFP 850nm Ethernet Optical Transceiver