The VIA12 is a twelve copper port (plus two SFP+ ports) Gigabit Ethernet Switch designed specifically for lighting, sound and video signal routing in all entertainment production systems, including live shows.

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Unlike switches designed and marketed for office and communication applications, VIA12 is convection cooled and ships as an unmanaged switch, pre-configured and optimized for entertainment network use. Layer 2 and 3 management features are enabled and configured through the front panel interface and the Pathscape software suite.

  • Trap Art-Net and convert it to sACN
  • Features include IGMP querier and snooping, DHCP server per VLAN, bandwidth monitor, Dante-compliant QoS option, EAPS, ring protection, Rapid Spanning Tree (RSTP)
  • Silent operation - fanless, convection-cooled design
  • Illuminated LCD display and rotary encoder for displaying and setting switch and port properties
  • Global properties editable from front panel interface: IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, VLAN Configuration, Link Speed, PoE Allocation, DHCP Pool, Ring Protection
  • Properties displayed by front panel interface: Switch Name, Port Name, PoE usage, Serial  Number, MAC address, firmwareProperties displayed by front panel interface: Switch Name, Port Name, PoE Usage, Serial  Number, MAC Address, Firmware Version, Connected Devices (LLDP Compliant), Link Status and Speed, Bandwidth Monitor
  • Model 6750-P features an integrated 100W PoE supply for powering compatible external devices
  • Up to 15W of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) may be allotted to each copper port (6750-P Model)
  • Twelve locking etherCON RJ45 ports (ten on front panel, two on rear) support 10/100/1000Base-T speeds
  • Two mini-GBIC ports on rear panel, for SFP or SFP+ fiber modules (1000Base-LX, 1000Base-SX, 10GBase-SR or 10GBase-LR)
  • Supports SFP+ 10Gbit Direct-Attach cables, both active and passive
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)
  • Includes rack ears; wall and truss mounts available as accessories
  • 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz wide-ranging power input
  • 0.3A maximum power consumption (6750 model)
  • 1.3A maximum power consumption (6750-P model)
  • Operating Conditions: 14°F to 104°F (-10 to +40°C), 5-95% relative humidity, non-condensing
  • IEEE 802.1AB Link Layer Discovery Protocol
  • IEEE 802.3af—Power over Ethernet
  • California Title 1.81.26, Security of Connected Devices
  • 5.2 lb (2.4 kg) [6750-P model]
  • 4.7 lb (2.1 kg) [6750 model]
  • 17"W x 1.7"H x 7"D (432mm x 43mm x 178mm)

The VIA Gigabit Switch models 6750 and 6750-P allow the end user to provide a fiber adaptor. The adaptors are typically referred to as an SFP (Small Form Pluggable transceiver) or mini-GBIC (gigabit interface converter).

Pathway part number 6799 is an SFP 850nm Ethernet Optical Transceiver that is compatible with VIA12, VIA16 and VIA8, capable of 1Gbps. Part number 6798 is a dual-rate SFP+ 850nm Ethernet Optical Transceiver capable of 10Gbps, compatible with the VIA8 and VIA12 model 675X. These fiber links can go up to 550 m (1800 feet) without issue. In some situations, the run lengths may lead you to choose a different SFP. Follow these guidelines when choosing your SFP:

  1. The form factor must be stated as SFP or SFP+ (not XENpack or others).
  2. The fiber connector is LC Duplex.
  3. The SFP must support Optical Gigabit Ethernet (typically referred to as 1000BASE-SX, 1000BASE-LX, 10GBase-SR or 10GBase-LR)
  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 corresponding Link/Activity LED will light up green. If an incompatible module is detected, the LED will light up red. In Pathscape, the Subdevice properties panel will indicate the link status, SFP Module Type, as well as the LLDP Partner.

NOTE: The 6750 and 6750-P will only work with 1000BASE-SX, 1000BASE-LX (1Gbps) and 10GBase-SR and 10GBase-LR (10Gbps) fiber modules.

The 6750 and 6750-P also support SFP+ 10G Direct Attach cables, both active and passive. This is often the easiest and lowest-cost solution to connect multiple switches if they are close together.

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 module, 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.)




VIA12 Gigabit Ethernet Switch, 12 Port


VIA12 Gigabit Ethernet Switch, 12 Port, 100W PoE on-board



Wall Mount Kit


Truss Mount Kit


SFP+ 850nm 10GB Ethernet Optical Transceiver (VIA8, VIA12)


SFP 850nm 1GB Ethernet Optical Transceiver (VIA8, VIA12, VIA16)