Premanaged Gigabit Ethernet Switch – XES-2T6

The XES-2T6 is a six plus two port Gigabit Ethernet switch with two ports being aggregated to a high throughput, redundant trunk link. The six other ports are individually assignable to groups (IEEE 802.1Q VLANs) that may participate in completely independent networks that do not interfere with each other. Thanks to the graphic OLED display, the encoder knob and a push button for each of the six configurable ports, the switch is intuitive to setup and the configuration is done in next to no time.

The grouping and the redundant fast backbone link make the XES-2T6 an ideal solution for interconnecting the stage with the FOH for instance.

As a layer 2 switch, the XES-2T6 is generally unaware of the application and therefore it works well with any protocol that operates on top of TCP/IP and with many Ethernet based protocols. However, special precautions have been taken to ensure that the XES-2T6 works perfectly with Art-Net, sACN and Dante. The Art-Net specification for example expects the controller to only send data every few seconds or when an update is available. A typical switch might put itself into sleep mode when no traffic is observed, not so the XES-2T6; it stays ready to forward data anytime without delay.
With the increased acceptance of TCP/IP and Ethernet based protocols, the proper operation of the network and its equipment has become critical for many shows. Therefore, it is crucial to professionally plan, configure and install the network for any show or venue. As a measure to further lower the chances of network outages, the XES-2T6 comes equipped with two separate switch mode PSUs that can be powered from two different mains supplies.

  • Optimized for Art-Net, sACN and Dante
  • Two aggregated trunk ports
  • Groups (IEEE 802.1Q VLANs)
  • Four queue DiffServ (differentiated services) for optimal quality of service (QoS) with the Dante protocol
  • No broadcast bandwidth limitation
  • Two universal power supplies (redundant PSU)
  • Neutrik powerCON inputs and outputs for primary and backup power supply unit
  • Neutrik etherCON sockets for network connection
  • Rack mountable, 1 height unit


Ambient temperature −30 to +50°C (−22 to +122°F)
Typical power consumption ca. 10 W
AC power input 100-240 V AC
Ethernet (all ports) 1000BASE-T(IEEE 802.3ab) and 100BASETX/10BASE-T, auto negotiating, auto MDI-X
Ethernet ports 2 + 6
Ethernet switch type Layer 2 Ethernet switch
Address look-up engine 4000 entries
Art-Net / sACN capacity >1000 simultaneous universes
Dante capacity Up to 128 channels per direction at 48 kHz


Kaal 1.7 kg
Mõõtmed 48.2 × 13.6 × 0.44 cm