Network Setup for IP Transceivers

The Arcadia Central Station has four IP addresses. IP traffic is spread over these addresses. See LAN ports 1 - 4 ( I and J). See Rear Panel Connectors and Indicators.

The LAN ports are fully user configurable but you can work with the following default settings:

  • LAN 1: Management and AES67 (AoIP) audio traffic are combined on this connector
  • LAN 2: Not configured
  • LAN 3: Not configured (SFP)
  • LAN 4: Not configured (SFP)

ClosedConnection to IP Transceivers, Example 1

ClosedConnection to IP Transceivers and Dante, Example 2

ClosedConnection to IP Transceivers and Dante, Example 3

ClosedConnection to IP Transceivers, Example 4

Setup Rules

  • The default setup (management and AES67 audio on the same connector) is intended for use with a dedicated network switch for the Arcadia Station and its transceivers (see example network setup, example 1).
  • If you do not have a network switch that is dedicated to the Station and transceivers, Clear-Com recommends that you split AES67 traffic onto a separate LAN (see example network setup, example 4). This is in order to accommodate the IP transceivers' need for high clocking accuracy. Too much traffic on your network will degrade the performance of your IP transceivers.
  • For the AoIP network, try to keep the number of layer 2 hops between PTP leader and follower as low as possible (no more than 3). If more are required, consider using a Boundary Clock or a Transparent Clock.
  • For more information on achieving a well-regulated PTP network and recommendations for suitable switches, see Clear-Com AoIP Network Recommendations available from the FreeSpeak II Knowledge Center.
  • Use DHCP (the default setting) for fast and easy setup of the devices. If the device does not encounter a DHCP server on the network it will automatically allocate an address in the link-local range (169.254.xx.xx).
  • IP addresses can be configured statically under Hardware > Resources > Network in the CCM.
  • For information on the 5 GHz transceiver (status and connection indicators) see the Edge Transceiver Quick Start Guide available from the FreeSpeak Edge Knowledge Center.
  • Connection status indicators on the FreeSpeak II IP transceiver are the same as the Edge transceiver (no channel scan).
  • For PoE to the transceivers you will need a PoE enabled network switch.