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#1 Marcin_gps

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 07:44 PM

I'm pleased to announce the world's first audiophile network interface: http://jplay.eu/ml_p...net-card-femto/:)

 

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 09:30 PM

i read they recommand a 200W supply for an ethernet card?



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Posted 26 June 2017 - 09:56 PM

i read they recommand a 200W supply for an ethernet card?

It's the maximum output of power transformer. Actual output power for one 5V line is 15W (3A). 
Besides, the power requirements for the NET Card FEMTO are higher than e.g. USB Card FEMTO. That's why we had to use heatsinks. 


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 12:38 AM

Is this similar to the Rednet system by Focusrite?



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Posted 27 June 2017 - 03:07 AM

Any point using this for a PC that doesn't do streaming at all? I don't even stream from NAS. I use headless single PC with built in SSD storage.

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 07:11 AM

Is this similar to the Rednet system by Focusrite?

No. Rednet uses DANTE system. 

NET Card FEMTO uses standard TCP/IP protocols, but using highest grade hardware. I'm pretty sure Rednet can benefit from it as well. 

 

Any point using this for a PC that doesn't do streaming at all? I don't even stream from NAS. I use headless single PC with built in SSD storage.

If you're using JPLAY then it could be some benefit as JPLAY uses network internally, but not sure if the improvement would justify the cost. 


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 09:41 AM

Any point using this for a PC that doesn't do streaming at all? I don't even stream from NAS. I use headless single PC with built in SSD storage.

This card is great if you use microRendu or sotm sms200


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 04:02 PM

This card is great if you use microRendu or sotm sms200

Or Roon core -> Roon ready

or PC music server -> Linn / Lumin / Auralic Aries ... (any network player)


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 07:33 PM

Or, for a PC/Music Server with DHCP Server directly connected to a DAC with Renderer input, no switch in between.
It should be amazing!
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Posted 27 June 2017 - 08:04 PM

Or, for a PC/Music Server with DHCP Server directly connected to a DAC with Renderer input, no switch in between.
It should be amazing!

 

Exactly :) 


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:56 AM

Does the card support network bridging under Windows 10?



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:02 PM

Does the card support network bridging under Windows 10?

Yes

 

I believe that's how many microRendu / sms200 users would like to use the card - to connect one port to router and 2nd to network renderer. 

 

The method was first described by romaz on CA: https://www.computer...and-microrendu/


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:19 PM

Yes

 

I believe that's how many microRendu / sms200 users would like to use the card - to connect one port to router and 2nd to network renderer. 

 

The method was first described by romaz on CA: https://www.computer...and-microrendu/

 

Good news and yes that is exactly my intent.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 06:36 PM

Yes
 
I believe that's how many microRendu / sms200 users would like to use the card - to connect one port to router and 2nd to network renderer. 
 
The method was first described by romaz on CA: https://www.computer...and-microrendu/

No. The method was first described by me on soundex.ru :) : https://translate.go...#comment-967623

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 06:47 PM

And here: https://forums.linn....28246#pid328246

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:40 PM

Hi Mihaylov and welcome! 

 

Thanks for the links!

BTW - we recommended direct ethernet connection between control pc (server) and audio PC (USB audio endpoint) late 2012 with the introduction of JPLAY dual PC mode :) 

 

Best regards,

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:01 PM

If I understand correctly the SMS200 firmware has just been updated to allow setting a static IP address.

So I guess this should simplify the setup using a dual Ethernet card..

No need go through that bridging stuff...

Do I got that correct ?

Thanks...

 

(PS: maybe good to post some step-by-step instructions for some of these likely scenarios.)



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 07:58 AM

If I understand correctly the SMS200 firmware has just been updated to allow setting a static IP address.

So I guess this should simplify the setup using a dual Ethernet card..

No need go through that bridging stuff...

Do I got that correct ?

Thanks...

 

(PS: maybe good to post some step-by-step instructions for some of these likely scenarios.)

 

That's not really correct, there are others configurations required: default gateway, dns server... all these settings are sent by the DHCP server, so the bridge send all these infos from the dhcp server to the sms-200. This is really easy to configure, I did it and that takes me 10 minutes

 

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 09:05 AM

I agree, network bridge is probably the easiest way: http://www.thewindow...-bridge-windows


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 09:44 AM

When approximately you plan to start shipping?






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