Biamp TesiraCONNECT TC-5D
The TesiraCONNECT TC-5D is a 5-port AVB-capable PoE+ network device which can be configured as a Dante or AVB interface to a Tesira system. While it retains all of the features of the original the TesiraCONNECT, the TC-5D also provides the ability to bridge AVB and Dante media networks. This enables easy integration of Dante devices to a Tesira AVB-only system or Tesira AVB devices (e.g. Tesira Amplifiers, Tesira Expanders) to a Tesira DANTE-only system.
In the Tesira software, the TC-5D appears as a Tesira infrastructure device. The TC-5D works out of the box with Biamp products as a AVB network switch just like the TesiraCONNECT TC-5, and does not require any configuration. To be used as a media bridge between Dante and Tesira AVB networks, the TC-5D needs to be included in the Tesira layout. Once configured it is assigned a Unit ID and included in the equipment table.
TC-5D is primarily intended for use in limited scope systems such as conference rooms and combinable rooms. Up to four TesiraCONNECT TC-5 and/or TC-5D devices can be used within a single media network cluster. For larger installations requiring a higher number of AVB ports we recommend the use of Avnu-certified managed switches.
TesiraCONNECT TC-5D is a Switch as well as an Endpoint device that runs Tesira Firmware 3.16 or later. The TC-5D will continue to pass other network traffic even if its configured as a Dante or AVB interface. All configuration, firmware updates, and fault monitoring are provided via Tesira Software and Biamp Sagevue.
Up to four TesiraCONNECT TC-5 and/or TC-5D devices can be used within a single media network cluster. The devices may be in a star or chain topology and can be a combination of TC-5 and TC-5D devices.
The TC-5D does not support user configurable DSP, and therefore blocks like level controls cannot be assigned to it in the software.
As of Tesira Firmware 4.0 or later, meter blocks can be assigned to TC-5D to conveniently monitor media handled by the TC-5D blocks.
The features and capabilities of the TC-5D include:
- 5-ports with 100/1000M Ethernet
- All 5 ports are AVB/Dante enabled, and will autodetect port role (AVB, Dante, Dante+AVB)
- All 5 ports are AVB enabled with support for up to 150 AVB streams
- Network I/O when acting as a media bridge:
- Dante: 32×32 channels, 32 Flows with 32 Con/Mon channels
- AVB: 128×128 channels and 64 Streams