Pathway Connectivity is promoting the Pathport VIA 10 Gigabit Ethernet Switch, a 10 port +1 fan-less network switch for entertainment control. With power over ethernet, there is no need for power bricks or IEC’s. A bandwidth monitor is easily visible on the front display of rack mounted units that helps manage link speeds, find bottlenecks, and report percentage usage at current link speed. It uses Link Layer Discovery Protocol to detect what is connected and identify other pathway gear. The Pathport VIA 10 switch allows audio and lighting to be used on the same network while stopping broadcast protocols that normally pollute the network. Normal switches are designed for office and other communication applications, where as the VIA switch is designed for optimal entertainment lighting, sound, and video signal routing.