IP Network Connection
When setting up your SoftRadio system you need to connect the Network Interfaces to your IP network.
This is done through a standard LAN or WAN configuration.
Connecting your Network Interface
One side of the Mimer NetworkInterface has a standard RJ45 connector for 10/100 base TCP/IP.
Connect this side to your IP network as described to the right.
Network Interface with the RJ45 connector
Each Network Interface in the system needs to be given its unique ID-number and unique IP-address. This is done via the program “Network Interface Setup”. Read more here about the settings.
The operator PC needs to have a unique ID-number in the system, but does not need a fixed IP-address.
System example with two radios and two
operators in a local LAN
Different connection types
LAN - Local Area Network
The most common connection is to a standard LAN. Connection is then made through UDP Broadcast.
If the interfaces and the operators are all in the same subnet of your LAN, all operators will have access in paralell to all the devices.
In some cases it is better to run the Mimer system on a separate network, for example for network security reasons.
You can of course do this, just set up a separate LAN. Either put in extra network cards on your computers so they can access two separate networks or use separate computers. With separate computers just for Mimer SoftRadio we recommend that you also use touch screens.
WAN - Wide Area Network / The Internet
The Network Interface can also be connected to a wide area network or to an Internet connection, for example through ADSL.
The connection at the interface end needs to have a fixed IP-address.
If you use a Mimer RadioServer at the radio site, the server will connect to the WAN or the Internet. And the Network Interfaces will then connect to the RadioServer on a local LAN set up for this purpose.
We have customers that work in environments were everything is run via fibre instead of copper.
In that case you will need a converter between fibre/copper. Apart from that there should be no difference.