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[JADConfig] Standards


Overview

JADConfig builds a VLAN switching system from 2G, 2G Omega, or 3G Ultra devices with a compatible switch.

To make systems more easy to inventory and troubleshoot, JADConfig configures the system with a set of standards that are always followed.


Physical Port Connections

The order of connecting Just Add Power devices to the switch are determined by JADConfig.

  • Port 1 = Network uplink. Connected to the data network. If no data network exists, connects to the control system.
  • Port 2 = Transmitter 1 connection. Every system must have at least 1 Transmitter.
  • Ports 2 through X = Transmitters are connected to the switch starting at port 1, then go sequentially until there are no more Transmitters.
    • For example, a system with 6 Transmitters will have them connected to ports 2 through 7
  • Ports X+1 through Y = Receivers are connected to the switch immediately after the last Transmitter, then go sequentially until there are no more Receivers.
    • For example, a system with 9 Receivers will have them connected starting after the last Transmitter. We do not know where the first Receiver is connected until we know the number of Transmitter ports. If the system has 6 Transmitter ports, then the Receivers are connected to ports 8 through 16.
  • Ports Y+1 through the rest of the switch = Data ports. These ports have the same configuration as Port 1. The user can reconfigure these ports to behave however they want, as long as they do not interfere with VLANs 10 through 410.


VLAN Assignments

JADConfig uses VLANs 1, 2, and 10 through 410 when building a system. VLANs 1 or 2 are for data network connection (untagged). VLANs 10 through 410 (untagged) do not leave the switch and do not need to planned for on the data network.

  • VLAN 10 = all Receivers reside in this VLAN
  • VLAN 11 = AV signal for Transmitter 1
  • VLAN 12 = AV signal for Transmitter 2
  • ...
  • VLAN 410 = AV signal for Transmitter 400

IP Tables

JADConfig offers 4 subnets that can be applied to a Just Add Power system, or the ability to set a custom subnet.

  • Class A: 10.0.0.0 mask 255.0.0.0
  • Class B: 172.16.0.0 mask 255.255.0.0
  • Class C 100: 192.168.100.0 mask 255.255.255.0
  • Class C 200: 192.168.200.0 mask 255.255.255.0

The specific subnet chosen does not affect the system as long as 2 rules are followed:

  1. Each Transmitter and Receiver need a unique IP address
  2. The selected subnet is not duplicated elsewhere on the network

The tables below cover the 4 standard IP schemes and an example of a custom IP scheme. Each table presents the first 10 Transmitters and Receivers and can be extrapolated for the rest.

Class A

Maximum 4095 sources and 65,534 displays

Transmitters
Device IP Subnet Mask Default Gateway
Transmitter 1 10.0.0.2 255.0.0.0 10.0.0.1
Transmitter 2 10.0.0.6 255.0.0.0 10.0.0.5
Transmitter 3 10.0.0.10 255.0.0.0 10.0.0.9
Transmitter 4 10.0.0.14 255.0.0.0 10.0.0.13
Transmitter 5 10.0.0.18 255.0.0.0 10.0.0.17
Transmitter 6 10.0.0.22 255.0.0.0 10.0.0.21
Transmitter 7 10.0.0.26 255.0.0.0 10.0.0.25
Transmitter 8 10.0.0.30 255.0.0.0 10.0.0.29
Transmitter 9 10.0.0.34 255.0.0.0 10.0.0.33
Transmitter 10 10.0.0.38 255.0.0.0 10.0.0.37
Receivers
Device IP Subnet Mask Default Gateway
Receiver 1 10.128.0.2 255.0.0.0 10.128.0.1
Receiver 2 10.128.0.3 255.0.0.0 10.128.0.1
Receiver 3 10.128.0.4 255.0.0.0 10.128.0.1
Receiver 4 10.128.0.5 255.0.0.0 10.128.0.1
Receiver 5 10.128.0.6 255.0.0.0 10.128.0.1
Receiver 6 10.128.0.7 255.0.0.0 10.128.0.1
Receiver 7 10.128.0.8 255.0.0.0 10.128.0.1
Receiver 8 10.128.0.9 255.0.0.0 10.128.0.1
Receiver 9 10.128.0.10 255.0.0.0 10.128.0.1
Receiver 10 10.128.0.11 255.0.0.0 10.128.0.1

Class B

Maximum 4095 sources and 32,766 displays

Transmitters
Device IP Subnet Mask Default Gateway
Transmitter 1 172.16.0.2 255.255.0.0 172.16.0.1
Transmitter 2 172.16.0.6 255.255.0.0 172.16.0.5
Transmitter 3 172.16.0.10 255.255.0.0 172.16.0.9
Transmitter 4 172.16.0.14 255.255.0.0 172.16.0.13
Transmitter 5 172.16.0.18 255.255.0.0 172.16.0.17
Transmitter 6 172.16.0.22 255.255.0.0 172.16.0.21
Transmitter 7 172.16.0.26 255.255.0.0 172.16.0.25
Transmitter 8 172.16.0.30 255.255.0.0 172.16.0.29
Transmitter 9 172.16.0.34 255.255.0.0 172.16.0.33
Transmitter 10 172.16.0.38 255.255.0.0 172.16.0.37
Receivers
Device IP Subnet Mask Default Gateway
Receiver 1 172.16.128.2 255.255.0.0 172.16.128.1
Receiver 2 172.16.128.3 255.255.0.0 172.16.128.1
Receiver 3 172.16.128.4 255.255.0.0 172.16.128.1
Receiver 4 172.16.128.5 255.255.0.0 172.16.128.1
Receiver 5 172.16.128.6 255.255.0.0 172.16.128.1
Receiver 6 172.16.128.7 255.255.0.0 172.16.128.1
Receiver 7 172.16.128.8 255.255.0.0 172.16.128.1
Receiver 8 172.16.128.9 255.255.0.0 172.16.128.1
Receiver 9 172.16.128.10 255.255.0.0 172.16.128.1
Receiver 10 172.16.128.11 255.255.0.0 172.16.128.1

Class C 100

Maximum 32 sources and 126 displays

Transmitters
Device IP Subnet Mask Default Gateway
Transmitter 1 192.168.100.2 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.1
Transmitter 2 192.168.100.6 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.5
Transmitter 3 192.168.100.10 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.9
Transmitter 4 192.168.100.14 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.13
Transmitter 5 192.168.100.18 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.17
Transmitter 6 192.168.100.22 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.21
Transmitter 7 192.168.100.26 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.25
Transmitter 8 192.168.100.30 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.29
Transmitter 9 192.168.100.34 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.33
Transmitter 10 192.168.100.38 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.37
Receivers
Device IP Subnet Mask Default Gateway
Receiver 1 192.168.100.130 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.129
Receiver 2 192.168.100.131 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.129
Receiver 3 192.168.100.132 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.129
Receiver 4 192.168.100.133 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.129
Receiver 5 192.168.100.134 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.129
Receiver 6 192.168.100.135 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.129
Receiver 7 192.168.100.136 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.129
Receiver 8 192.168.100.137 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.129
Receiver 9 192.168.100.138 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.129
Receiver 10 192.168.100.139 255.255.255.0 192.168.100.129

Class C 200

Maximum 32 sources and 126 displays

Transmitters
Device IP Subnet Mask Default Gateway
Transmitter 1 192.168.200.2 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.1
Transmitter 2 192.168.200.6 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.5
Transmitter 3 192.168.200.10 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.9
Transmitter 4 192.168.200.14 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.13
Transmitter 5 192.168.200.18 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.17
Transmitter 6 192.168.200.22 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.21
Transmitter 7 192.168.200.26 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.25
Transmitter 8 192.168.200.30 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.29
Transmitter 9 192.168.200.34 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.33
Transmitter 10 192.168.200.38 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.37
Receivers
Device IP Subnet Mask Default Gateway
Receiver 1 192.168.200.130 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.129
Receiver 2 192.168.200.131 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.129
Receiver 3 192.168.200.132 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.129
Receiver 4 192.168.200.133 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.129
Receiver 5 192.168.200.134 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.129
Receiver 6 192.168.200.135 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.129
Receiver 7 192.168.200.136 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.129
Receiver 8 192.168.200.137 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.129
Receiver 9 192.168.200.138 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.129
Receiver 10 192.168.200.139 255.255.255.0 192.168.200.129

Custom Subnet

When choosing a custom subnet, it is helpful to understand how JADConfig will assign IPs based on the initial inputs. JADConfig will ask for 2 inputs:

  1. IP of the Identity (first IP) of the network to be used
  2. Overall subnet mask for the Just Add Power network

Once those two values have been assigned, JADConfig will generate IPs for the switch using this template:

  1. Transmitters in the first half of the subnet, Receivers in the second half of the subnet
    • For example, setting a /16 overall subnet will separate the devices into 2x /17 networks
  2. Each Transmitter must be accessible in a separate VLAN, so a /30 subnet is created for each Transmitter. The Transmitter is assigned the 3rd IP in that subnet, a subnet mask to match the overall network mask, and the default gateway is the 2nd IP in that subnet. The default gateway is then assigned as the IP address of the managed switch for the VLAN assigned to that Transmitter. This results in every 4th IP being a Transmitter, starting from the 3rd IP in the overall subnet.
  3. All Receivers are accessible through a single VLAN, so they use the entire second half of the overall subnet. The 2nd IP in the second-half subnet is assigned as the default gateway on all Receivers, then the Receivers are ordered sequentially starting at the 3rd IP in the second-half subnet. The subnet mask matches the overall network mask.
Transmitters
Device IP Subnet Mask Default Gateway
Transmitter 1 3rd IP in first half Subnet mask 2nd IP in first half
Transmitter 2 7th IP in first half Subnet mask 6th IP in first half
Transmitter 3 11th IP in first half Subnet mask 10th IP in first half
Receivers
Device IP Subnet Mask Default Gateway
Receiver 1 3rd IP in second half Subnet mask 2nd IP in second half
Receiver 2 4th IP in second half Subnet mask 2nd IP in second half
Receiver 3 4th IP in second half Subnet mask 2nd IP in second half

Custom Example

Using a customized input of:

  1. Identity IP: 192.168.10.0
  2. Overall subnet mask: 255.255.254.0 (/23)

Allows for a maximum of 64 sources and 252 displays and produces an IP table of:

Transmitters
Device IP Subnet Mask Default Gateway
Transmitter 1 192.168.10.2 255.255.254.0 192.168.10.1
Transmitter 2 192.168.10.6 255.255.254.0 192.168.10.5
Transmitter 3 192.168.10.10 255.255.254.0 192.168.10.9
Transmitter 4 192.168.10.14 255.255.254.0 192.168.10.13
Transmitter 5 192.168.10.18 255.255.254.0 192.168.10.17
Transmitter 6 192.168.10.22 255.255.254.0 192.168.10.21
Transmitter 7 192.168.10.26 255.255.254.0 192.168.10.25
Transmitter 8 192.168.10.30 255.255.254.0 192.168.10.29
Transmitter 9 192.168.10.34 255.255.254.0 192.168.10.33
Transmitter 10 192.168.10.38 255.255.254.0 192.168.10.37
Receivers
Device IP Subnet Mask Default Gateway
Receiver 1 192.168.11.2 255.255.254.0 192.168.11.1
Receiver 2 192.168.11.3 255.255.254.0 192.168.11.1
Receiver 3 192.168.11.4 255.255.254.0 192.168.11.1
Receiver 4 192.168.11.5 255.255.254.0 192.168.11.1
Receiver 5 192.168.11.6 255.255.254.0 192.168.11.1
Receiver 6 192.168.11.7 255.255.254.0 192.168.11.1
Receiver 7 192.168.11.8 255.255.254.0 192.168.11.1
Receiver 8 192.168.11.9 255.255.254.0 192.168.11.1
Receiver 9 192.168.11.10 255.255.254.0 192.168.11.1
Receiver 10 192.168.11.11 255.255.254.0 192.168.11.1
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