EtherCON network switch

A touring-grade EtherCON network switch designed for life on the road, handling unicast, multicast and broadcast packets with an elegant and intuitive setup.

LEGACY PRODUCT: discontinued February 2020

The perfect EtherCON switch for any project, anywhere.

From its ruggedized opticalCON and etherCON connectors and 1U chassis, the Hyperion is much more than a standard network switch. It has been built from the ground up to prioritise the unicast, multicast and broadcast packet types specific to lighting and AV protocols to ensure the highest degree of reliability.

The elegant, intuitive localhost web interface allows users to define the speed for each of the Hyperion’s eight ports, set passwords, system name, location and system contact. In addition, handy visual indicators show the status of all etherCON and fibre connections. This is complemented by flexible hardware options for forward or rear-facing opticalCON or SFP connectors to suit a wide range of budgets and requirements.

The Hyperion’s redundancy looping and trunking functionality give the user an option to increase network redundancy between units, allowing for seamless data re-routing in the event a cable becomes damaged or power is lost to one section of a network. Alternatively, throughout speeds can be increased using link aggregation.

To ensure quick deployment of multiple Hyperions, an option has been made available to backup and restore port configurations through the web interface. Whether you are a lighting or audio-visual engineer, we think you’ll find that the ENTTEC Hyperion is the ultimate etherCON network switch for almost any imaginable task.

But don’t just take our word for it.


“Some of the new network switches appearing on the market make me think that it should, and can, be as easy as plug-and-play, including the new Hyperion HP1 gigabit switch from ENTTEC . . .”
Richard Cadena, Light & Sound International

The trusted Industry veteran takes our Hyperion HP1 for a test drive in LSi magazine.


The price is right.

Most budget network switches don’t offer popular industry connectors such as powerCON or opticalCON, while those that do are usually priced through the roof.

With the Hyperion, ENTTEC has come up with a happy compromise. We set out to create an Ethernet switch that ticks all the vital boxes for a productive working life on the road, but one that also wouldn’t break the bank.

We’ve noticed some significantly more expensive switches out there on the market, often with minimal or zero additional functionality, but we’d rather see you put that extra cash towards something more enjoyable. Because it is possible to have your cake and eat it too.

To opticalCON, or not to opticalCON?

Unlike most high-end network switches where the only fiber option is to have expensive opticalCON ports fitted as standard, the Hyperion retains trusted SFP transceiver technology across all models for optical support, keeping costs down by a significant margin for users not requiring opticalCON (in which case, our classic HP1-81 would be the Hyperion for you).

However, if you do want opticalCON, of course you can have opticalCON!

Choose from our flagship pairing with either a front (HP1-82F) or rear-mounted connector (HP1-82R), and you’ll be sorted.



Touring network switch

With industry-standard powerCON, etherCON and opticalCON ports for secure device connection, the HP1’s rugged construction means that it’s built for life on the open road.

Standard 19″ rack size

No messing around with awkward wings and add-ons to make it fit. Simply slot into a standard touring rack space.

Easy webpage configuration

Intuitive web-based configuration. Use your favorite browser, click a few buttons and you’re done. Managing a switch has never been easier.

Prioritises major lighting protocols

Hyperion was designed with professional lighting protocols in mind and is compatible with Art-Net, sACN, MA-Net, PTPv1, PTPv2 and other TCP/IP usages. Multicast or broadcast, this switch can take it all.

Redundancy backbone link

For peace of mind, Ports 7 and 8 act as a redundancy link. If ever one link fails or drops out, the other link will instantly take over. No configuration required.

EtherCON ports

The speed of etherCON ports can be managed, and are user-configurable (up-to 1 Gbps). Detailed statistics for each port is available to review on the web interface.

LC Ports

LC Fiber ports available for projects that don’t need the ruggedized fibre connection OpticalCON offers.