I'm studying specs for a new school. For the Cafeteria and Gym sound systems, the Technology Consultant has specified Ashly ne24.24m as the audio mixer/DSP, using Ashly FR-16 remote fader control. The stated intent is for the remote to be used wirelessly in the spaces (cafeteria and gym), using Ubitquiti PicoStationM remote client WiFi bridge.
Specs are not clear on whether these parts are supposed to tie in with school's LAN, or form a small, stand-alone audio network.
The first thing I noticed is that the FR-16 requires Power over Ethernet (PoE, 2 watts), which is not provided by the mixer/DSP. Thus, an PoE injector or network switch is needed for wired operation. Now I'm trying to figure out how the remote can be used wirelessly with the PicoStation.
The PicoStation also requires PoE (8 watts).
I sent them an RFI asking "Huh?" The consultant appears to be primarily focused on IT, not audio, so I think they are going to ask me for my suggestion.
Tying the fader remote and PicoStation to a PoE network switch will be much less mobile than they are intending.
How can the Ashly FR-16 remote be used as a wireless, mobile controller for ne24.24m matrix mixer?