The ARNI (Audio Routed Network Interface) G2 component of an OMNEO system enhances the scalability of the system by its ability to act as a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server which eliminates the need to use the IPv4LL protocol. As a DHCP server, ARNI G2 supports one (1) subnet when there is no DHCP server available. It can act as a DNS (Domain Name System) server, storing the DNS-SD (Domain Name System - Service Directory) records of nodes and responding to controller queries, meaning standard DNS can be used for DNS-SD and name resolving. ARNI G2 also extends the use of PTP (Precision Time Protocol) over multiple IP (Internet Protocol) subnets by acting as a boundary clock, synchronized to a master clock using unicast PTP and acts as the clock master in its own subnet using multicast PTP to synchronize the OMNEO nodes.
- Better scalability through the use of either a DHCP server or DNS server, which extends the use of PTP over multiple subnets
- Up to 450 devices on a single subnet and up to 40 subnets totaling 10000 devices
- Two configuration options, ARNI-S G2 (standard) and ARNI-E G2 (enterprise)
- Supports redundancy in both ARNI-S G2 and ARNI-E G2 configurations