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Tesira network ports and protocols

Biamp's Tesira products use a variety of network protocols to carry out their functions, and those protocols operate on a wide range of network port numbers.  Network administrators often need to know the list of ports that a device might use to communicate over the network.  

This article details all of the ports and protocols used by Tesira devices, as well as the ports and protocols used by PC's running Tesira software or Biamp Canvas software.

System architecture

Definition of "System"

Biamp defines a Tesira “System” as the collection of Tesira devices that are required to implement the processing specified within a single .tmf file, a file created with Tesira design software.  It is this concept of a system that allows the devices to share DSP resources and control data.  Devices that are in the same system communicate with one another using various proprietary and non-proprietary protocols.

IP addressing

Each device in a Tesira system must have an IP address.

Protocol

Tesira support Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4).  Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is not supported.

Classes

Tesira supports all IPv4 address classes, including variable-length subnet masks.

Types

Tesira devices can be configured to use a static or DHCP IP address.  The default setting is DHCP.

If DHCP is selected but no DCHP server is present on the network, a Tesira device will ‘autoconfigure’ with a Link-local IP address (169.254.xxx.xxx) to facilitate Zero-configuration networking.

Full TCP/UDP port list

The table below lists all ports and protocols that might be used by a Tesira system.

Port TCP / UDP Protocol Notes
22 TCP SSH 3rd party secure control of Tesira server-class devices
23 TCP Telnet 3rd party control of Tesira server-class devices
443 TCP HTTPS Activation of Tesira & Biamp Canvas software
5060 UDP or TCP SIP VoIP signaling (default value - user configurable)
5061 TCP TLS Secure SIP (default value - user configurable)
5353 UDP mDNS Device discovery
4000-65535 UDP RTP / SRTP VoIP call data / secure call data (user configurable)
12003 UDP Proprietary Device discovery
61451 TCP / UDP Proprietary Device discovery & communication

PC software port list

The table below lists the ports and protocols used by Biamp software applications that communicate with Tesira devices.

There are two software applications in the Tesira product range:

  • Tesira - configuration and control of a Tesira system
  • Biamp Canvas - customized, end-user control interfaces for a Tesira system

Both applications use the same ports:

Port TCP / UDP Protocol Notes
443 TCP HTTPS Activation of Tesira & Biamp Canvas software
5353 UDP mDNS Device discovery
61451 TCP / UDP Proprietary Device discovery & communication

SERVER-IO and SERVER

The tables below list the ports and protocols used by the configurable Tesira SERVER-IO and SERVER devices.

The Tesira SERVER-IO will always have at least one NIC: the standard control interface card, SNC-1.  In addition, it may contain one or more option cards with NICs.

The Tesira SERVER will always have at least two NICs: the standard control interface card, SNC-2, and an AVB audio card, AVB-1. In addition, it may contain one option card with a NIC.

Standard NIC

Card name: SNC-1 (SERVER-IO) / SNC-2 (SERVER)
Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps)
Number of cards per SERVER/SERVER-IO: 1 (non-optional)

Port TCP / UDP Protocol Notes
22 TCP SSH 3rd party secure control of Tesira server-class devices
23 TCP Telnet 3rd party control of Tesira server-class devices
5353 UDP mDNS Device discovery
12003 TCP / UDP Proprietary Device discovery
61451 TCP / UDP Proprietary Device discovery & communication

AVB NIC

Card name: AVB-1
Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps)
Number of cards per SERVER: 1-2
Number of cards per SERVER-IO: 0-1

Port TCP / UDP Protocol Notes
N/A N/A AVB Ethernet (link layer) media transport

CobraNet NIC

Card name: SCM-1
Fast Ethernet (100Mbps)
Number of cards per SERVER: 0-1
Number of cards per SERVER-IO: 0-2

Port TCP / UDP Protocol Notes
N/A N/A CobraNet Proprietary Ethernet (link layer) audio transport

VoIP NIC

Card name: SVC-2
Fast Ethernet (100Mbps)
Number of cards per SERVER: 0-1
Number or cards per SERVER-IO: 0-6

Port TCP / UDP Protocol Notes
5060 UDP or TCP SIP VoIP signaling (default value - user configurable)
5061 TCP TLS Secure SIP (default value - user configurable)
4000-65535 UDP RTP / SRTP

VoIP call data / secure call data (Default Settings)              10,000-14999 Line 1               15000- 19999 Line 2

23 TCP TELNET Used for debugging by Biamp personnel only. No access to user is granted. 
80 TCP HTTP Web server interface used for debugging by Biamp personnel only. No access to user is granted. 

TesiraFORTÉ

The tables below list the ports and protocols used by TesiraFORTÉ, the non-configurable Tesira Server-class devices.

Every TesiraFORTÉ device has at least one NIC: Control.  The AVB-capable models also have an AVB NIC.  The VoIP-capable TesiraFORTÉ VI models have an additional NIC for VoIP connections.

Control NIC

All TesiraFORTÉ models
Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps)

Port TCP / UDP Protocol Notes
22 TCP SSH 3rd party secure control of Tesira server-class devices
23 TCP Telnet 3rd party control of Tesira server-class devices
5353 UDP mDNS Device discovery
12003 TCP / UDP Proprietary Device discovery
61451 TCP / UDP Proprietary Device discovery & communication

AVB NIC

AVB-capable TesiraFORTÉ models only
Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps)

Port TCP / UDP Protocol Notes
N/A N/A AVB Ethernet (link layer) media transport

VoIP NIC

TesiraFORTÉ VI and TesiraFORTÉ AVB VI only
Fast Ethernet (100Mbps)

Port TCP / UDP Protocol Notes
5060 UDP or TCP SIP VoIP signaling (default value - user configurable)
5061 TCP TLS Secure SIP (default value - user configurable)
4000-65535 UDP RTP / SRTP

VoIP call data / secure call data (Default Values)                10,000-14999 Line 1               15000- 19999 Line 2

Expanders

Tesira expanders come in two types: audio expanders and logic expanders

Audio Expanders

Tesira audio expanders employ a single NIC for AVB audio and all configuration/control functions.

Device names: EX-MOD, EX-IN, EX-OUT, EX-IO, EX-AEC
Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps)

Port TCP / UDP Protocol Notes
12003 UDP Proprietary Device discovery
61451 TCP / UDP Proprietary Device discovery & communication
N/A N/A AVB Ethernet (link layer) media transport

Logic Expanders

Tesira logic expanders employ a single NIC for all configuration/control functions.

Device names: EX-LOGIC
Fast Ethernet (100Mbps)

Port TCP / UDP Protocol Notes
12003 UDP Proprietary Device discovery
61451 TCP / UDP Proprietary Device discovery & communication

Control devices

Tesira control devices employ a single NIC for all configuration/control functions.

Device names: TEC-1
Fast Ethernet (100Mbps)

Port TCP / UDP Protocol Notes
12003 UDP Proprietary Device discovery
61451 TCP / UDP Proprietary Device discovery & communication
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