February 2018


Last week we finished the build of our new front of house rack. This compact solution based around two ELC Node4 offers us maximum flexibility for distributing Artnet from the front of house to the stage. The eight physical dmx inputs can convert dmx into a network based control protocol which is than send onto the network by redundant connections. Besides the eight inputs the rack also contains eight outputs which can be configured to output different universes than the inputed ones
The switch is preconfigured with four virtual lans to distribute multiple inputs from front of house without interfering each other. This way its also possible to run console specific networks on the same network.
All connections of the nodes are still available at the back of the rack so its still possible to use the RS-232,Midi and/or GPIO connections when needed. To complement this setup all outputs are RDM compatible which means there is a bi-directional communication between nodes and fixtures, status, temperature, mode and addresses can be remotely read out, and programmed

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