Is there any way to use the integrated ethernet interface for an sACN network setup, and then attach a USB ethernet interface for our board control network? We use an OSC based app for remote control as well as the ETC aRFR Classic app.
If not, is it safe to connect our sACN node into our board control network? It also gives network access to another desktop for sound/video control.
just a side note: all Ions can be converted to win7 as far as i know. older models will get a Rebuild whereas newer once get an Upgrade.
There is a support article: Ion Windows 7 Upgrade Eligibility - Electronic…
There should no problem with sACN because it is a multicast based protocoll. If you have newer console there are two network ports. The old ones will not work with v3.x. An USB network adapter will not work.
I too am looking at adding a second network to our old ION for a show control network. I know we have had a USB network adapter on our XP console in the past when the onboard completely died. Did this work because it was the only network? Or is it just a matter of changing settings in the BIOS to recognize the adapter? Pretty sure when this was done, it was an old, DVI split, motherboard. Unfortunately the console is to old to get the win7 upgrade.
There is a support article: Ion Windows 7 Upgrade Eligibility - Electronic Theatre Controls Inc
Interesting. Following this up now. Thanks Ueli.