I'm currently a little stuck regarding infrastructure upgrades and was hoping for some options. Most options out there involve dedicating to DMX Gateways or to Ethercon ports, not both.
What's the best option to get both DMX and Net3 to our hang positions?
My old plan was to run cat6 to our electrics and install a gateway at each location. But recently we've been hiring in a bunch of high-footprint fixtures with sACN control built in. So now I'm faced with a dilemma of installing gateways or RJ45 ports or finding a way to do both. I'm even contemplating dropping a bunch of 4-port hubs at each drop point.
It'd be great if the Net3 Gateways allowed for an RJ45 port "Thru-put", but that's for the Dev team. ;) I'm going to need DMX, but instead of dedicated Gateways, run Ethercon ports to each electric and float Gateways to where ever needed?
What would you suggest?
Category cable is cheap, 1 or 6 takes the same the same labor. Run lots of ends out as needed, maybe put a gateway next to the switch so you can patch as desired.