Hello, we are considering purchasing a 4Out Mk2 Gateway so that we can negate multiple DMX lines from our IONxe to the stage, and hopefully just change to a network cable to the gateway on stage. I'm new to this so I may not fully understand. While I know this will work with my in-house ION, how will this play with guest consoles that tours bring in such as MA, Avo,..? I just want a solution that will work well all around and not overcomplicate things when I have to deal with a guest LD/console.
if they have a console that can speak Streaming ACN (aka sACN or e1.31) (and the people visiting know how to turn that feature on in their consoles) that should work just fine.
with a little bit more of…
One thing I often use is DMX in. I have Response gateways in and out, where my consoles goes over network guests sometimes want only DMX hard lines then I have a DMX in gateway that transform DMX to sACN. This also let me use AIP (Advanced input patch) filtering and re-routing incoming dmx so as an example not letting the guests use the full universe. I have all my dimmers on 1 universe, but guest often only want to use my FOH, then I can limit the input with AIP so that they can't accidentally turn on other dimmer channels on stage.