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van den abbeele Eric
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Hello

 

 

I never use Node possibility for having 4 universes....

SO I wanted to buy a gateway 4, but too expensive. SO I have find a Swisson XND-4R5 ENode occasion..... But I never use and having experience with Ethernet and TCP/IP adress

So the Swisson XND-4R5 ENode having "ArtNet 3" ans "sACN" possibility.....

 

I was looking on the WEB how to connect FLX to the Swisson XND-4 for universe 3 and 4 (FLX having DMX 1 & 2 working)

I find no more explicit news about "IP connection".

 

FLX  >  RJ45 Cable >  Swisson XND. 

After I See that I must "Enabled" sACN option and after using a IP adress...

 

And after I see that I can use "DHCP option" or using a Static IP....

So I don't have a DHCP server, so I imagine that I must use only Static IP ....

for exemple for the FLX 10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255 

But I don't understand Classe A, B & C and I don't understand how the swisson Node can do the différence between Universe 3 and Universe 4 ?

thank for your help

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Hi @van den abbeele Eric

For an introduction to Art-Net and sACN connectivity on FLX, I’d recommend watching the training session below…

For information on configuring sACN, please see the link below…

https://zero88.com/manuals/zeros/setup/universes/streamingacn 

For information on IP addresses and subnets, including Class A, B & C, see the link below…

https://zero88.com/manuals/zeros/networking/ip-addressing

For information on configuring ZerOS Network Settings, see the link below…

https://zero88.com/manuals/zeros/networking/zeros-network-settings

6 hours ago, van den abbeele Eric said:

So I don't have a DHCP server, so I imagine that I must use only Static IP ....

for exemple for the FLX 10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255 

But I don't understand Classe A, B & C and I don't understand how the swisson Node can do the différence between Universe 3 and Universe 4 ?

This is an example way of configuring your FLX and Swisson gateway:

  • Connect the devices together with a single Ethernet cable
  • Enable sACN on FLX (SETUP -> Universes -> sACN -> Enabled), and set the IP address to 10.0.0.1, with a subnet of 255.0.0.0
  • Configure the Swisson to an IP address of 10.0.0.2, also with a subnet of 255.0.0.0. This may be called “Class A” on the Swisson. 
  • On the Swisson, you will be able to configure the DMX outputs to output sACN universe 3 and 4. You should be able to do this via the Swisson’s web server, by connecting the device to a PC via Ethernet. You will need to configure the PCs IP address to 10.0.0.3, with a subnet of 255.0.0.0. You will then be able to type “10.0.0.2” into the PC’s web browser. You may also be able to configure the Swisson’s sACN settings from FLX, if the Swisson supports Art-Net 4. See the link below for more information…

https://zero88.com/manuals/zeros/setup/devices/art-net-devices

  • By default, FLX will send desk universes 3 and 4 to sACN universes 3 and 4 respectively

 

I hope this helps. If you have any questions, please let me know. 

Edward

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On 11/27/2021 at 8:25 PM, Ed75 said:

Hello Edward. Is the story the same for FLX S?? I'm considering to use artnet too.

Yes it is. Art-Net and sACN functionality is the same across all ZerOS consoles. The only difference is the number of DMX channels you can output over Ethernet.

On 11/28/2021 at 9:52 AM, van den abbeele Eric said:

So the Swisson XND-4R5 ENode work only in Artnet I, II & 3.

(It was for this that I was interest by gateway 4. )

Thank for your help, I Will have a Look tomorow.

No problem. To clarify, you will be able to configure the device remotely if you just use Art-Net. What you cannot do, unless the device supports Art-Net 4, is use sACN for DMX over Ethernet, and use Art-Net for the configuration over Ethernet.

Hope this helps,

Edward

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Good evening,

Finally I went to the Swisson site and discovered that the node I own is finally also ArtNet 4.
(Art-Net 1 - 4, sACN (ANSI E1.31), sACN draft version (v0.2))

So on the Swisson XND 4 node I have a small screen which avoids having to go through an external computer to enter the parameters.
Which is a good thing!

In any case I thank you for the information of settings and I hope to be able to come back to you in a few days ...

Thank you

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Hi @van den abbeele Eric

14 hours ago, van den abbeele Eric said:

Finally I went to the Swisson site and discovered that the node I own is finally also ArtNet 4.
(Art-Net 1 - 4, sACN (ANSI E1.31), sACN draft version (v0.2))

So on the Swisson XND 4 node I have a small screen which avoids having to go through an external computer to enter the parameters.
Which is a good thing!

In any case I thank you for the information of settings and I hope to be able to come back to you in a few days ...

That's great, sounds good.

If there's anything else I can help with, please let me know.

Edward

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