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MADRIX supports the e:cue butler interface and the corresponding e:net network protocol.
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There are several steps required to set up e:net products in MADRIX. This chapter is only part of the process. You need to set up other configurations as well [such as virtual LED matrix, DMX Devices, MADRIX Effects, Audio, etc.].
The following e:net products are supported:
1] Set up the correct network settings in Windows.
2] Activate e:net in MADRIX.
3] Activate your devices.
1] Windows Network Settings
e:net is a network-based protocol. MADRIX will use the network card of your computer to send data.
|▪||It is required to set up the correct network settings in Windows, first.|
|▪||You must use these IP address and Subnet mask settings. Otherwise, e:net might not work!|
|▪||The IP addresses of your computer and your e:net devices need to be different.|
|▪||The standard butler interface has a predefined IP address and subnet mask. [192.168.123.X / 255.255.255.0]|
|▪||Set up an individual IP address for your computer:|
- For example: 192.168.123.1
|▪||Set up the corresponding Subnet mask|
|▪||Restart MADRIX, if you have changed the network settings in Windows while MADRIX was running.|
|▪||Check the settings of the Windows Firewall. |
2] Enabling e:net In MADRIX
|▪||Go to Preferences > Options... > Devices Network|
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+O > Devices Network]
|▪||Activate Enable e:net Driver|
|▪||Choose the correct network/network card from the drop-down list.|
- Always make sure that you have selected the correct network. Otherwise, the network device might still be found. But no data can be sent.
|▪||Time To Detect Devices (s) - Defines how long MADRIX searches the network for e:cue devices during startup. Type in a value in seconds.|
- We recommend to utilize at least a value of 3 to allow for a sufficient search. Higher values are recommended for larger installations.
|▪||Maximum e:net Universe Count - Defines how many DMX universes you wish to use in total.|
- Please keep the standard settings of you do not have any specific requirements. Only change the universe count if your requirements exceed the standard value of 256.
3] Further Configuration