sACN

sACN

Control Device - Use sACN Device as a controller

sACN is a protocol for sending DMX messages. Unlike ArtNet Use ArtNet Device as controller Read More , it uses multicast logic, sending each data packet directly to the destination device.
Unlike the ArtNet protocol, sACN does not rely on sub-network logic and allows for the creation of up to 64,000 universes.

Parameters

  • Identifier (Socket) : Identifies the sAcn device
    • Receive (On/off option) : Activate Art-Net packet reception
    • Local Input (Local Network Address) : Local network address of the socket device identifier reception
    • Reuse Local Port (On/off option) : Allows local reception port reusing to let multiple software's listening to it
    • Send (On/off option) : Activates Art-Net packet emission
    • Remote Output (Network Address) : Remote network address of the socket device identifier emission
    • Broadcast (On/off option) : Toggles emission broadcast mode (needs special broadcast IP like 255.255.255.255 or subnet broadcast like 10.255.255.255)
  • Filter (Universe Filter) : Filter the input messages according to subnet and universe range to avoid flooding
    • Min Ip (Text) : Min client IPv4 address of the universe filter
    • Max Ip (Text) : Max client IPv4 address of the universe filter
    • Min Port (Network Port) : Min client UDP Port of the universe filter
    • Max Port (Network Port) : Max client UDP Port of the universe filter
    • Min Universe (Universe Selector) : Minimum universe value to accept
    • Max Universe (Universe Selector) : Maximum universe value to accept
  • Local Start (Universe Selector) : Custom Offset applied on the sACN channels
  • Time Base (Video Time Base) : Frequency of sending messages. If set to null, messages are sent as soon as output controller changes. (Warning, this can flood target devices when framerate is high)
  • Send Sync Packed (On/off option) : Synchronise the display of the previous DMX messages among the different devices. May create latency with old materials.
  • Allow Partial DMXPacket (On/off option) : Allow partial DMX packets
  • Unicast Outputs (List of Universes Unicast Outputs) : Lets you send DMX messages through specific Network/Universe/channels. Overwrites the filter .

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