sACN

Control Device - Use sACN Device as a controller

sACN is another protocol for sending DMX messages. The difference with ArtNet Use ArtNet Device as controller Read More is the multicast logic. Each data packet is sent directly to the destination device.
Unlike the ArtNet protocol, sACN doesn't work with sub-network logic and allows to create up to 64,000 universes.

Parameters

  • Identifier (Socket Device Identifier) : 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) : Allow local reception port reusing to let multiple software listening on it
    • Send (On/off option) : Activate Art-Net packet emission
    • Remote Output (Network Address) : Remote network address of the socket device identifier emission
    • Broadcast (On/off option) : Toggle 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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