2 Hog 4 PC - Tracking Back-up + 1 Nano

tbslytertbslyter Registered User, Hog Beta
edited June 2013 in Hog 4 Networking Help
Have a customer wanting to control 2 Hog PCs with dedicated DMX widgets to act as a tracking back-up system. They have a DMX switch to toggle between the 2 widgets in a failure.

I would assume this is possible and fairly basic using on settings described in the Hog 4 manual. Network both PCs, set both PCs to run server, launch same show on both machines.

Now for the second part of the scenario. Customer would like to control both computers with 1 Nano Hog control surface. To my knowledge this is not possible given the limitations of USB, but I would appreciate confirmation of this. I know the Nano Hog only has 1 USB input, but it does have two other USB connections. Anybody want to confirm my suspicions that this is not possible?

Thanks.


Travis Slyter
Ruehling Associates, Inc.

Comments

  • leebotleebot Registered User
    edited June 2013
    I would think you could use a USB KVM switch. In this case the nano hog would be acting as the keyboard and mouse. This would also mean that you would only need one set of monitors. If you have an issue with the nano you would have to run everything from the touchscreen.
  • tbslytertbslyter Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited June 2013
    Would that work for running both systems simultaneously? My experience with KVM switches is that you are switching back and for between two computers, not outputting keyboard/mouse commands simultaneously to do devices.

    I think the issue here is if 2 Hog PCs can be controlled by 1 control surface. In doing some initial research it seems hard to find a solution that will let you send USB commands to multiple computers at the same time. Just checking to see if someone had found a way around that.

    Thanks.


    Travis
  • sinclairsinclair Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited June 2013
    If the Nano did in fact work through a KVM switch, you wouldn't need to control both PCs at once. The secondary server should just track the primary.
  • tbslytertbslyter Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited June 2013
    True, I guess if they were truly tracking together in a networked environment theoretically that seems like it should work.

    Anyone had any experience using a dual Hog 4 PC tracking back-up system? Any glitches to be aware of?

    Thanks.

    Travis
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