Ok , I need to get my hands on one of these before I spout off any more.
But in my mind that means the answer to the OP's question is that the feature is already built in, yes?
My Hognet processors are currently located remotely in the dimmer/data room. I am just thinking that on the shows visiting my venue that carry their own console, I'd rather have them go artnet into my existing processors than run a 7 universe snake.
What I had understood up till now is that the 8k will send a HogIII output over artnet cat5, but that means one of its physical 5-pin outputs is doing nothing now.
I currently have a recurring use for this scenario, where I need just one or possibly 2 physical outputs for an artnet source and am not using all of the hognet outputs. This would make the 8k that much more awesome.
Marty Postma wrote:
The DP-8K can handle 16 Universes. It only has 8 DMX 5-pin ports.....so you can have 8 ArtNet Universes plus 8 DMX 5-pin Universes or any combination thereof. The only time you would "lose" a 5-pin port is if you need more than 8 Universes of ArtNet (ie - 12 ArtNet Universes and 4 DMX 5-pin)
[LED walls] Pixelmad>-Artnet->-
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5-pin Video |
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[hog]>-net->[8k]>-5-pin->[conventionals, movers, axons] |
>[other artnet output]>5-pin>[Led Walls]