A friend of mine ( Moehritz) and I are having a discussion regarding the Artnet functionality of the dot2 onPC software.
According to my friend Artnet is enabled as soon as onPC recognises a single node4. This would mean that a user could buy just one node4 (~1500€) and then use the other universes with a simple Artnet to DMX converter (~200€/universe => ~1200€) not having to buy 3 other node4s (=> ~4500€) to use the full potential of the software.
Does the software work this way or does connecting a single node4 only enable 2 universes in the software and therefore only output 2 universes via Artnet?
Or is it all different and does the onPC software only support 2 universes in standalone mode anyways?
To my understanding connecting a single dot2 node will give you 1024 channels. It doesn't matter if you output them directly on the node, per artnet or per sCAN. So a node will not give you 8 artnet outputs for free. You will be able to output the same channel count on artnet like on the node.
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Additionally the dot2 onPC software can output up to 1,024 channels of DMX when connected to an dot2 Node4 (1K)!
1024 is the maximum count even for network protocols
Yes, Go-Button is absolutely right! The maximum DMX output of onPC is 1024 channels.
Can you network several Nodes together to gain more output universes?
Yes, that's possible! One session can consist of 10 nodes!