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Pre-Sales Questions » Can the 16.4.2AI be controlled remotely over a LAN? » Go to message
Thanks for the info - we'll be discussing it. I understand you to be saying No, we can't remotely control this mixer with a PC/MAC via only the LAN itself as in Question 1, because I think you're saying the Question 1 and the Question 3 functions have to use the same PC/MAC and can not be two separate PC/MAC's. And you also say the other two questions are Yes only if a PC/MAC is connected via FireWire directly to the mixer independent of that PC/MAC being connected to the LAN. As for somehow installing a "long" FireWire cable - we might conclude that is a bit awkward.

Thanks also for the tips about Symetrix and Jupiter, I'll research those right now.

Lee
Pre-Sales Questions » Can the 16.4.2AI be controlled remotely over a LAN? » Go to message
We are evaluating mixer's for a small permanent installation in a building that has an existing LAN. The LAN has a central 24-port switch into which are plugged computers and wireless access ports. We envision a mixer would be plugged into one of these ports.

The marketing literature is ambiguous regarding an ability to control a 16.4.2AI mixer over a LAN. The consumer term "wireless router", is not specific enough, but that is the area I need to focus on. As you can see, we have both wireless access and plug-into-the-wall access to a LAN available.

Questions:
1. Can we plug the 16.4.2AI "Ethernet" port into the building's LAN switch, and then control the 16.4.2AI from any computer that is also plugged into this same switch (we understand we would need the VSL-AI software in that computer)? FYI, this computer would be located in a video room which is away from the actual mixer where the people might control both the audio for the Video Transmitters, and sometimes adjust other aspects of the mix).

2. Simultaneously, can we use the mixer's wireless access port capability to communicate with a co-located iPad for control by a roving FOH person?

3. Simultaneously, can we connect another computer to the 16.4.2AI via its FireWire port for the purpose of recording (control not necessary).

Lee
 
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