Art-Net is a method of sending and receiving DMX-over-Ethernet to and/or from a CueServer.
Art-Net is owned and copyright by Artistic Licence Holdings Ltd. Artistic Licence has published the specification and made it available for anyone to use on a royalty-free basis.
The following table lists the general specifications for the CueServer implementation of Art-Net:
- Compliant with the Art-Net 3 Specification by Artistic License
- May send and/or receive up to 128 universes of Art-Net simultaneously
- May send and/or receive Art-Net packets with an arbitrary port address (network/sub-net/universe) from 0:0:0 thru 127:F:F
- Art-Net is sent at a maximum rate of 40Hz for each universe when channel values are changing
- Art-Net is sent at a minimum rate of 1Hz for each universe when channel values are static
- Art-Net may be sent to the limited broadcast address, directed broadcast address or unicast to a specific IP address
- Received Art-Net is merged with hardwired DMX designated for the same universe
- Maintains proper sequence number transmission separately for each output universe
- Each universe times out after 6 seconds when no packets for that universe are not received
- CueServer’s implementation of Art-Net does not yet support “automatic” IP configuration via the ArtPoll method
- CueServer does not receive its own Art-Net output
For more information about Art-Net, please visit the Art-Net Home Page at art-net.org.uk.