CueServer 2 is an Ethernet-based product. An Ethernet connection to a local network is required to program CueServer using the CueServer Studio 2 software. Additionally, Ethernet is required if a DMX-over-Ethernet protocol (such as sACN, Art-Net, or KiNET) is going to be used to input or output DMX over Ethernet, or to connect to button stations, use the CuePad iOS application or to remotely manage the device. Only if the CueServer has already been programmed and no Ethernet protocols are needed to run the show can the CueServer be used without a network connection.

The rack-mounted CS-900 has two Ethernet ports, the miniature CS-920 and the surface-mounted CS-940/950 only have a single Ethernet port.

Units with two Ethernet ports can be configured in one of two modes. The first mode is to provide only a single network on both ports using a built-in Ethernet Switch. The second mode is to separate the two ports into different LANs, with management data on LAN A and lighting data on LAN B. In this second mode, each port will have separate IP addresses.

See the Ethernet Protocols section for a description of the protocols supported by CueServer.

Specifications

CS-900 CS-920 CS-940/950
Ethernet Ports 2 1 1
Network Mode(s) Single Network with Built-In Switch
or
Two Separate LANs
Single Network Single Network
Factory Default Settings Single Network
DHCP Enabled
Fallback IP 10.0.1.234
DHCP Enabled
Fallback IP 10.0.1.234
DHCP Enabled
Fallback IP 10.0.1.234

Indicators

Left LED Description
Off No Link, bad cable, or no connection on opposite end
Solid Green Ethernet link is established
Right LED Description
Off No Link, bad cable, or no connection on opposite end
Solid Amber No data activity
Flashing Amber Data activity