The Navigator Window appears when CueServer Studio opens. Use the Navigator Window to view available CueServers, manage basic settings, change active shows, identify individual devices, update firmware and more.

The top pane of this window displays both local and remote CueServers along with their online status, name, address, model and firmware version. The bottom pane is used for working with offline project files.

Working With Online CueServer Devices

The Navigator Window constantly scans the local network and displays any CueServers that are available. These devices will automatically appear in the upper list and will have a green status icon ( ).

Remote CueServers can also be added to the upper list manually. These CueServers will appear with a cloud icon ( ) as part of their status. See Working With Remote CueServers for more information.

The Status column shows various icons depending on the current state of a device in the list:

The CueServer is online.
The CueServer is being contacted.
The CueServer is offline.

For CueServer devices that are configured to use separate LANs for management and lighting data, the Address column will show which LAN port on the CueServer was used to connect to the device. These icons only appear when the CueServer is configured to use Dual-LANs:

LAN Interface A
LAN Interface B

If a CueServer is discovered, but it is not reachable on the local network because of a mismatch between the computer’s local subnet and the CueServer’s IP address, then a warning icon ( ) will appear next to its address. Try using Network Settings to change the CueServer’s IP address to one that is reachable on the local network.

Older CS-800 series CueServers will also appear in the list of online devices. CueServer Studio 2 can not directly edit these devices, and they appear in the list in gray text. If they are opened, CueServer Studio will simply open the device’s web interface.

Editing Online CueServers

Double clicking a CueServer or clicking on the Open Show icon ( ) opens that CueServer’s Editor Window, which is used to program and configure the CueServer. See the Editor Window section for more information.

Opening the listbox under a CueServer reveals the available and active show file in the CueServer. Options are available to manage the active show, and to create new, delete and rename shows. See Working With Shows for more information.

Working With Offline Show Files

The bottom pane of the window is used as a working area to hold offline show files.

This pane makes it easy to open and edit show files that are on the local computer, or to copy shows between a CueServer and the local computer.

See the section on Working With Offline Shows for more details.

Setting Network or Clock Parameters

When a CueServer is selected, its Network and Clock parameters can be set using options from the CueServer menu, or by right-clicking (or control-clicking) the CueServer to get a contextual menu. Also, a Network button ( ) and a Clock button ( ) are available in the toolbar for easy access to these functions.

See the sections on Setting Network Parameters or Setting Clock Parameters for more information.


If the firmware of a CueServer is out-of-date, a warning icon ( ) will appear next to its firmware version. See the Updating Firmware section for details.

If there are multiple CueServers on the network at the same time, it can sometimes be useful to identify which CueServer is which. See the Identifying CueServers section to learn how to activate the Identify function.