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ECx Ethernet Option Guide
Version 1.0 for D-Show
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Contents
Chapter 1. Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
ECx Capabilities and Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
ECx Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Conventions Used in This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Chapter 2. Installing ECx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Installing the ECx Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Installing ECx Host Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chapter 3. Configuring and Using ECx . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Connecting a Computer Directly to D-Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Configuring and Connecting a Wireless Router or WAP to D-Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Configuring TCP/IP Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Using Static IP Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Using Dynamic IP Addressing (DHCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Changing the Ethernet Control Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Installing the Ethernet Control Client Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Establishing a Wireless Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Configuring the ECx Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Contents iii
iv ECx Ethernet Option Guide
Chapter 1: Overview
Welcome to the ECx Ethernet Option for D-Show systems.
The ECx Ethernet Option lets you control a D-Show system remotely over an Ethernet network, using compatible wired or
wireless network equipment (purchased separately).
System Requirements
The following are required to use the ECx Ethernet Option:
• A D-Show system that has already been installed and configured, running D-Show 1.1 or later
ECx Capabilities and Features
• A qualified router or wireless access point device
The ECx Option provides the following:
• A client computer running Windows XP or Mac OS X with
wired or wireless Ethernet capability
• Remote control of a D-Show system from a client computer, including a laptop or Tablet PC
• Exact duplication of the D-Show user interface on the
remote client computer
• Support for Windows and Macintosh clients
For complete system requirements, visit the Digidesign Web
site (www.digidesign.com).
Compatibility Information
Digidesign can only assure compatibility and provide support
for hardware and software it has tested and approved.
ECx Components
The ECx Option package includes the following items:
• ECx card (installs into the D-Show FOH Rack)
• Ethernet cable for connecting the ECx card inside the
FOH Rack
• ECx Ethernet Option Installer CD-ROM
For wireless communication with the ECx Ethernet Option,
802.11g or Pre-N capable devices are recommended.
For a list of Digidesign-qualified computers, operating systems, and wireless devices, refer to the latest compatibility information on the Digidesign Web site (www.digidesign.com/compato).
• Registration card
Chapter 1: Overview 1
Conventions Used in This Guide
All Digidesign guides use the following conventions to indicate menu choices and key commands in D-Show and
Pro Tools:
:
Convention
Action
Options > System Config
In the D-Show software
screen, click Options to
display the Options
page, then click the
System Config tab.
Control+N
Hold down the Control
(Ctrl) key and press the
N key
Control-click
Hold down the Control
(Ctrl) key and click the
mouse button
The following symbols are used to highlight important information:
User Tips are helpful hints for getting the
most from your D-Show system.
Important Notices include information that
could affect data or performance.
Shortcuts show you useful keyboard or
mouse shortcuts.
Cross References point to related sections in
the D-Show or Pro Tools Guides.
2 ECx Ethernet Option Guide
Chapter 2: Installing ECx
Installing the ECx Card
The ECx card is installed in the FOH Rack, and connected with
the supplied Ethernet cable to the internal Ethernet port on
the FOH motherboard.
5 On the back panel of the FOH Rack, remove the faceplate on
any available expansion slot by removing the screws holding
it in place. Keep the screws nearby for securing the ECx Card
to the FOH Rack later.
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1 Shut down D-Show.
Expansion
2 Turn off power on the FOH Rack.
3 Disconnect all power, audio, FOH Link, and any other ca-
Expansion
slot
faceplate
(remove)
Stage 1
Word Clock
EC x
SNAKE
Active
Sig
Active
Sig
Active
Sig
Stage 2
bles attached to the FOH Rack.
.
.
4 Remove the front panel faceplate by unscrewing its mount-
ing screws (#1 Phillips). Keep the screws nearby for remounting the front panel later.
Mounting screws (remove all)
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System Drive
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Back panel of the FOH Rack
6 Slide the ECx card into the expansion slot.
Faceplate
7 When the card is seated in its slot, secure it to the FOH chassis with the mounting screw at the end of the ECx mounting
bracket (accessible from the open front panel of the FOH
Rack).
FOH
USB
FOH Link
Reset
Power
To Control Surface
Front panel of the FOH Rack
Securing the ECx card to the chassis
Chapter 2: Installing ECx 3
8 Secure the ECx card to the back panel of the FOH Rack using
the two screws that held the faceplate.
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Mon Left
L
2TR Out
R
Mon Right
L
2TR In
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In
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card
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11 Connect one end of the provided Ethernet cable to the
Ethernet port.
Expansion
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Sig
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Securing the ECx Card to the back panel of the FOH Rack
9 From the open front panel of the FOH Rack, carefully dis-
connect the ribbon cables from each Mix Engine card, and remove the TDM FlexCables from each of the cards.
Ethernet cable connected to internal Ethernet port
10 Remove all the Mix Engine cards from the FOH Rack so you
have access to the Ethernet port that faces the inside left panel
of the FOH Rack.
12 Thread the Ethernet cable up through the hole in the left
side of the FOH chassis and connect the other end to the back
of the ECx card. Arrange the cable so that it is out of the way
of other components.
Ethernet port on the inside left of FOH motherboard
Connecting the Ethernet cable to the back of the ECx card
13 Replace the Mix Engine cards and TDM FlexCables, and secure the cards in the FOH chassis. (See the Mix Engine card installation instructions in the D-Show Expansion Options Guide
for details.)
14 Reconnect the ribbon cables to each of the Mix Engine
cards.
15 Reattach the FOH Rack faceplate using its screws.
16 Reconnect power, audio, FOH Link, and any other cables
to the FOH Rack.
17 Power on all D-Show components.
18 Proceed to the next section to install the ECx host software.
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Installing ECx Host Software
The ECx host software enables D-Show to communicate with
computers running the remote client software.
To install ECx host software on D-Show:
1 Insert the ECx Installer CD in the FOH Rack CD-ROM drive.
2 Put D-Show in Config mode.
3 Go to Options > System Config and click Update.
4 Click Yes to exit D-Show and begin the installation.
5 After the ECx software installation is complete, D-Show restarts.
Uninstalling ECx Host Software
If you need to uninstall ECx software from D-Show, you can
do so from the system desktop.
To uninstall ECx host software from D-Show:
1 Put D-Show in Config mode.
2 Go to Options > System Config.
3 Hold the Control key and click Shut Down to go to the system desktop.
4 Locate and double-click the ECx host software uninstall program (C:\Program Files\D-Show Ethernet Control Software\
Uninstall.bat).
The ECx host software is uninstalled, and D-Show automatically restarts.
The ECx folder will remain on the D-Show hard drive, but
the ECx software will appear as uninstalled.
Chapter 2: Installing ECx 5
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Chapter 3: Configuring and Using ECx
Overview
2 Configure the D-Show system and the client computer IP
addresses manually. See “Using Static IP Addressing” on
page 8.
The D-Show system communicates with remote computers
using standard VNC (Virtual Network Computing) protocol
over TCP/IP, allowing remote access to the D-Show user interface with any compatible Windows or Macintosh computer
that supports Ethernet.
Configuring and Connecting a Wireless
Router or WAP to D-Show
This chapter covers the steps for configuring the ECx option,
which include:
D-Show works with standard wireless routers or wireless access
point (WAP) devices.
Connecting the remote computer directly to the D-Show
system using an Ethernet cable, or establishing a wireless connection using an Ethernet-based router or wireless access
point (WAP).
◆
Assigning IP addresses to the D-Show system and to the client computer.
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Installing the ECx client application, and entering the IP address of the D-Show system in the application, which lets you
operate all of D-Show’s on-screen controls from the remote
computer.
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Before connecting a wireless router or WAP device, you should
configure the SSID of the device so that its wireless network
can be easily identified on the client computer. You can specify any unique network name for the device, such as “D-Show
Network”).
To configure the SSID and any network security features of
your wireless router or WAP, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
To connect a wireless router or WAP device to D-Show:
1 Connect one end of the appropriate type of Ethernet cable
Connecting a Computer Directly to
D-Show
If you are establishing a fixed remote control station and do
not need a mobile connection, you can connect the remote
computer directly to D-Show using an Ethernet cable.
To connect a computer directly to D-Show:
1 Connect one end of the appropriate Ethernet cable type
to the ECx port on the FOH Rack, and the other end to the
Ethernet connector port on the router or WAP. Use the following type of cable for the corresponding device type:
• Use a standard Ethernet cable to connect a wireless router
to the FOH Rack.
• Use an Ethernet crossover cable to connect a wireless access point (WAP) device to the FOH Rack.
2 Do one of the following:
(with RJ-45 connectors) to the ECx port on the FOH Rack, and
the other end to the Ethernet port on the computer. The type
of cable depends on the operating system of the remote computer:
• If you are using a wireless router or WAP device that does
not include a DHCP server function (such as the Cisco
Aironet 1230AG) you must configure the D-Show system
and the client computer IP addresses manually. See “Using Static IP Addressing” on page 8.
Windows To connect a Windows computer directly to
D-Show, an Ethernet crossover cable is required. Alternatively,
you can use an Ethernet hub and connect standard Ethernet
cables between D-Show, the hub and the remote computer.
• If you are using a wireless router that includes a DHCP
server function (such as the Belkin Pre-N) you can configure the D-Show system and the client computer to set the
IP addresses automatically. See “Using Dynamic IP Addressing (DHCP)” on page 10.
Macintosh To connect a Macintosh computer directly to
D-Show, you can use either a standard Ethernet cable or an
Ethernet crossover cable.
Chapter 3: Configuring and Using ECx 7
Configuring TCP/IP Connections
5 Select Enable to activate the D-Show ECx host.
TCP/IP configuration changes on D-Show and the host computer can take up to 2 minutes to become effective. After making software configuration changes or connecting Ethernet
cables, make sure to allow sufficient time for the system to assign IP addresses and establish communication between all
the components.
Enabling the D--Show ECx host
If network communication is not established after allowing
sufficient time for IP addressing, then you can verify that you
are using the correct cable types, have correctly connected the
system, and have working cables.
Setting the Client Computer IP Address Manually
(Windows)
To manually set the IP address for a Windows client computer:
1 Go to Control Panels > Network Connections.
Using Static IP Addressing
You can set the IP addresses of the D-Show system and client
computer manually.
To manually set the IP address for D-Show:
1 In D-Show, go to the Options page and click the Interaction
tab.
2 Under Ethernet Control, click Edit.
2 In the Network Connections window, do one of the following:
• If you are connecting the computer directly to D-Show,
right-click the Local Area Connection icon and choose
Properties.
• If you are connecting using a wireless router or WAP,
right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon and
choose Properties.
3 In the Connection Properties window, double-click Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP).
Ethernet Control section of the Interaction page
3 Select “Use the Following Address” and enter the following:
• IP address: 10.0.0.1
• Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
• Default Gateway: 10.0.0.1
Setting an IP address manually
4 Click Apply.
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Connection Properties window
4 In the Internet Protocol Properties window, select “Use the
following IP Address” and enter the following:
Setting the Client Computer IP Address Manually
(Macintosh)
• IP address: 10.0.0.2
• Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
To manually set the IP address for a Macintosh client computer:
• Default Gateway: (none required)
1 Launch System Preferences > Network.
2 Do one of the following:
• If you are connecting the computer directly to D-Show,
choose Built-In Ethernet from the Show menu.
• If you are connecting using a wireless router or WAP,
choose Airport from the Show menu.
3 Click the TCP/IP tab.
4 Choose Manually from the Configure menu.
5 Enter the following:
• IP address: 10.0.0.2
• Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
• Router: (none required)
Internet Protocol Properties window
5 Click OK to close the Internet Protocol properties window.
6 Click OK to close the Network Connection Properties window.
7 Go to “Installing the Ethernet Control Client Software” on
page 11 to install and configure the Windows client software.
Network Preferences window
6 Click Apply Now.
7 Go to “Installing the Ethernet Control Client Software” on
page 11 to install and configure the Macintosh client software.
Chapter 3: Configuring and Using ECx 9
Using Dynamic IP Addressing (DHCP)
3 In the Connection Properties window, double-click Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP).
You can configure the D-Show system and client computer to
set their IP addresses automatically using DHCP.
To configure D-Show to set its IP address automatically:
1 In D-Show, go to the Options page and click the Interaction
tab.
2 Under Ethernet Control, click Edit.
Ethernet Control section of the Interaction page
3 Select “Obtain Address Automatically.”
Connection Properties window
4 In the Internet Protocol Properties window, select “Obtain
an Address Automatically.”
Configuring Ethernet Control in D-Show
4 Click Apply.
5 Wait until the D-Show system is assigned an IP address. This
may take time (up to two minutes). If no DHCP server is
found, D-Show will self-assign an IP address.
Make a note of the IP address assigned to D-Show, as you
will need to enter it into the client software.
6 Select Enable to activate the D-Show ECx host.
7 Go to the following sections to automatically set the IP ad-
dress of the client computer for your operating system.
Setting the Client Computer IP Address
Automatically (Windows)
To configure a Windows client computer to set its IP address
automatically:
1 Go to Control Panel > Network Connections.
2 Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon and
choose Properties.
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Internet Connection Properties window
5 Click OK to close the Internet Protocol properties window.
6 Click OK to close the Network Connection Properties win-
dow.
Setting the Client Computer IP Address
Automatically (Macintosh)
To configure a Macintosh client computer to set its IP address
automatically:
1 Launch System Preferences > Network.
2 Choose Airport from the Show menu.
3 Click the TCP/IP tab.
Installing the Ethernet Control Client
Software
The ECx Installer CD-ROM contains remote control applications for both Windows (Windows XP) and Macintosh
(Mac OS X) platforms. You can install these applications on
any compatible computer with Ethernet capability.
Installing the ECx Client on Windows XP
4 Choose Using DHCP from the Configure menu.
To install the ECx control client application (“Ultr@VNC”) on
Windows XP:
1 Insert the ECx Installer CD-ROM in the computer CD drive.
2 Open the Ethernet Control Clients folder.
3 Open the Windows XP folder.
4 Double-click the Ultr@VNC Setup file.
5 Follow the on-screen installation instructions to complete
the installation.
Installing the ECx Client on Mac OS X
To install the ECx control client application (“Chicken of the
VNC”) on Mac OS X:
1 Insert the ECx Installer CD-ROM in the computer CD drive.
2 Open the Ethernet Control Clients folder.
Network Preferences window
3 Open the Mac OS X folder.
5 Click Apply Now.
4 Double-click the “Chicken of the VNC” installer file.
5 In the window that opens, drag the “Chicken of the VNC”
icon to copy it to a location on your hard drive.
Changing the Ethernet Control
Password
6 Drag the disc image icon to the trash after installation is
complete.
You can change the password that users need to enter in order
to control D-show from a remote client.
By default, the D-Show Ethernet Control password is
“password” (all lowercase).
To change the Ethernet Control password:
1 In the Ethernet Control section of the Options > Interaction
page, double-click the Password field.
2 Enter a new password and press Enter.
Make a note of the new password, as you will need to enter
it into the client software.
Chapter 3: Configuring and Using ECx 11
Establishing a Wireless Connection
Once TCP/IP addresses are set, you can establish a connection
to the wireless network.
6 Click OK. The D-Show SSID should appear in the list of
available wireless networks.
To establish a wireless connection on the Macintosh:
1 Go to System Preferences > Network.
To establish a wireless connection in Windows:
1 Go to Control Panel > Network Connections.
2 Right-click the Wireless Network Connection icon and
choose Properties.
2 Choose Airport from the Show menu.
3 Click the Airport tab.
4 Select Join a Specific Network and enter the SSID of the wire-
less router or WAP device connected to D-Show.
3 In the Connection Properties window, click the Wireless
Networks tab.
Configuring a wireless connection on the Macintosh
Configuring a wireless connection in Windows
4 Under Preferred Networks, click Add, and type the SSID of
the wireless router or WAP device connected to D-Show.
5 Choose the Network Authentication and Data Encryption
settings to match the corresponding router or WAP configuration settings.
Entering an SSID and choosing settings in Windows
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5 Click Apply Now. The D-Show SSID should appear in the list
of available wireless networks.
Configuring the ECx Client
The ECx client computer and software must be configured to
connect to the D-Show ECx host.
To configure and connect the ECx client:
1 Set up your computer to access the wireless network by using the Network Connections Control Panel (Windows) or by
enabling AirPort communication (Macintosh).
To disconnect the ECx client, do any of the following:
■ Close the ECx client application by doing one of the following:
• In Windows, move the pointer to the top of the screen
until the control strip appears, and click the close box.
• On the Macintosh, press Command+Q to quit.
■ On the D-Show system, deselect Enable in the Ethernet
Control section of the Options > Interaction page.
2 Do one of the following:
• In Windows, double-click the “Ultr@VNC Viewer” icon
to launch the Ultr@VNC Viewer application, enter the IP
address of the ECx host, and click Connect. Enter the
password when prompted.
Configuring the Windows ECx client
• On the Macintosh, double-click the “Chicken of the
VNC” icon to launch the application, enter the IP address of the ECx host, enter the password, and click Connect.
Configuring the Macintosh ECx client
The client launches and displays the D-Show screen. You can
then view and operate all on-screen controls from the client
computer.
Chapter 3: Configuring and Using ECx 13
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