timeline over network

Discussion in 'Lasershow Designer BEYOND' started by Sid Sloth, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Sid Sloth

    Sid Sloth Well-Known Member

    Hi is there a way to start the timeline over a network. basically i have a laptop at back of house and one in tech booth to control it. i need to start a show from the boh laptop over the network, what is the best solution. thanks
  2. Bob@Pangolin

    Bob@Pangolin Staff Member

    You have a laptop on stage? and one in the front of house. Both they run BEYOND.. or just 1 of them?

    You can use SMPTE to do this, but maybe a remote desktop situation would work here as well.
  3. Sid Sloth

    Sid Sloth Well-Known Member

    i have 2 laptop one foh one boh and both have beyond on them but the one at boh is connected to the laser my only concern with rdp is there is sometime a slight delay was hoping to use beyond network as much quicker.
  4. Bob@Pangolin

    Bob@Pangolin Staff Member

    On both machines:
    - make sure you have the correct port opened on your firewall on both machine ! TCP port 16063.
    - Install BEYOND on both machines.
    - Make sure you use the same workspace on both machines. (Not through network share! but on the local drive)
    - In both BEYOND instances on open >> settings >> network >> network settings.
    - go to tab tcp/ip.
    - Enable the talk server service.

    Now the service is enabled, go to the BEYOND instance in the foh, and click:
    - settings >> network >> BEYOND talk client.

    On the one backstage, you do
    - settings >> network >> BEYOND talk server.
    A popup will appear and it will be active.

    Now click around in the foh and you will see The devices act as 1.

    Additional info:
    - TCP allows you to control 1 BEYOND/computer - point to point.
    - UDP allows you to control multiple BEYOND/computers from 1 point.

    Test this setup before using cause a few script commands are blocked for technical reasons.