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So I bought the g3 mp3 hardware so i can get rid of my PC but also be able to run two networks since I am expanding to a 12 ccr tree.

Is there a video that shows how to use and setup then g3 MP3 player. I looked at the video tutorials and couldn't find it. I saw the written manual for help but I like being able to watch a video and go back forth on my PC and iPad for help?

Secondly. For a 12 ccr I will have one 16 channel unit for my star 6 channels then 6 ccr on first network and then 6 ccr on second network. I assume that is right. I read somewhere one network is super speed or are both?

Lastly doesn't pertain to g3 but my previous 16 channel and 6 ccrs had already been connected and programmed to channels. Those will remain the same right, I don't have to reconfigure them right? I'll just add the extra 6 ccr on the aux a and be able to plug everything in and be good to go right? Or should I connect all of the 12 ccrs agAin and resign them numbers?

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Brice

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I'm hoping for a little more information to, I havn't tested nothing yet. My understanding is to run G3-MP3 through the new generationn CTB16PC. Scince I do not have the means of testing I"ve been reading what post have been made on this topic.I'm curious to know if  using your high-speed networks  is as simple as plugging in to it and by selecting in hardware ultily the G3-MP3 and checking off high speed  or do you have to set your sequence channels to an aux. channel as well.

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So I bought the g3 mp3 hardware so i can get rid of my PC but also be able to run two networks since I am expanding to a 12 ccr tree.

Is there a video that shows how to use and setup then g3 MP3 player. I looked at the video tutorials and couldn't find it. I saw the written manual for help but I like being able to watch a video and go back forth on my PC and iPad for help?

Secondly. For a 12 ccr I will have one 16 channel unit for my star 6 channels then 6 ccr on first network and then 6 ccr on second network. I assume that is right. I read somewhere one network is super speed or are both?

Lastly doesn't pertain to g3 but my previous 16 channel and 6 ccrs had already been connected and programmed to channels. Those will remain the same right, I don't have to reconfigure them right? I'll just add the extra 6 ccr on the aux a and be able to plug everything in and be good to go right? Or should I connect all of the 12 ccrs agAin and resign them numbers?

Thanks

Brice

 

LOR Hardware Utility -> MP3 Tab -> Create Show. Starting in 3.9.0 you have options to configure the new G3MP3.

 

When setting up your networks, "Regular" would go to NET1, and AuxA goes to NET2. 

 

You can control what speeds the NETs will run at there on the Create Show screen.

 

I'm hoping for a little more information to, I havn't tested nothing yet. My understanding is to run G3-MP3 through the new generationn CTB16PC. Scince I do not have the means of testing I"ve been reading what post have been made on this topic.I'm curious to know if  using your high-speed networks  is as simple as plugging in to it and by selecting in hardware ultily the G3-MP3 and checking off high speed  or do you have to set your sequence channels to an aux. channel as well.

 

You don't have to use two networks. You could use one if you wished.

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LOR Hardware Utility -> MP3 Tab -> Create Show. Starting in 3.9.0 you have options to configure the new G3MP3.

 

When setting up your networks, "Regular" would go to NET1, and AuxA goes to NET2. 

 

You can control what speeds the NETs will run at there on the Create Show screen.

 

 

You don't have to use two networks. You could use one if you wished.

Is that true with a 12 ccr tree with the new high speed or should it still be run on two separate networks so there no lag?

So both networks can run at super speed?

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Hi people, 

 

 The one thing to consider is, "as network speed goes up", so does the need to observe "good wiring practices"

 

A) Keep network wires as far away as possible from AC cables and underground cables.

 

B) If you must cross an AC cable, do it at as close to a "right angle" as you can.

 

C) With a higher network speed, the information on it can have an "SWR effect" (much like tuning the antenna on a CB radio), todays network speeds rival many radio frequencies and SWR (standing wave ratio) is a VERY common problem of data literally "hitting the end of the cable, and bouncing back (ever "whack" a clothesline rope with your hand and watch the wave that is produced running back and forth between the mounts or pulleys ?) now try to send new data while the old data is still "bouncing" can cause lots of strange effects, and problems.

 

D) proper termination of cables, AND cable joins (NOT simply twisting wires together anymore...) Termination (impedance balancing) of a LOR (RS-485) network cable requires a 120 ohm resistor at EACH END of the ENTIRE cable run (NOT each cable) generally the director or PC is one end, and the final controller is the other, you need to add these resistors to pins 4 & 5 of the CAT 5 cable.

 

RS-485 is a "balanced line" type data network, running it without the balancing, AND at high speed is just asking for problems.

 

Greg

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Is that true with a 12 ccr tree with the new high speed or should it still be run on two separate networks so there no lag?

So both networks can run at super speed?

 

Both networks can be at high speed, yes.

 

Based on some testing I did when 500k came out, I would think that 12 CCR's on one high speed network would be just fine.

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