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Media Servers for Lighting Programmers by Vickie Claiborne

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CHAPTER 13 Networking Servers

The use of networks in entertainment applications has opened up the door to a range of new possibilities in terms of working with multiple computers at one time. This is especially true with regards to controlling media servers Since all media servers are computer based applications, the server’s built-in networking capabilities can be utilized, making setup and control a bit simpler. In this chapter we will focus on Ethernet based control and supporting applications designed to work with media servers via a network.

Network Basics

In order to use any type of network based communication between computers, each server on a network must be assigned a unique device ID; this ID number is referred to as the IP address ...

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