The Standalone Mode allows you to use your Duo autonomously without having it connected to either a ProtoPixel Node or a computer running the ProtoPixel Mapping Tool software. This can be very useful for smaller independent lighting designs which require minimal control.
Content played by the Duo in this mode must be designed and recorded using the Mapping Tool. The recordings are then uploaded to the Duo controller through the built in WebApp.
Playback control of the content that has been uploaded to the Duo is achieved using the same WebApp.
☝️ Keep in mind that the Duo only supports the storage of up to 50 recordings. ☝️
👆🏼 Make sure the Mapping Tool is updated to the latest version (3.3.1 version or greater)👆🏼
Configure your network so that your computer running with the Mapping Tool and the Duo are in the same local area network.
Open a new project in the Mapping Tool desktop and add a Controller, then from the inspector panel, select your Duo as the device for that Controller you just created.
The name of the Duo will be PPxDuoxxxx where xxxx is the last 4 digits of the Duo’s MAC Address and is printed on the ID label on the bottom of the Duo
Set the number of Duo’s outputs that you want to use (1 or 2).
Define your fixtures, start creating and adding content.
Your Duo should be receiving information from Mapping Tool and streaming content to the fixtures.
👆🏼 Remember that the Duo controller working in Ethernet mode will always need to receive content streamed from either Mapping Tool or a ProtoPixel Node available in its network. 👆🏼
The Duo can be used as an ArtNet Node allowing it to work in conjunction with other lighting control systems. This can be via Wi-Fi in Bridge Mode but it is always recommended to use the Ethernet connection instead.
In Art-net mode: You can select from 3 options:
Raw: The data will be transferred to the LED pixels as they are without modifying the structure.
SPI3: The data will be transferred in groups of three channels per pixel.
SPI4: The data will be transferred in groups of four channels per pixel.
Art-net universes per outlet: Within this option you can decide the number of universes that the controller will process. The Wi-Fi Controller can handle up to 4 universes, so you can choose any number between 1 and 4.
|No. of Universes||RGB pixels||RGBW pixels|