MagicQ Pro consoles have an internal Ethernet switch with four separate network ports on the rear panel enabling easy connection of media servers, multiple consoles, and laptops. Just like the rest of the console, the internal Ethernet Switch is protected by the internal UPS in case of power failure.
Users can directly connect their PCs or Macs to a MagicQ console which will then appear on the network as a server and allow the users to manage the console file system by dragging and dropping files just as if it was an external hard drive or memory stick. This makes transfer of files between PCs, Macs and MagicQ consoles very easy.
The MagicQ software can be used on a PC to remotely monitor and control any MagicQ console or MagicQ PC on the network - for example when used on a wireless enabled tablet PC this can be used as a very comprehensive remote control. MagicQ remote control uses a very low bandwidth protocol which enables immediate and seamless remote control of MagicQ consoles.
MagicQ has an in-built web server which enables any device on the network with a web browser to connect to the MagicQ console or MagicQ PC system and access complete system information through web pages. The web pages include a simple remote control web page which enables remote channel level access through WIFI web browsers on pocket PC style device and mobile phones.
ChamSys publishes it's Ethernet remote control protocol and the serial remote control protocols thus enabling the end user to develop their own remote control applications or integrate MagicQ into their own systems.MagicQ supports a full range of networking options for connecting multiple consoles and multiple MagicQ PC systems together. MagicQ supports remote control of MagicQ from wireless devices such as mobile phones, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Andorid phones, iPaQ and tablet PCs.
Multi Console Synchronisation
It is possible to have many different MagicQ consoles and MagicQ PC systems on a single network – either to allow control of many different devices, remote control or to provide master/slave configurations.
MagicQ supports synchronisation (tracking) of playback between consoles to enable one or more consoles to follow the playback state of the master console.
MagicQ supports automated copying of shows between consoles – for example to automatically keep a slave console updated with the same show that is running on the master console. This function can also be used as an “archiving system” to enable a central server PC to automatically grab the shows from the consoles on the network for back-up purposes.
MagicQ enables multiple consoles to be used on a network and shows on the separate consoles to be merged together and split up again. Zoning of universes enables consoles to be working on different universes all within the same network. MagicQ does not currently support programming by multiple users on a single console. MagicQ software (Non US) supports programming of a single show file from multiple consoles.
MagicQ consoles can work together over an Ethernet network - either in master/slave operation where only one console is live at a time, or synchronised together for playback to increase the number of universes or
size of show. When in master/slave operation control can be taken or released from any console.