The ETCNet2 DMX Node provides a way to either input or output DMX from a Net2 Network system. The node can also be used in a Net1 system similar to an RIU.
There were several variants produced :
To run the node with a ETCNet(1) Expression Family Console (Express, Expression/Insight 2/2x/3), the node must be switched to Net1 mode. This is done by inserting the run.bin floppy disk (for node configuration) into your Express or Expression console and rebooting. The node will switch to Net1 mode, and for software versions 4.0 and above the power LED will blink. You can now see the node from your console and configure it, and it will output DMX from the Net1 data on the network.
The front panel LEDs indicate the status of the node.
The blue power LED indicates the mode. If the power LED is blinking it either means the node is waiting for a network address from a BootP server (Net2 mode) or the node is running in Net1 mode. If it is powered up and running in Net2 mode, the power LED will be lit steadily
Each port has a two color red/green LED to indicate its state