Snake telemetry – offline warning mechanism

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    Could a snake ‘offline’ warning option be made available please.

    For safety reasons at a recent gig I was obliged to use RCD circuit breakers on every mains outlet (13A mains plugs in walls) in this old building.
    Sadly, and you guessed it, one tripped that was powering a AB168 snake box.

    Given the pressure at the time it took a while to work out what was going on… had a mic failed (it was using phantom) .. had a cable failed … etc etc.

    A simple ‘Snake box two’ or ‘snake box one’ has gone offline message on the LCD screen would have been a great tool to quickly identify the fault in the event of a power fail.

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    Yes I had an AR08 go down once and that was behind a screen off to the side of stage, I couldnt get to it the see it.
    All of the vocal went down and like a I repowered the mixer. But all I had to do was unplug\replug the AR08 and it would have picked up sync within seconds,\ however I didnt know where to start looking.
    Right smack in the middle of a show.
    So maybe thats a good idea?

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    Although it’s not a notification, a quick way to get an overview would be to look at the input source screen. If you see “N/C” where you expect to see “Main” or “Exp” then you have a problem. Alternatively there are the IO patching screens buried in the setup menus. Maybe there could be a different dS icon in the taskbar to denote that an expander is connected?

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    An “E” would be good, I presume the presence of an expanded assumes the main stagebox is working

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    The quickest way to tell when the expander goes off line is by looking at the source. Of course if your on a QU32 and you have your vocals over on the last channels.. youre history
    It can lead to a very fast meltdown.
    To me I would like a full screen flash Dsnake OFF LINE
    Something quite substantial!

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