What sort of data rate does remote control use?

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    Hello, I’m putting this in the SQ section, but I’d be interested more broadly too.

    I understand remote control ports are typically 100mbps fast ethernet, but what kind of bandwidth is needed to get a good experience on a remote laptop or other control device? Good experience meaning smooth fader movements, smooth metering etc.

    Could someone please load up a full console worth of metering and throw some faders around, and tell me what kind of network traffic you’re seeing?



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    It is my understanding that cat6 direct to an I-Pad can manage 10 Gbps at 180 ft max length. WIfi is not capable of generating anything close to this magnitude of speed for data transfer: the resulting latency prevalent with wifi greatly limits it’s functional control.

    A comparison of a Cat6 wired I-Pad to the tactile controls of any SQ is reflected in the D-Live pro series commitment to tactile controls housed in their desks.

    Lets face it, a WIFIed I-Pad used to roam a venue, to make remote sonic tweaks, is an indispensable tool for some of us: however it certainly is not a fast, reliable tool for mixing a show requiring much mixing management.

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