Skip to main content
Electronic Theatre Controls Inc

Eos multiconsole status indication

Symptoms

What's the meaning of the green / red / yellow indication next to my User ID above the command line ?

Description

Eos family consoles can be operated in various multiconsole / network states. If your console is always used as a "stand alone" device, you would normally start the Eos software as "Primary" (or "Offline" if you don't want to output to the lighting system). In a mutliconsole environment, consoles can also be used as "Backup" or "Client" stations. The document below explains the meaning of the different indications and colors.

 

Primary
User 1 | Primary | Master Acting as Master, no Backup connected
User 1 | Primary | Master Acting as Master, Backup connected
User 1 | Primary | Master Acting as Master, lost Backup
User 1 | Primary Knows Backup has taken over control
Backup
User 1 | Backup | Tracking Backup, tracking Primary
User 1 | Backup Backup, lost Primary
User 1 | Backup | Master Backup acting as Master, has taken over control
User 1 | Backup(Master Busy Loading) Backup indicating Master is busy loading
User 1 | Backup Backup unable to connect to Primary (e.g. because of wrong language setting, fixture library version, etc.)
Client
User 1 | Client | Primary Client, connected to Primary acting as Master
User 1 | Client | Backup Client, connected to Backup acting as Master
User 1 | Client | Backup Client, still connected to Backup, but Primary is taking back over as Master
User 1 | Client | Primary(Master Busy Syncing) Client indicating Master is busy syncing (e.g. to another Client, etc)
User 1 | Client | Primary Client unable to connect to Primary (e.g. because of wrong language setting, fixture library version, etc.)
User 1 | Client | Disconnected Client, no longer connected to any Master