CueServer Mini vs Cue Server Express by Interactive Technologies

CueServer Mini vs Cue Server Express by Interactive Technologies


Hey guys this is Martin from SIRS-Electronics. And today I’ll introduce to you. The Cue Server Mini and the Cue Server Express. And I am going to talk about. The differences between both of them. They are both great units. The Cue Server Mini is a little bit. More capable then the Cue Server Express. But the Cue Server Express is also the most
cost effective unit. The good thing about these units is that they
are very small. You know, they are probably like 4 or 5 inches. In length and like an 1/2 in height. So you know, you can fit them pretty much
anywhere. And you know, they are both very capable units. I am going to start off with the Cue Server
Express. The Cue server Express is the most cost effective
unit. And it actually has DMX 5 pin In/Out on it
straight up. The down side to the Cue Server Express. Is that it only has one DMX playback fader. As opposed to like the original software that
has 4 faders. And you know, it is a little bit more limited. As far as that. And it also it does not have any. Buttons on there on anything like that. But you could always hook it up with a cue
station. Or a cue pad and set up your buttons and triggers
that way. You know, it has a regular Ethernet port on
the back. And you r DC in for your power supply. So like I said it is limited. But also you can buy the expansion software
pack. Which enables all the full features. That a regular Cue Server would have. If you ever need to expand on the future. Then next up we have the Cue Server Mini. The Cue server Mini is actually a. Full-fledged cue server in a very small package. Right off the bat it does not have any buttons. Trigger buttons on it like the regular cue
server does. But you can set it up with the expansion boards. The expansion boards such as this one. It actually has the trigger buttons on it
already. And it is got your serial port connection. It’s got your screw down terminal for your
DMX 512 In/Out. If you need to screw it down and. You don’t have another way to connect it. You know, so this is a good little expansion
board. The cue server itself has DMX In/Out. In the form of RJ45 connectors. And you know that is a great option because
it saves room. But also if you are not using. RJ45 for DMX you might have issues. But you could always get an adaptor or. Something like that you know and make sure
that it works. Also there is the other expansion board. It is the smaller option. This one does not have the trigger buttons
on it. But like I said it does have your serial. Connectors and all that stuff that you may
need. For different options. So like I said the
Cue Server Mini as far a. Features and all that goes. It is the most complete. And the most versatile option. And there is also the Cue Server Express. Which is the most cost effective. But it is also limited as far as features
and all that. The other thing I forgot to mention is that. The Cue Server Express does not do DMX streams. So if you have a lot of moving DMX effects. The Express is not going to do it. Unless you get the expansion software for
it. And the Cue Server Mini is the. Complete version just on a smaller option. If you do need the contact buttons and stuff
like that. The function buttons. You need to but this expansion board. If you don’t and you are going to use. It with the Cuepad or whatever. You don’t need any of that. So like I said. These two run the same software. You can actually download the. Show files into whichever one. And they will do the same. Except that this one does not do streaming. So, if you guys have any questions. Or comments anything like that. Go-ahead and drop us a comment there on the
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out our website at SIRS-E.com. Thank you for watching!

Danny Hutson

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