How to configure the Mobile Action Pad

The Mobile Action Pad for iOS and Android is a great tool to control the Programmer or the Butler XT2 with a firmware version 2.x. Here is a short description how to configure the Mobile Action Pad, assumed that there are Action Pages created in the Programmer, and downloaded to the Butler XT2, if it is used with this DMX engine.

Google Play Store

Download the app from the iTunes App Store or from the Google Play Store, search for “e:cue” to find it, install it on your smartphone or better on a tablet. Add the app to your menue to have fast access. Start the app and the following steps are the same for iOS and Android. Here shown for the Android version.

When started the first time the Mobile Action Pad does not have a previous session with a server, so it will display the server selection, there are already two sessions defined: to two test servers at ecue.com. You can use these two entries for a basic test, both are simulations, one for smartphones, one for tablets. If not in the server selection, use the «Back» button to return to it.

Server definition

In the server selection, tap «Edit» in the upper right corner. All available sessions are displayed, delete sessions via the stop symbol, tap the cog wheel to edit an existing session. The cog wheel in the upper left corner are the application options.

 

To enter a new server, tap «Add» in the upper right corner. In the following form enter:

Server data

A symbolic name for the connection, then the address of the server. For a Butler XT2 this would be the IP address, e. g. 192.168.123.220. Use the server address, not the address of a switch or a WLAN router. For the Programmer use the IP address of the server, make sure that the HTTP server in the Programmer is enabled in the Application Options. A symbolic name like “ap.myserver.com” could only be used when a DNX server is available. In most LAS installtions this is not the case.

Default for the port number is 80. «Group» and «Start Page» are not mandatory, they are necessary when you use page groups in the Action Pad and if you want to define a certain page as start page.Server selection

After entering the data, tap «Ok», check your entry and tap «Done», the server selection returns. Tap your server oder use the cog wheel to edit the entry. That’s all. With the application options via the upper left cog wheel you set few display options or you can protect access to the app with a password.

 

Application settings

 

The app remembers the last valid session, so restarting the app later will first try to re-establish the last active session with a server.

Configuring a Butler XT cluster

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