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Roles - Stand-alone, Client or Server

Roles are used to clearly define the responsibility of each machine in your Pixotope network.

A role has to be chosen the first time you start Director. However, a machine is not locked to this specific role. If the setup of your production changes, you can easily change its role via the Machine settings.


Choose this role for a single machine production.


Choose this role for all machines which connect to a Server and work on the Server’s open show.

The display color of a Client can be overridden in START > Storage > Machine settings > Name and color.


Choose this role for the machine in a Multi-machine production which

  • stores/owns the show file

  • runs the Asset Hub server and holds its cache

A server accepts connections from all machines on the same subnet.

The display color of a server is fixed (pink).

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