Network roles are used to clearly define the responsibility of each machine in your Pixotope network.
A network 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 in a Multi-machine production which connect to a Server, and work on the Server’s open show.
The display name and color of a Client can be changed in SETUP > Configure > Machines. Learn more about how to Configure machines
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).