Network Naming Convention for the 970 and PIX 260i / PIX 270i

The Sound Devices 970 and Video Devices PIX 260i, PIX 270i rack-mount recorders allow the user to define a unique network name for network identification. While this feature allows for great flexibility, there are some precautions that need to be taken when selecting the network name of the device. In order to create reliable connections, only use recommended characters and limit the network name to 15 characters.

Recommended Characters:

  • a-z
  • A-Z
  • 0-9
  • – (hyphen)
  • _ (underscore)

Characters to Avoid:

  • ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) + = [ ] \ { } | ; ‘ : ” , . / < &rt; ?
  • Spaces

TIP: Use an underscore or dash instead of a space. For example, for the network name, rather than use My Pix, use My_Pix.

To assign a network name to a PIX 260i/270i or 970 recorder:

  1. Power on the unit by pressing the encoder and Audio button simultaneously.
  2. Press the Menu button and use the encoder to highlight “Network” and press the encoder to select it.
  3. After “Network” has been selected, use the encoder to highlight “This PIX’s Name” and press the encoder to select it.
  4. A pop-up keyboard screen is displayed. Use the encoder to highlight the desired characters and press the encoder to select each character to construct the name making sure to conform to the above rules for selection of naming characters.
  5. When the desired name has been entered, highlight “OK” with the encoder and press it into select.

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