sACN Streaming ACN E1.31
Streaming ACN (sACN) is a standard protocol developed by ESTA to efficiently transport DMX universes over the network. It is comparable to ArtNET in many aspects. One nice thing is the multicast option allowing very easy configuration. sACN is a popular protocol to control large number of RGB LEDs. You can find very affordable LED controllers taking sACN input like the SanDevice E682. See more controllers...
16 Input Universes
Easily receive commands from other lighting software over sACN. For example, you can use Vixen and LightoRama (LOR) to do your sequencing and triggers the effects in Lightjams via sACN. This duo is really powerful and will save you many hours of sequence programming.
24 Output Universes
24 universes give you 12288 DMX channels to create with, enough for individually controlling 4080 RGB LEDs.
Wireless Network (WIFI) Optimized
Contrary to ArtNET, sACN defaults to using multicast instead of broadcast. Broadcasting literally kills a wireless network. So sACN performs great out of the box with a WIFI.
Multicasting means that the sender (Lightjams in this case) sends DMX universes to those subscribed, in one copy only, even when there are multiple receivers (sACN to DMX nodes for example) at the other end. This is a standard in the network world and is implemented at the hardware level by most routers and switches. The end result is a really optimized network usage and easy configuration since the sender doesn't need to know the IP addresses of the receivers.