The E3 engine can be remotely powered on and started using the Wake-on-LAN protocol.
To remotely wake the E3 engine, you need three things:
- A computer that is connected to the same Ethernet network as the E3 engine.
- The MAC address of the engine. You can get the MAC address by going to the Options > Devices tab and right-clicking on the E3 engine image.
- The IP subnet address of the network. (Optional, depending on the software used.)
To shut the E3 engine down, use the VENUE Options > System > Shutdown button.
Software to wake the E3 engine
There are several software packages available to send the special Wake-on-LAN Magic Packet.
- Wake On Lan by Depicus (Mac App Store, $1.99)
- Remote Desktop (Apple, $79.99) – Also useful for controlling the S3L-X remotely.
- MagicPacket by DecaTec (Microsoft Store, Free)
- Wake On Lan by Sepiro Ltd (Microsoft Store, Free)
For those comfortable with the command-line, a short Python script will also do the job. Save this script somewhere as wakeonlan.py and make it executable with chmod +x.
if len(sys.argv) < 3:
print "Usage: wakeonlan.py <ADR> <MAC> (example: 192.168.1.255 00:11:22:33:44:55)"
mac = sys.argv
data = ''.join(['FF' * 6, mac.replace(':', '') * 16])
sock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_DGRAM)
sock.setsockopt(socket.SOL_SOCKET, socket.SO_BROADCAST, 1)
sock.sendto(data.decode("hex"), (sys.argv, 9))
Myself, I keep a copy of the script in my ~/usr/bin directory. To wake my system, I call the command like this, where 172.16.0.255 is the subnet of my network, and 00:90:fb:4a:13:9e the MAC address of my E3 engine.
$ ~/usr/bin/wakeonlan.py 172.16.0.255 00:90:fb:4a:13:9e
Stage 16 Box
The Stage 16 Box cannot be remotely power cycled without additional equipment. Some suggestions include:
- Furman CN-1800S + Furman BB-RS232 giving control via Ethernet.
- Furman M-8S (US) or the Furman PS-8RE III (Europe) connected to the GPIO connection from the E3 engine, along with an event (saved in the default show) to latch a GPIO when the system is started. Attempt only if you feel comfortable with electronics. If you would like me to build this setup and demonstrate it, send me an email.