To synchronise two or more Timecode Systems products, you need to set them to operate in a network. There are two different types of network:
- RF network
- BLINK network.
In this section, we are going to look at the BLINK Network. To learn about the RF network, see RF Network.
What is a BLINK Network?
A BLINK network is an RF network with added remote control and remote monitoring functionality. The extra functionality is provided by the free BLINK Hub app.
In a BLINK network, the master device has to be a :pulse or a :wave. In the following image, a :pulse is the master and it connects to BLINK Hub via wi-fi.
Notice that the :pulse is the master and it communicates with the slaves via RF. The communications between the :pulse and the slaves is the same as a regular RF network, so the :pulse is acting as an RF master and a BLINK network master.
The BLINK Hub app communicates with the :pulse via wi-fi (it can communicate with :pulse units via wi-fi or Ethernet, and :wave units are wi-fi-only).
The BLINK network master is an intermediary between the slave devices and the BLINK Hub app.
You can install the BLINK hub app on a computer, tablet, or smartphone and use it for remote monitoring and control of many Timecode Systems products.
To learn more about BLINK Hub, see Remote Control and Monitoring with :pulse.