I love the MINI Mads, I really hope one day they will do Art-Net or DMX. I know it is int he pipeline but it cannot come soon enough Until then, has anyone found a good stand alone player for this type of data?
Sometimes a laptop is overkill. Especially if there are lots of installation or you don't/can't leave the laptop outside, in the rafters, with a client, etc.
I have seen a few solutions. Some are way too complex and require compiling (not good for in the field). Others are ready to rock but are hard to find/buy/ship to the U.S.
Here are two examples
1) Pixout Controller: http://www.pixoutserver.com/features.php
(even has IP rated case!)
2) Art Net DMX Stand Alone: http://www.dmx4all.de/produkte_artnet_player.html