You configure Vicon connectivity units — smart boxes that can be combined to create a distributed architecture, enabling you to customize the number of Vicon cameras and supported third-party devices in your Tracker system — with the Vicon Connectivity node on the System tab.
The Vicon Connectivity node is displayed under the Local Vicon System node when Vicon Tracker is connected to the Vicon system. The Vicon Connectivity node lists each Vicon connectivity unit connected to your Vicon system.
Depending on the type of Vicon system under which you are running Vicon Tracker, your Vicon system architecture will contain one or more of the following Vicon connectivity units:
- Vicon Lock – connectivity unit that facilitates the integration of synchronous third-party equipment with Vicon Vantage and Vicon Bonita cameras by providing or receiving synchronization (Lock+ and Lock Lab) or timecode (Lock+ and Lock Studio). Lock+ and Lock Lab also provide connectivity for third-party analog capture sources, such as force plates, EMG equipment, and generic devices.
- MX Giganet – the primary connectivity unit in an MX T-Series and/or Bonita system.
You can incorporate units and components from MX T-Series systems into your Vicon Vantage system. For details on configuring a combined architecture, see the Vicon Vantage Reference or Go Further with Vicon MX T-Series reference, or contact Vicon Support.
Except where noted, references to Vicon Lock, Lock units, and Lock apply to all current models of the Vicon Lock unit (at the time of publication, this includes Vicon Lock+, Vicon Lock Studio and Vicon Lock Lab).