One common scenario I have is the Kemper in the studio control room next to the console and computer, which makes it very easy to work with. When I'm in the live room, with the Kemper still in the control room, I'm typically playing / recording to a Cubase session which is changing the Kemper's profiles via CC. This all works great. The remote hasn't been connected since CCs handle the profile changes, but I'd like to connect it just to have access to the tuner.
When I bought the remote, I also bought one of the recommended PoE adapters for longer cable runs. While I could run an ethernet cable under the door and into the live room, that's somewhat less elegant than I prefer. I really don't want to crawl through the ceiling and run a dedicated cable just for the remote if I can patch it into my existing infrastructure.
In the server room of the studio I have a couple of 24 port 10/100 hubs as the entire house is wired with Cat5e and terminates here. What I'd like to do is just patch the remote port of the Kemper into the PoE adapter then into the hub, as there's a run that comes from that into the live room. I could then plug the remote into the hub in the live room and have a nice, tidy setup.
I have two questions / concerns regarding this. First, this is the only PoE device I've ever worked with so I don't know if running power in and out of the hub is potentially harmful or is simply ignored. Second, because it's a hub, there will be other traffic. Does this confuse the remote, or is it able to isolate the data stream being sent to it?
The only manual I could find on the remote was the quick start guide. This is a bit outside the normal usage so not surprisingly there wasn't much there. Can anyone speak to these two concerns?