I'm currently using LOR and will be switching over to xlights and adding pixel arches using the f16v3 I preordered. I've decided from what many people recommend to convert the LOR boxes over to DMX. My question is how to handle the DMX cabling from the f16. Can I just connect the Cat 5 to the f16 output and daisy chain them all like a "normal" LOR setup? I thought running the LOR boxes in DMX required a crossover cable but wasn't sure if that's still necessary when using the f16. I plan on having approximately 1000 pixel nodes total for the 4 arches and have 15 LOR boxes using 196 channels. Anyone see a problem with lag using this setup?
Also, the furthest LOR box will be about 45' from the f16 controller. Will this require any extra hardware or will that kind of distance be ok?
Thanks for any info.