This is a huge time savings for business owners, specifically, who can cut multiple designs at the same time.
All Silhouette machines - with the exception of the Silhouette CAMEO 3 - need to be connected to the computer through a USB cord, but that doesn't mean you're limited to cutting with just two Silhouette cutters.
I have five machines and was able to get all five - including a Portrait and Curio - all cutting at the same time using a 4 Port USB splitter and the CAMEO 3's Bluetooth....for a total of 5.
The USB splitter is key if you have more than two machines - and one of them is NOT a CAMEO 3. The splitter will plug into one of the USB ports on your computer and will then give you four more USB ports in which you can plug Silhouette machines into.
Likewise, if you have even more Silhouette cutting machines, you could potentially use 2 USB splitters - one in each USB port and then connect up to 8 machines through those ports and the CAMEO 3 via Bluetooth.
Depending on your set up and space, you may find it easiest to connect all of the machines to your computer by fanning them all out in a circle on the floor with the computer in the middle.
Keep in mind, each machine can be instructed "Send to Cut" from the same work area or from different work areas.
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