DMX512 (Digital Multiplex) is a standard for digital communication networks that are commonly used to control stage lighting and effects.
It was originally intended as a standardised method for controlling light dimmers, which, prior to DMX512, had employed various incompatible proprietary protocols. It soon became the primary method for linking controllers (such as a lighting console) to dimmers and special effects devices such as fog machines and intelligent lights. DMX has also expanded to uses in non-theatrical interior and architectural lighting, at scales ranging from strings of Christmas lights to electronic billboards. DMX can now be used to control almost anything, reflecting its popularity in theatres and venues.
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DMX512 has been with the lighting industry for many years. The advent of DMX512-A and Remote Device Management offer users much greater flexibility but also add complexity.
It will be equally valid for end users, specifiers and designers.
The DMX-Break is a 'Break-Out Box' for DMX512. It is primarily intended for engineers and allows the pins of the DMX512 XLR connector to be individually isolated. It also provides a switched termination, a data activity light and can also be used to convert from XLR to RJ45.
Every tool box should have a DMX-Break.
Jump-Start DMX Tester and RDM Programmer
The Jump-Start is a small hand-held RDM and DMX512 programmer. It is the choice of professionals in the lighting industry.
Great for testing a complete lighting rig. Each light can be individually tested in different modes and the values used stored for later use.
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Micro-Scope 3a DMX512/MIDI Tester
The worlds best selling DMX512 and MIDI tester.
Micro-Scope 3a is a small, hand-held DMX512 receiver and transmitter. It can operate as a Moving Lamp tester, a Flicker Finder or as a Rigger's Remote Control. It is powered by an internal rechargeable battery, with a normal life of 25 hours and features a high brightness backlit LCD screen.
The Micro-Scope 3a is very simple to operate. Just switch-on and you are immediately displaying received DMX512 data. Two key presses are all that is required to start flashing through the rig.
Micro-Scope MIDI Input Cable
Adapter cable allowing all versions of Micro-Scope to receive MIDI.
The NanoScope is a powerful DMX512/RDM, battery powered tester, built into a 5-pin XLR connector.
In 'Pixel Mode', nanoScope simply displays the first three DMX channels as an RGB mix. This allows NanoScope to be used as a pixel mimic to provide confidence that the expected data is on the cable.
In 'Analysis Mode', nanoScope displays a sequence of coloured blips, that represent different attributes of the DMX512 signal. The sequence comprises one long blip followed by a train of short blips.
NanoScope Developer DMX512/RDM Analyser
The NanoScope developer is a sophisticated RDM analyser and DMX512 mimic for product developers.
It is constructed with transculent case, which lights up in different colours to indicate results and fitted with a 5-pin XLR connector.
NanoScope DMX512 Transmitter
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The NanoScope tx is a simple, battery-powered DMX512 transmitter built into a translucent case with an integral 5-pin XLR connector.
Two modes of operation exist; In °Cycle Mode', the product cycles through six different profiles. In 'Lock Mode' the product continuously transmits the selected profile, and remembers the selection across a power cycle.
Off-line Editor for Micro-Scope
Off-line editor for Micro-Scope 3a allowing remote modification of all lamp personalities, presets and setup. Connects to PC via (supplied) serial/usb cable.