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DMX – Digital Multiplex

July 8th, 2013 Posted in worth knowing Tags:

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How digital controlling protocol works!

Every retailer is familiar with it, the standardized process to digitally send controlling information to dimmers, „intelligent“ spots or effect devices – DMX: But how exactly does it work and whose idea was it?

Digital data transmission has been around since the 80s. But controlling consolemanufacturers used differing systems, incompatible with each other, so the customer was forced to buy spots and controllers from the same producer. This changed in 1986 when the DMX standard was introduced, based on an initiative of the USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology). After some improvements were made and problems were solved, it was realized four years later. The common and still valid name of the standard is DMX-512 (1990). Even though some work has been done on it since then, there’s currently no newer version.

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Makes DMX control easy

January 2nd, 2013 Posted in EUROLITE Tags: , ,

For those of you, who don’t want to need both hands for controlling the lights: The EUROLITE DMX LED Operator IR2DMX + IR-FB puts the full control of your DMX devices in just one hand.  With its infrared remote control, certain KLS systems, SLS spots and LED PARs can be controlled easily. That’s perfect for party rooms and solo entertainers.

This way, a KLS light set, a LED bar and four spots can be controlled at the same time with one remote control. Existing systems can be expanded with the EUROLITE DMX Operator IR2DMX + IR-FB.

Controlling light has never been so comfortable

November 9th, 2012 Posted in EUROLITE Tags: ,

The DMX Commander 24/48 of Eurolite makes controlling light convenient. It allows you to control 48 channels via 24 faders and call 36 scenes directly via 12 faders and 3 pages. Over all, 48 programs can be memorized via 4 pages. There are also RDM functions and the possibility to switch the wait-timer from 0 – 2 minutes to 0 – 10 minutes.

But there’s more to it than that: The Commander 24/48 supports you whenever possible. It shows active scenes and chasers with its intelligent status LEDs. You can save scenes and chases on a USB stick via USB connection. Firmware updates can also be transmitted by USB.

That’s how the Commander 24/48 makes it easy for you to work. It’s particularly suitable for smaller stages, which use LED effects as accents, and for applications with few channels: Like for example in theatres or clubs.

EUROLITE DMX Commander 24/48 User manual

 

Simply upgrading your Eurolite KLS Sets

January 27th, 2012 Posted in EUROLITE, worth knowing Tags: , ,

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You don’t need DMX to control a KLS an four additional spots – you only need a DMX line…

EUROLITE FP-1A DMX line, a spot with 3 DMX channels and the Eurolite FP-1 foot pedal, to be more precise. Sound strange, but it is not at all. A maximum of four spot have to be connected to the DMX out of the KLS and then lopped through (it works with KLS- 200, 401, 801, 1001). Everything is controlled with the foot pedal in a kind of Master/Slave mode.

Necessary requirement, the spot’s 3 channel DMX mode needs the following starting addresses:

Synchronic to panel 1 of the respective KLS: starting address 4
Synchronic to panel 2 of the respective KLS: starting address 7
Synchronic to panel 3 of the respective KLS: starting address 10
Synchronic to panel 4 of the respective KLS: starting address 13

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Functionality of the foot switch remains unchanged: blackout, freeze, sound control, auto program.

Here are some of our spots which can be connected:
EUROLITE ACS Bars RGB,
EUROLITE PAR-64 RGB 24x5W,
EUROLITE PAR-64 RGB 36x1W Short sil
EUROLITE ML-56 TCL 18x3W
EUROLITE PAR-64 TCL 18x3W

To those who cannot call a KLS their own we recommend to take a look at our 8 KLS Kombo Packs. With the Kombo Pack 7 we also offer an alternative without DMX.