18PROTOCOL, CONTROL, AND ANCILLARY ENABLERS

PROTOCOL

DMX

The Digital Multiplexing (DMX) interface is a low-voltage signal that distributes data between the control console and dimming. Its use in lighting was initially a simple way to use any console with any dimmer, a standard that originated in 1986 by the US Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT). However, DMX uses grew beyond anyone’s initial intentions, and it became the primary method not only for linking a console to a dimmer but also to link multiple signals sent and received from an offstage or truss location to entire lighting rigs of MLs, hazers, strobes, LED fixtures, and digital lighting and media servers.

Each DMX universe is 512 channels and is wired using a 3-pin or 5-pin ...

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