Enttec was on hand showing their new Datagate.  It is an extremely flexible bridge between control and fixtures/dimmers. It can form the backbone of a network, provide optical isolation, merge levels from multiple streams, and translate between DMX and Ethernet protocols.

Some of the tasks you can configure a Datagate to perform include:

  • DMX Hub/Splitter
  • DMX Merger (HTP or LTP)
  • DMX -> Ethernet
  • Ethernet-> DMX
  • RDM Gateway
  • RDM Sensor Info Gather / Report
  • DMX shifting
  • Simple Scene Playback or Test Frame Generation
  • Hot Spare for another Datagate

or any combination of the above.

The unit comes with:

  • 8 DMX ports (input or output)
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet port
  • 1 RS232 input for profile selection via serial command

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