Pathway Connectivity is one of the leading data communications company in the entertainment lighting industry. They design, manufacture and support an innovative family of products that enables the operation of sophisticated stage and architectural lighting systems. Whether you need data receptacles, opto-splitters, or networking gear Pathway has a proven track record.
A couple of useful items were revealed at the show that should be shipping early Q1 in 2014. Pathport eDIN 1012 2-Port node is a compact gateway for encoding, routing and decoding DMX512 data over a standard Ethernet network. In addition to DMX, the Pathport eDIN 2-Port supports RDM discovery and configuration data transport. DIN-rail mountable for fast installation in existing cabinets, or also available as part of a complete ETL-listed assembly. It is also available in a 4 port version with the part number 1014.
Recently they got into the controller game with their Cognito console. Cognito solves the complex task of programming shows for systems that include incandescent dimmers, moving lights and color changing LED fixtures. Cognito is network-ready and features a streamlined user interface to guide you through the process of selecting lights, adjusting their attributes, and recording reference libraries, memories and cues. Once programmed, the show is played back manually or with sequenced playlists. The recent Nov 5, ’13 release bundled several important updates including improved effects, Wall Station mode, Cue Actions, sliders always play Memories, and much, much more. Bob Bell does a great YouTube series on using the desk that is worth watching. To the right is his recent post on “busking” or using the desk for on the fly playback.