Pathway Connectivity Solutions
At LDI 2015 Pathway Connectivity Solutions introduced two new products. Building off of the popular Cognito2 product, Pathway introduced Choreo. Choreo has all of the functionality of the touchscreen accessibility of Cognito2, but is designed to be a wall mount control unit in a 3 gang deep well back box. The Choreo wall unit allows control of lighting, timed events, show controls with full lighting console control for small venues like restaraunts, lobbies, architectural control and larger venues like museums and divisible ballrooms. Choreo provides up to 4 universes DMX512. With the configurable display the wall mount unit can present simple control buttons up to full operating screen options, just like Cognito2, which can be integrated with inputs from DMX512, contact closures, serial interfaces and time code.
Pathway also presented their new Pathport Via which is an end to end DMX 512 over Ethernet management rackmount switch. The Via is a DHCP server that allows bandwidth monitoring and IGMP snooping. The Via allows the ability to configure each of the 8 outputs separately with priority so that each line can send only the information needed to that line of network, allowing for a much quieter network “chatter”. The Via Switch works as a powerful front end all of Pathway’s opto-splitters and gateways.