Doug Fleenor introduced a number of new products this year to help with connecting and programming fixtures and control systems.
Their new 124 splitter is designed as a budget-friendly alternative to their 123 and 125 splitters. The 124 will list at $412 J and features the choice of 3-pin or 5-pin inputs and outputs in a smaller form factor than the 123 or 125. The key difference (other than the form-factor) is that outputs are not individually isolated from each other unlike in the more expensive units.
The Ethernet to Ethernet converter is designed to simplify translation of 4-universes of control between ArtNet and sACN. This stand-alone, 1ru device has (2) etherCON connectors on the back and can be configured with either protocol as the input and output. Configuration is via a web browser connected to either port. List price will be $1,700.
Rounding out the control devices, there is updated firmware for the RAD (Remote Addressing Device) which adds the ability to set personality as well as address, for fixtures using the RDM protocol.
Finally, they have added a 208V version of their DMX1Relay to allow remote switching of a single 20A, 208V circuit.
CBI had a wide variety of power and sound cables, connectors and devices in their booth. They manufacturer standard power, DMX and audio cables that we use in the industry as well custom boxes and snakes. On display was a sample of a custom outdoor rated box that had powercon, DMX, mic cable and net tap plug ins as an example of the special order items they can make on request.
SWISSON manufactures a wide range of DMX and RDM products as well as Sine Wave Dimming/Power Management solutions.
The XSH Hybrid Splitter allows for distributing power and a DMX signal to within one single unit. The XSH features a powerCon 20A input and an XLR input and four pairs of powerCon 20A and XLR outputs. This combination comes especially handy with modern DMX setups where cable sets with XLR and powerCon connectors are run together from fixture to fixture. A built-in amp meter which makes it a breeze to keep track of the amount of power that is consumed, allowing its user to take action before the cables or input circuit are overloaded. With the RDM option, it is also possible to remotely monitor the current draw.
The XWL Wireless DMX Transmitter and Receiver provide an effective means of transmitting a single universe of DMX and are compatible with CRMX (Lumen Radio) or W-DMX (Wireless Solution). A broader ranging solution is the XSW Wireless DMX Splitter which functions as both a transmitter / receiver and adds a splitter with additional 4 ports of DMX output – your choice of either 3 or 5 pin XLRs
ISP-4 is a 4 port Din-Rail mounted DMX Opto splitter, available with terminal or RJ-45 connection, and optional RDM protocol
Neutrik at LDI Features their powerCON TRUE1 locking 20 A true mains connector. It replaces appliance couplers wherever a very rugged solution in combination with a locking device is needed in order to guarantee a safe power connection. They especially pleased with the Appliance inlet-outlet combination for daisy chaining.
The powerCON TRUE1 is a connector with breaking capacity (CBC), i.e. it can be connected or disconnected under load or live.
- True mains connector with breaking capacity (CBC)
- Lockable 20 A single phase connector
- Easy and reliable twist lock system
- Extremely robust and reliable
- ENEC certified according to IEC 60320
- UL recognized components
- IP65 ingress protection in mated condition and unmated in combination with SCNAC-PX
Lyntech was showing enhancements to their RPC platform at LDI.
The panels make it possible for LynTec customers to add more circuits in the same horizontal wall space to control a greater number of components, as needed. Taking advantage of a change in the National Electrical Code, the RPC panels support 48, 66, and 84 circuit breaker positions. Previously, RPC panels were available only with 30 or 42 circuit breaker slots. Customers have incremental options between the 30- and 84-position panels with no increase in width. All RPC panels leverage the RPC controller’s ability to address up to 168 motorized circuit breakers. The new panels are also available as main lug only (MLO) and main circuit breaker (MCB) in 225, 400, and 600-amp interiors.
Also new to the RPC family of control panels is the capability to add dimming control. This new feature is being demonstrated for the first time at LDI 2016. LynTec has combined breaker/relay switching with 0-10VDC dimming in a single RPC panel for DMX512 or streaming ACN (E1.31, sACN). This now allows analog low-voltage dimming and power on/off switching for each controlled individual DMX or sACN channel and line voltage circuit. Up to 64 0-10VDC dimming positions can be combined in a breaker or relay panel. The new feature and hardware seamlessly work together through LynTec’s popular and easy-to-use built-in web server.