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DMX History

"DMX" stands for "Digital Multiplex Signal". DMX was created in 1986 by an engineering commission for USITT (United States Institute for Theater Technology) as a way to control dimming channels on lights. In 1998, the ESTA (Entertainment Services and Technology Association) began work in getting DMX to the point where it could be approved by ANSI, and in 2004, DMX-512A was ANSI-approved as the "Asynchronous Serial Digital Data Transmission Standard for Controlling Lighting Equipment and Accessories." Niagara Falls DMX LED driver Niagara-Falls-DMX-LED-driver It is sometimes called DMX 512 because it can be used to control up to 512 "channels". To better understand the word "channel", think of a DMX "Channel" as a "Color", so if you have an RGB light, this light would use 3 "Channels" or "Colors". You can control up to 170 RGB Lights in a single DMX universe or up to 512 single-color lights in one DMX universe. Each fixture is specifically addressed within the 512 universes using a DMX Decoder/Driver, and you program your light scenes according to the DMX address that you assigned to each fixture. primary color primary color DMX512 is a unidirectional protocol which means that the data flows in one direction – from the control desk to the lights. RDM (Remote Device Management) is a protocol that sits on top of the normal DMX512 data standard.  With the addition of RDM, the DMX512 system becomes a bi-directional (half-duplex) system. The controller is able to send out a question to devices on the wire, which can then respond with an answer. In this way, the RDM protocol allows a control desk to modify and monitor the DMX system in ways never possible before.

Important Issue before Choosing DMX driver

The number of different fixtures or groups of fixtures that you would like individual control over is important because each section is going to need a specialized DMX address through a DMX Decoder/Driver unit. In addition, it is important to know how many channels or colors each section will require to be controlled. If you wish to control a single-color LED light, you will need a single-channel DMX decoder/driver. It is necessary to use a 3-channel DMX Decoder/Driver in order to control all three colors in an RGB fixture. You will need a 4-channel driver/decoder if you are using an RGBW fixture. Currently, MOONS' four-channel DMX Intelligent drivers are available on the website, ideal for stage, landscape, and theater lighting applications. Product: PR085N070DQ_DMX PR085N070DQ_DMX DMX dimming drives wiring diagram DMX dimming drives wiring diagram

MOONS' DMX RDM LED Driers Application

DMX is Commonly used to control stage lighting and theatrical effects (ex: moving lights, color-changing lights, fog machines, etc.), also commonly used for color-changing LED applications. Application Scenario, Boulevard Ring, Russia Boulevard Ring, Russia Application Scenario, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, China Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, China

DMX Master List

During the developing and testing process, below are the DMX Master we verified and compatible with MOONS' LED drivers.
Brand Model Support RDM?
Swisson Swisson XMT-350 Yes
ADJ products ADJ RGBW4C IR No
Traxon Technologies Butler S2 Yes
Helvar Helvar 920 No
Traxon Technologies Butler XT2 Yes
Overled Capybara No
Madrix Madrix Neo / Luna No
Nicolaudie Slesa UE7 / U8 No
Enttec DMX USB PRO MK2 Yes