Artistic Licence has announced its next generation of ethernet-to-DMX gateways. Based on a more powerful chip technology, the range provides full support for the award-winning Art-Net 4 protocol.
Leading the way is artLynx quad, a DIN rail mounted product that converts Art-Net (all releases) or sACN to 4 DMX universes. RDM is additionally supported when used with Art-Net. artLynx quad supercedes the previous Art-Lynx O/P product.
At the heart of the product, an order of magnitude increase in processing power allows artLynx quad to operate effortlessly on networks with congested broadcast data. All outputs are protected from accidental electrocution by any international mains voltage (including UK 3-phase, 415 VAC continuous connection). The electrical protection is ‘self healing’, so the product can continue to be used.
Other handy new features include a readily accessible factory reset switch, and a ‘squawk’ function that allows the physical location of the product to be easily matched to its listing on the network display. An improved, faster internal web server facilitates easy configuration, and the product’s compatibility with Artistic’s free DMX-Workshop software allows users to take advantage of the full suite of Art-Net 4 features. A two-output version, artLynx duo, is planned for release later this year.
In a major development, Artistic Licence is incorporating support for RDM Integrity in its next generation ethernet gateways, starting with artLynx quad. RDM Integrity is a software product from Benjamin Electric Co. designed for testing RDM compliance. The product is targeted at manufacturers and developers wishing to ensure that their products are compliant before being placed on the market. It provides a simple pass, advisory, warning or fail assessment, along with decoded data that allow quick identification of any problems.