PL+S 2018: Artistic Licence addresses lighting control

Artistic Licence is set to unveil a number of new products catering for the Art-Net/sACN, DMX512 and DALI lighting control markets. Artistic Licence CEO, Wayne Howell, will be present throughout the show to answer questions, aided by German distribution partner, Soundlight.

On show will be the next generation of Artistic Licence ethernet-to-DMX gateways. Based on a more powerful chip technology, the range provides full support for the award-winning Art-Net 4 protocol, giving access to impressive new functionality not offered in earlier releases.

The dataLynx II is a 1U 19″ rack mount Ethernet to DMX512 gateway. It converts 12 universes of Art-Net (supports all versions up to Art-Net 4) or sACN ethernet into DMX512/RDM. The product features 12 DMX512/RDM outputs, using front mounted Neutrik connectors: a choice of XLR 3-pin, 5-pin or 8-pin (Ethercon) connectors is offered.

The product is available with standard or extreme levels of electrical protection. Also in preview is dataLynx II SFP, which supports gigabit copper and fibre connections.

Also on show, artLynx quad and artLynx duo are DIN rail mounted products that convert Art-Net (all releases) or sACN to 4 (quad) or 2 (duo) DMX/RDM universes.

To be launched at the show, are matisse f6 dmx and matisse d4 dmx. These products are programmable, multi-function DMX controllers presented in a wall-mount format. All the electronics are mounted on the rear of the panel, so there is no need for external control boxes.

In a major new development, Artistic Licence will launch daliGate quad, a product that “promises to transform the DALI lighting control market, by enabling seamless integration with Art-Net infrastructure – thus avoiding the need for proprietary solutions”.

daliGate quad is a DIN rail product with Art-Net/sACN on the input and four DALI outputs. daliGate quad allows a lighting desk to control DALI alongside DMX. Uniquely, it maps the entire DALI command set (with DALI 2 compatibility) to RDM parameters – this means that any lighting controller that supports RDM over Art-Net can access all DALI commands.

All DALI commissioning can be controlled remotely by the lighting controller. Broadcast, group and channel addressing can be used at same time to increase flexibility.


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