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Control signaling

  • - one of the earliest and simplest electronic lighting control signaling systems; simply put, the control signal is a DC voltage that varies between zero and ten volts. In production lighting this system was replaced by analog multiplexed systems such as D54 and AMX192, which themselves have been almost completely replaced by DMX512. For dimmable fluorescent lamps (where it operates instead at 1-10 V, where 1 V is minimum and 0 V is off) the system is being replaced by DSI, which itself is in the process of being replaced by DALI.


  • - standard for digital communication networks that are commonly used to control stage lighting and effects. It was originally intended as a standardized method for controlling light dimmers, which, prior to DMX512, had employed various incompatible proprietary protocols. It soon became the primary method for linking controllers (such as a lighting console) to dimmers and special effects devices such as fog machines and intelligent lights. DMX has also expanded to uses in non-theatrical interior and architectural lighting, at scales ranging from strings of Christmas lights to electronic billboards. The use of DMX can now be used to control almost anything, reflecting its popularity in theatres and venues.
  • DMX Lighting Tutorial Part 1: What is DMX? |
  • Channel address values from 0 to 255, light functions mapped to channels with the first as
  • Address set on light instrument with dipswitch (binary) or LED
  • Serial connections, 512 channels of control, creating a DMX universe
  • The DMX Wiki - A Catalogue of all things related to or concerning DMX Lighting and DMX in General
  • Open Lighting Project is a multi-faceted effort aimed at accelerating the adoption of new, standardized control protocols, while also providing high quality, reliable, open software for the lighting industry. This site acts as a resource for anyone looking for information about DMX software and the associated control systems, as well as a variety of Open Source and free lighting software.
  • - Remote Device Management or RDM is a protocol enhancement to USITT DMX512 that allows bi-directional communication between a lighting or system controller and attached RDM compliant devices over a standard DMX line. This protocol will allow configuration, status monitoring, and management of these devices in such a way that does not disturb the normal operation of standard DMX512 devices that do not recognize the RDM protocol.
  • - a protocol for transmitting the lighting control protocol DMX512-A (with RDM) over the User Datagram Protocol of the Internet Protocol suite. The protocol was developed by Wayne Howell and his company, Artistic Licence Engineering (UK) Ltd, is open for implementation with attribution but without charge, and made available as a software development kit for convenience. It is typically implemented as lighting-control nodes in embedded controllers, driven from a lighting desk or similar software operating as a server. Art-Net compatible products are made available by dozens of companies.


  • - a protocol for the controlling of lighting in buildings (initially electrical ballasts). It was created in 1991 by Austrian company Tridonic and is based on Manchester-coded 8-bit protocol, data rate of 1200 baud, 1 start bit, 8 data bits (dimming value), 4 stop bits, and is the basis of the more sophisticated protocol Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI).
  • - IEC 60929 and IEC 62386 are technical standards for network-based systems that control lighting in building automation. They were established as a successor for 0-10 V lighting control systems, and as an open standard alternative to Digital Signal Interface (DSI), on which it is based.


  • Q Light Controller is a cross-platform application for controlling DMX or analog lighting systems like moving heads, dimmers, scanners etc.
  • D::Light is a mobile flexible solution to the control needs of modern performance technology. The graphical user interface has features familiar to the traditional lighting desk user - the main window contains a cue list window, an interactive channel zone, submasters and a keypad - giving intuitive access to D:Light's powerful features. D:Light users can also avail of a standard command-line syntax.




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