Axion Lighting DMX Controller

Free
Axon Engineering
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Version: 9

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Features

  • Supports the Elan Dimmer, RGB Dimmer and Spectrum Dimmer types
  • Scene support
  • Compatible with all DMX512 lighting loads, including devices like lasers and smoke machines
  • Individually addressable, reliable wired bus supports exact timing and dimming
  • Two-way feedback from the device.
  • Trigger any of the pre-programmed color effects such as Blink, Glow or Rainbow

This is a commercial grade solution designed to deliver unparalleled reliability with a specific focus on the best possible control integration possible. Specifically, the solution gives full exposure of DMX devices in Control4, Crestron, Elan, URC, and RTI systems. The overall solution is designed to give our partners highly flexible, modular installation options that can grow as needs and preferences change.

The Axion DMX solution is primarily targeted at both tunable whites and RGB colors, but because it interacts using the DMX512 protocol it will also support many other commercial devices such as motors, lasers, smoke machines, and more.

Driver Download (Axion_Lighting_DMX_Controller_-_ELAN_-_Version_9.zip, 86 Kb) [Download]

Overview
The Axion DMX Lighting Controller enables you to fully control a DMX512 system via IP without the complexity of traditional expensive counterparts. It also delivers a more reliable solution compared to standard consumer Wi-Fi enabled individual lighting options.

It is highly recommended you configure the DMX Controller with a static IP address, or DHCP reservation.

Features

  • Compatible with all DMX512 lighting loads, including devices like lasers and smoke machines
  • Individually addressable, reliable wired bus supports exact timing and dimming
  • Two-way feedback from the device.
  • Trigger any of the pre-programmed color effects

Quick Start Guide

  • Add the controller driver in Configurator under the lighting category as a lighting interface.
  • On the controller driver, first enter the system password if it differs from the factory default.
  • Enter a value for the ramp rate for controlling the lighting devices.
  • Finally, enter the IP Address and apply all settings.
  • Next add light objects and follow the guidelines below to configure each light load

Lighting Objects

  • Dimmer
    Dimmer that adjusts the the level for a white channel. Enter the channel number for each light
    object.
  • Dimmer RGB
    Dimmer that adjusts the level for a red, green, and blue channels. Enter the channel numbers
    for each light object.
  • Dimmer Spectrum
    Dimmer that adjusts the level for a red, green, blue, and white channels. Enter the channel
    numbers for each light object.
  • Scene
    Scene Object that activates and deactivates effects on a given sets of channels. Enter the
    channel numbers as a comma delimited list and effect name exactly as shown for each light
    objects. See supported effects for a full list.

Supported Effects

  • Blink
    Turns on and off a selected color on a given interval.
    Example Device Tags for blink scene object on an RGBW strip with an interval of 5 seconds
    • Effect: Blink
    • Channels:0,1,2,3
    • Options:5
  • Glow
    Ramps up and down a selected color on a given interval.
    Example Device Tags for Glow scene object on an RGBW strip with an ramp of 5 seconds
    • Effect: Glow
    • Channels:0,1,2,3
    • Options:5
  • Rainbow
    Ramps up and down a selected color on a given interval.
    Example Device Tags for Glow scene object on an RGB strip with an ramp of 5 seconds
    • Effect: Rainbow
    • Channels:0,1,2
    • Options:5

V9

  • Added ability to have device tags with comma delimited channel lists giving you control over multiple DMX channels as the same time. Useful when you have multiple lights on different DMX addresses you want to control together as one zone.

V8

  • Change ramp rate default to 127 (levels per second which is roughly 2 seconds from 0 to 100% brightness).

V7

  • Fix bug when not using the default password for the DMX controller
  • Update logic to not send duplicate commands when the light levels are the same.

V6

  • Cache saturation value

V5

  • Cached selected color
  • Cached dim level
  • Support saturation and kelvin

V4

  • Fixed dim to level

V3

  • Changed channels to 1 based index
  • Stop any active effects

V2

  • Updated to support Dimmer, RGB Dimmer and Spectrum Dimmer driver types
  • Added Effects

V1

  • Initial Release