DMX-IT 524 Lighting Controller
The DMX-IT 524 is ideal for small shows, live shoots, lectures, conferences, churches, lighting sales demonstrations, stage checkout, testing, troubleshooting, focusing and emergencies - any function that does not need an expensive, complex console or requires portability. Starting address may be anywhere in the DMX512 channels.
The DMX-IT 524 works very well with the Arri SkyPanel, other LED fixtures, and with multi-channel devices.
The DMX-IT 524 has integrated protective guards to help avoid accidental damage to the sliders while on set.
- Starting channel may be anywhere in the 512 channel address space
- Provides highly stable outputs with no jitter or bobble headed values
– Two separate scenes of full level memory at independent addresses and
each with its own Scene Master. Each scene can be bumped on / off
- Slim-line AC adapter is Energy Star and California CEC compliant
- Fast to operate, fast frame rates for LED lighting
- Address mismatch LED indicates when the address setting does not match the current live address
- Live Master is provided which is independent of the scene masters.
- The overall Master controls all levels simultaneously.
- A feature to clear the entire DMX 512 universe
- Long run time internal Li-ion battery (2-3 days)
- Micro USB power input (for use with USB chargers or portable battery packs)
- Full-size USB-A connector provides a power output for external gear
- VESA Mount - 75mm x 75mm
DMX-IT 524 Portable Lighting Board Specifications
||75mm x 75mm
|| 1.8 lb (0.8kg)
|Item Dimensions (LxWxH)
|| 8.4" x 6.1" x 1.6" / 2.3" (front/rear) - (21.4cm x 15.5cm x 4.1cm / 5.8cm)
||3.2 lb (1.5kg)
|Package Dimensions (LxWxH)
|| 11.4" x 7" x 4.3" (29cm x 17.8cm x 11cm)
DMX512 is a digital control signal for entertainment lighting. The DMX512 protocol standard is defined by USITT, the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. The control signal is generated from lighting control consoles and sent to dimmers and other accessories. Prior to the DMX512 protocol, analog control systems were used; zero to ten volt analog was one common standard. DMX512 is a digital multiplexing technique that uses a two conductor shielded data cable to control up to 512 dimmers. Analog systems require a wire for each dimmer channel.
The connector standard for DMX512 is a 5 pin XLR. Lighting controllers and consoles output DMX512 data on a female 5 pin XLR. Dimmers and receiving equipment often have both male XLR's for receiving and female XLR's for looping the DMX512 data to the next device. The XLR with male pins always receives and the XLR with female pins always sends.
The wire for DMX cable must be data cable designed for EIA485. This cable is low capacitance, twisted pair, shielded, and designed for high speed data. There are many brands and types that will work reliably. Standard pre-built cables can be purchased from any theatrical lighting supplier. Conversion to 3 pin XLR and use of microphone cable is known to be problematic and not recommended.
The pinout for the five pin XLR connector is:
Pin 1: Cable shield wire.
Pin 2: Data Not (also called - Data)
Pin 3: Data (also called + Data)
Pin 4: Spare - not used per standard - not connected in DMX-IT products
Pin 5: Spare - not used per standard - not connected in DMX-IT products
Shell case: The XLR connector body does not get connected to the cable wire
The DMX512 data signal requires termination at the final connection in the DMX control signal loop. Improper termination is the most frequent cause of DMX problems. A terminator is a resistance at the end of the DMX line. This resistance prevents the DMX data signal from reflecting back down the line and causing data errors and other problems. DMX receiving equipment should have a "termination" switch or termination option for end of line in the setup. The data signal should only have one termination at the end of the loop, multiple terminations will load down the data signal. If the receiving equipment does not have a built in terminator, then an XLR terminator accessory should be used at the last female XLR "DMX out or loop" connector in the data line connections.
The entire DMX-IT line is designed and manufactured in USA.
More info about the DMX512 standard is available here.
- DMX-IT 524 Handheld Lighting Controller with integrated protective sides
- Slim-line AC adapter
- User manual