Winner of the PLASA London 2015 Award for Innovation.
Many thanks to PLASA for recognizing our efforts to make things smaller, better, more versatile, and more useful.
Video of DMXpix debut at PLASA London 2015.
“We believe the RC4 DMXpix is the most powerful driver
and off-board design tool available for non-video pixel control.
Wireless portability is the icing on the cake.“
James David Smith, President and Chief Product Designer
The same size as our LumenDimM2, the LumenDimPix is a tiny wireless DMX driver for pixel LEDs. It runs two separate pixel strings with patent-pending RC4 Custom Pixel Profiles to create beautiful pixel effects while consuming a user-selected number of DMX channels and generating up to 3000 output channels. Using RC4 OneTouch™, RC4MagicPC Remote Configuration Software, or wired RDM, you specify the string type, DMX start channel, and various configuration parameters for each driver. Then, you control the magic from your DMX console in real time. Also on-board are a standard DMX data port, and an I2C interface for use with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and more. Only 61mm x 36mm x 20mm, the LumenDimPix is the future of portable, spectacular pixel displays.
Intelligent pixel products have taken the market by storm. While each manufacturer offers drivers for their particular flavor of pixel device, few professional-grade drivers are built to control multiple string types (chip protocols). The LumenDimPix is the most versatile product possible, supporting all popular protocols (WS2801, WS2812, APA102, LPD8806, MY9231 and many others that are compatible with these). More importantly, the RC4 Wireless CodeLoader, introduced in 2014 as part of RC4 Series 3 Harmonized Design, allows drivers for new pixel products to be added by simply downloading and installing them.
Traditional mapping of DMX to pixel strings consumes vast numbers of channels — a single universe of 512 channels can control only 170 red-green-blue pixels. At the same time, many lighting designers use pixels for repeating patterns along a string, and to emulate separate lengths of traditional LED tape from a single string. RC4 Custom Pixel Profiles deliver the same design versatility and control to designers, while vastly reducing the number of console DMX channels required to render beautiful effects using up to 1000 pixel LEDs.
To make the LumenDimPix the ultimate DMX data conversion and control device, a DMX data in/out port is also provided, along with an I2C interface for use with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and most other microcontroller systems.
Using the DMX port as an input, theLumenDimPix can be controlled by wired DMX with extensive RDM (remote device management) support.
We believe the LumenDimPix is the most powerful driver and off-board design tool available for non-video pixel control. Wireless portability is the icing on the cake.
Phoenix removable terminals are provided for connection of the power supply (+/-DC IN) and LED strings. The supply powers both the internal electronics and the connected strings, up to 6A total. Output voltage is precisely the DC power input voltage with no appreciable losses within the 6A total power handling limit of the device.
The internal wireless DMX receiver operates identically to the LumenDimIO in receiver mode. The RC4 DMX miniplug port can used with a range of DMX adaptors, including 3-pin and 5-pin male and female XLR connectors. The most common adaptor is the RC4DMX5FA with 5-pin female XLR connector.