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Ethernet / DMX Converters

The NEXUS range is the latest addition to LSC's Data Distribution products and offers conversion between DMX512A and RDM signals to/from Ethernet and currently supports Art-Net, Shownet and Streaming ACN (sACN) ethernet protocols.

Much more than your standard converter, the NEXUS range of both 1 and 5 port interfaces allows the user many other options such as a protocol conversion tool for today’s demanding shows.

Using the free NexLan v2 software, any NEXUS DMX port can be configured to operate in a number of modes such as:

  • Standard DMX512A/RDM output from a selected Art-Net, Shownet or sACN Universe
  • HTP merge of three (3) selected Art-Net, Shownet or sACN Universes.
  • SoftPatch merge of three (3) selected Artnet, Shownet or sACN Universes.
  • Select three (3) universes and merge individual slots using HTP, Priority, Control or Fade.
  • Assign an output to a Primary and a Secondary Universe. Autoswitches from Primary to Secondary on loss of the Primary Universe.
  • Resend - any merged port can be resent as a new Art-Net/Shownet/sACN Universe.
  • DMX input - send a standard DMX port to an Art-Net/Shownet/sACN Universe.
  • DMX Backup - a special input that is only activated if the selected Main Universe is not present.
  • Full RDM control of a rig via Nexus Software or Art-Net RDM

This flexibility of configuration permits some very useful functionality such as:

  • A simple Art-Net/Shownet/sACN to DMX512 converter.
  • a Back-up switch for multiple Lighting Controllers.
  • a DMX512 to Art-Net/Shownet/sACN converter.
  • a DMX512/RDM Splitter.
  • a DMX512 Backup.
  • an Art-Net Backup.

NexLan v2 Software
The NexLan v2 software is used to configure and monitor the NEXUS range of products.
The software is only necessary when you first configure the NEXUS range however you may also continue with its use to monitor the system and to control and test any lighting fixtures without the use of a lighting console. Both Windows and Mac versions are available and are supplied free of charge. NexLan v2 also supports RDM for discovery and configuration of RDM compatible devices in the lighting rig.

Features

NEXUS Features

Single port version

  • One Ethernet port using a Neutrik Ethercon connector.
  • One data input / output suitable for DMX512A/RDM compatible protocols.
  • Supports Art-Net, Shownet and sACN protocols.
  • Small versatile hand-sized package.
  • Powered via PoE (Power over Ethernet).
  • Keyhole slot for mounting.

Five port versions (common features)

  • Two Ethernet Ports via Neutrik Ethercon connectors.
  • Second Ethernet port can be used as a hub or as a redundant feed.
  • Five data inputs / outputs suitable for DMX512A/RDM compatible protocols.
  • Supports Art-Net, Shownet and sACN protocols.
  • Internal 85-265v AC 45-65Hz universal power supply with CE, Ctick and UL approval.
  • Fully opto/earth-isolated input & individually opto/earth isolated outputs.
  • LED indicators for DMX, Power, DMX Termination and DMX/RDM data activity.
  • Output circuits are EMI filtered and current limited to protect against short circuits.
  • Full 2 year factory warranty.

Rack-mount version

  • Sturdy 19" 1RU rack-mount folded metal case.

Truss version

  • Optional Hook Clamp adapter.
  • Safety Wire attachment point.
  • Lightweight, high strength moulded plastic case.

NexLan Software

  • Versions available for
    a) Mac OS X 10.4 and up
    b) Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 10
  • Configure any NEXUS product found on a network
  • Monitor NEXUS products on a network.
  • Software is free.

Specifications

 
NXS1
NXST
NXSR
Number of outputs
1 5 5
Output connectors
5 Pin XLR standard 5 Pin XLR standard - 3-pin XLR options available
Ethernet Ports
1 2 2
Second Ethernet Port ( hub or backup).
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Artnet, Shownet and sACN data protocols
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DMX512 data LED
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All outputs isolated
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Galvanic Isolation barrier
1500 Volts
Short circuit protected
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DMX512A and RDM compatible
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Input power supply
PoE (Power over Ethernet) 85-264 VAC 47-63Hz
       
Power supply on LED
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Conformity
CE, Ctick
PowerCon Input Power Connector option
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Chassis style
Stand Alone Truss or stand alone 1RU 19" Rack
Construction Style
Folded metal chassis. High strength ABS plastic material 1RU Folded metal chassis.
Physical Dimensions
mm 75 x 45 x 85 320 x 123 x 53 480 x 114 x 44
inches 3" x 1.75" x 3.4" 12.6" x 4.9" x 2.1" 19" x 4.5" x 1.75"
Actual Weight
gm 300gm 650gm 1.5kg
lb 0.66lb 1.45lb 3.3lb
Shipping Dimensions
mm 170 x 85 x 100 515 x 190 x 65mm
inches 6.7" x 3.4" x 4" 20.2" x 7.5" x 2.6"
Shipping Weight Australia
1 kg 1.6kg
Shipping Weight International
kg 1 kg 1.2kg 2.0kg
lb 2.2 lb 2.65lb 4.4lb

Downloads

 
NXS1
NXST
NSXR
Operators Manual
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NexLan v2 configuration software
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NEXUS operating firmware
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OrderCodes

 
NEXUS PRODUCT CODES
NXS1
NEXUS single port, PoE powered, Ethernet / DMX512 converter.
NXST
NEXUS 5-way Ethernet / DMX512 converter, Truss Mount with 5-pin I/O AXR connectors with Velcro straps, inbuilt power supply, IEC power connector and cord.
NXST/P
NEXUS 5-way Ethernet / DMX512 converter, Truss Mount with 5-pin I/O AXR connectors with Velcro straps, inbuilt power supply, Neutrik Powercon connector. Mating Powercon connector supplied.
NXSR
NEXUS 5-way Ethernet / DMX512 converter, 19” Rack Mount with 5-pin I/O AXR connectors with inbuilt power supply, IEC power connector and cord.
NXSR/P
NEXUS 5-way Ethernet / DMX512 converter, 19” Rack Mount with 5-pin I/O AXR connectors with inbuilt power supply, Neutrik Powercon connector. Mating Powercon connector supplied.

Images

NEXUS Ethernet / DMX512 Converters

Here is a collection of the available NEXUS Ethernet / DMX Converters.

Simply click on any image for an enlarged view.

NXS1 One-port stand-alone portable Ethernet / DMX512 Converter.  
NEXUS 5-way 1RU Ethernet/DMX converter.
NXST NEXUS 5-port 1RU Ethernet / DMX512 Converter.  
MDRR 5-way 1RU rack-mount splitter.
NXST NEXUS 5-port truss-mount / portable Ethernet / DMX512 Converter.   NXST 5-way truss-mount (portable) Ethernet/DMX Converter.



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