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The DMX Link is a DMX - USB interface offering an easy setup for DMX 512 control.

All Pandoras Box Manager, Server or Player products with timelines can send or receive DMX data. There are two versions available, the DMX Link In and the DMX Link Out. Please note that it is not possible to use gender changer adapters to turn the signal flow!

The DMX Link In allows to remote control Pandoras Box via a DMX device. In other words, it provides direct sequence and layer control from any common lighting controller.
Connect the DMX Link to your Master system, e.g. a PB Manager, Server or Player. In case of remote controlling Clients, drag them from the Asset tab or Device Types tab into the Device Tree tab. Patch the layers in the Patch tab to the according channel, subnet and universe. There is no need to have another DMX-Link connected to a Client, it is controlled by the Master. Activate the DMX input in the Configuration tab and as soon as data is sent to the Master system, all patched layers or sequence parameters are remote controlled.

The DMX Link Out allows to remote control DMX devices with Pandoras Box. It is mostly used to control moving lights, spots etc. with the Pandoras Box timeline for a synchronized video and light show.
Connect the DMX Link to your Master system, e.g. a PB Manager, Server or Player. Drag the built-in or custom designed DMX devices from the Device Types tab into the Device Tree tab. Patch the layers in the Patch tab to the according channel, subnet and universe. Activate the DMX output in the Configuration tab and as soon as a key is stored in the timeline, the DMX data will be sent constantly to the devices. Only changes to DMX values will be sent. Resetting a DMX node will send all values at once.

Please be aware that a USB DMX interface will allow you to control a maximum of 512 DMX channels on subnet 0 and universe 0.

LED Status:

magenta

no driver found; please install the current coolux driver for USB devices

blue / magenta pulse

the driver is in idle state; please start a Pandoras Box Master software and setup to receive or send data as described above
if using a DMX Link In, this status means that the connection between the DMX Link and PB software is not setup

blue / red pulse

only for DMX Link In; in contrast to the above, this status means that the connection between the DMX Link and the sending device is not alright

blue blinking

ok, the DMX Link is sending / receiving data