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DMX512

Why is it called DMX512?

The abbreviation DMX stands for Digital Multiplex and denotes a serial signal, which carries a special protocol from a controller to a DMX receiving device (the laser projector) in order to display pre-set effects. Through solely one cable it is possible to manage 512 different channels. Every system connected laser system has got a certain start address (within the spectrum 1-512). Each signal can process 256 single signal steps - i.e. values from 0-256. Normally the value 0 stands for "OFF", the value 255 for "ON". Depending on the processing control signal, also effects, movements or simple signalings, etc. may be controlled. The DMX512 protocol simply provides the trigger signal - then action to be preformed will be implemented by the control board of the controlled device, according to the programming.

How do I select effects with DMX?

Also every effect has an address. By entering the address the selected laser is going to display the chosen effect. The addresses also may be entered via the dip switches on the back side of the laser projector.

Input DMX Address Number:


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Differences between 3 Pin DMX and 5 Pin DMX

There are plans for implementing more channels or a return mode for the 5 pin version in the future. At the moment there is no difference between 3 pin and 5 pin layout, besides you'll need different cables for connecting the devices.
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Learn more about DMX

Buy show laser lights with DMX connctor

Here you can find all Laserworld laser lights with DMX connection. Click on a particular show laser to display more information from our shop.

Laserworld EL-230RGB
Laserworld EL-230RGB
Laserworld EL-300RGB
Laserworld EL-300RGB
Laserworld EL-400RGB MKII
Laserworld EL-400RGB MKII
Laserworld EL-200RGB
Laserworld EL-200RGB
Laserworld EL-500RGB KeyTEX
Laserworld EL-500RGB KeyTEX
Laserworld EL-900RGB
Laserworld EL-900RGB
Laserworld CS-1000RGB MKIII
Laserworld CS-1000RGB MKIII
Laserworld BeamBar 10R - 638 - RED MKII
Laserworld BeamBar 10R - 638 - RED MKII
Laserworld DS-1000RGB
Laserworld DS-1000RGB
Laserworld BeamBar 10G - 520 - GREEN MKII
Laserworld BeamBar 10G - 520 - GREEN MKII
Laserworld BeamBar 10B - 450 - BLUE MKII
Laserworld BeamBar 10B - 450 - BLUE MKII
Laserworld CS-2000RGB FX MKII
Laserworld CS-2000RGB FX MKII
Laserworld DS-2000RGB
Laserworld DS-2000RGB
Laserworld DS-3000RGB
Laserworld DS-3000RGB
Laserworld PL-5000RGB
Laserworld PL-5000RGB
tarm 3
tarm 3
Laserworld PL-6000G
Laserworld PL-6000G
Laserworld PL-10.000RGB
Laserworld PL-10.000RGB
RTI NEO SIX
RTI NEO SIX
Laserworld PL-20.000RGB
Laserworld PL-20.000RGB
Laserworld PL-30.000RGB
Laserworld PL-30.000RGB
Laserworld PL-50.000RGB
Laserworld PL-50.000RGB
RTI PIKO RGB 28
RTI PIKO RGB 28
RTI PIKO RGB 30 OPSL
RTI PIKO RGB 30 OPSL
RTI NANO G 40 OPSL
RTI NANO G 40 OPSL
 

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