Wi-Fi Axion DMX Controller

$279.00

Overview
The Axion DMX Lighting Controller enables you to fully integrate a DMX512 system via IP without the complexity of traditional expensive counterparts. It also delivers a more reliable solution compared to standard consumer Wi-Fi enabled individual lighting options.

Availability: In stock

SKU: A-100-DMX-CTRL-W Category:

This is a commercial grade solution designed to deliver unparalleled reliability with a specific focus on the best possible control integration possible. Specifically, the solution gives full exposure of DMX devices in Control4, Crestron, Elan, URC, and RTI systems. The overall solution is designed to give our partners highly flexible, modular installation options that can grow as needs and preferences change.

The Axion DMX solution is primarily targeted at both tunable whites and RGB colors, but because it interacts using the DMX512 protocol it will also support many other commercial devices such as motors, lasers, smoke machines, and more.

Example Hardware Configurations

DMX Controller & Single RGBW LED Lighting Strip

DMX Controller with 4 Discrete White Zones and 1 Discrete RGB Zone

 

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 8 × 3 in

Instructions

Wi-Fi Setup Mode

When the Wi-Fi model does not have a network association, it will enter an ad-hoc wireless setup mode. This creates up an open wireless network with the name ‘DMX-000000’, where the ‘000000’ varies based on the unit’s MAC address.

  • Join this network and navigate to the local web interface at “http://192.168.4.1”.
  • On the ‘Config’ tab, click the button to Scan for available wireless networks.
  • Select the desired network from the drop down and enter the associated SSID’s password.
  • Click Save and then either click the reboot button at the bottom or power cycle the unit to finish the process.

Once the controller has been connected to the network, you may either leave it DHCP, configure a DHCP reservation, or assign a static IP address. If you are integrating with Control4, the SDDP protocol is fully supported and the device will show up in the “Discovered” tab of Composer Pro. If you are using any other control system, it is recommended you either set a static IP or DHCP reservation in your router.

Operation

Factory Reset

To perform a factory reset, simply hold in the reset button, then apply power. This will reset the password to ‘password’ and revert the IP settings back to DHCP. It will also clear the Wi-Fi network association, which will put the Wi-Fi variant back into Wi-Fi setup mode (see above).

Password
The default password is “password”. It is highly recommended that you change the default password via the local UI to maintain the utmost security. This same password is used when integrating to the control system and should be updated in any drivers or modules you are using.

FAQs

  • How many devices can a single Axion DMX Controller integrate with?
    • Each Axion DMX controller can operate 512 channels. This means it could control 512 unique white LED strips, 170 RGB strips, or 128 RGBW strips. Each address is simply another control point.
    • Note: Each DMX controller outputs enough signal for up to 4 DMX decoders. If you wish to link more than that, you will need another controller or a DMX signal amplifier.
  • Can I link multiple DMX endpoints together?
    • Yes! That’s the great thing about DMX; you will notice that almost every decoder or device has a DMX input and DMX output. Simply use a CAT5 (or any category cable) to link from one output to the input of another device. This helps provide for an extremely modular system.
  • Can I have more than one Axion DMX Controller in a project?
    • Absolutely, there is no limit to the number of controllers you can add. We have designed all the control system integration drivers and modules such that you can add multiple per project.
  • Does this work as a “centralized” solution?
    • A centralized solution is where the equipment is in one “central” location such as a closet, basement, rack, backer board, low voltage panel, etc. The Axion DMX Controller works perfectly in this circumstance and is preferred. A typical install includes mounting the Axion Controller to a back board, next to the necessary amount of Axion DMX Decoders all linked via CAT5 cables. Then, run speaker or security wire to your final locations of the lights/LED strips.
  • Can I use speaker or security wire to connect the lights or LED strips?
    • Make sure you are using wire that has enough connectors for each unique channel plus power. For example, if using an RGB LED strip, you would need a 4-conductor wire, one for each color plus power.
    • Be aware of voltage drop! The longer the run, the thicker (or lower number) gauge wire you use will help prevent flickering or light level inconsistencies across the LED strip.
  • What power supply do I use?
    • The Axion DMX controller is either powered via PoE (perfect for rack or centralized solutions) or a 5v 2a USB power supply.
    • The Axion DMX decoders are all powered via the same 12/24-volt power supply used to power the LED lights.
    • Some DMX LED lighting solutions have built in power supplies and even a decoder. In those situations, simply plug in the fixture and connect the DMX input to the Axion DMX Controller’s DMX output.
    • LED strips. It’s possible to power all of them, especially in a centralized install, using a single 12/24-volt power supply. First, verify if your light strips are all 12 or 24 volts. Next, add together the recommended power consumption or rating for each LED strip length you are connecting, account for voltage drop over longer runs, and purchase a power supply that meets the minimum number you calculated plus 10%.
    • Remember! Low voltage DC power supplies will only provide the amount of current needed so you can’t over-specify the output. Bigger is better and allows for future expansion.
  • What order are the channels?
    • No matter what LED light strip or fixture you are using, they should be wired in RGBW format. EG: if DMX start address is 12, then 12 = Red, 13 = Green, 14 = Blue, 15 = White

Control4

Download the latest – Control4 Driver Version 16

Overview

The Axion DMX Lighting Controller enables you to fully control a DMX512 system via IP without the complexity of traditional expensive counterparts. It also delivers a more reliable solution compared to standard consumer Wi-Fi enabled individual lighting options.

Since the controller supports SDDP, you can either integrate via DHCP or assign the unit a static IP address.

Features

  • Compatible with all DMX512 lighting loads, including devices like lasers and smoke machines
  • Individually addressable, reliable wired bus supports exact timing and dimming
  • Auto Discovery via SDDP
  • Supports connecting the driver to keypad buttons (with LED feedback), allowing for quick on/off/toggle programming
  • Two-way feedback from the device.
  • Trigger any of the pre-programmed color effects

Quick Start Guide

  • Add the controller driver to project (or double-click on the device in the Discovered tab)
    • If you didn’t use SDDP, enter the IP address under the Network section of the Connections tab.
  • Add as many “Axion DMX RGBW Dimmer” drivers as you have independent lighting loads.
    • EG: If you have a 3 channel DMX decoder controlling 3 individual white LED strips, you will add 3 dimmer drivers to control each independently.
    • EG: If you have a 4 channel DMX decoder with 1 LED strip that has Red, Green, Blue and White, then you would just add 1 dimmer
    • These drivers use the RGBW color system. Red, Green, Blue and White use 8 bits each, which have integer values from 0 to 255 where 0 indicates that color is turned off and 255 means the color is at full brightness.
  • On the Dimmer driver, first enter the beginning DMX address of the device you are integrating.
  • Then, select the type of device you are controlling from the drop down.
  • Click on connections
  • Verify the Axion DMX Control connection is bound to your Dimmer drivers

Connections

  • Axion DMX Control
    Used for communications between the dimmer driver and controller driver.
  • ON Button Link
    Bind this to a keypad to directly control the ON aspect of the light.
  • OFF Button Link
    Bind this to a keypad to directly control the OFF aspect of the light.
  • Toggle Button Link
    Bind this to a keypad to toggle the light ON and OFF from a physical button.

Commands

  • Save Preset
    Save the current channel level and ramp rate to a save slot 1-4.
  • Recall Preset
    Recall channel level and ramp rate from a save slot 1-4.
  • Set Theme
    Sets a color theme.
  • Set Effect
    Starts an effect with a given interval (how long for each color) for a given amount of time. NOTE! The default duration of 0 will run forever and only stop when you issue a Stop Effect command. Only one effect can be active at a time.
  • Stop Effect
    Stops the current effect.

ELAN

Download the latest – Axion DMX ELAN V6

Overview
The Axion DMX Lighting Controller enables you to fully control a DMX512 system via IP without the complexity of traditional expensive counterparts. It also delivers a more reliable solution compared to standard consumer Wi-Fi enabled individual lighting options.

It is highly recommended you configure the DMX Controller with a static IP address, or DHCP reservation.

Features

  • Compatible with all DMX512 lighting loads, including devices like lasers and smoke machines
  • Individually addressable, reliable wired bus supports exact timing and dimming
  • Two-way feedback from the device.
  • Trigger any of the pre-programmed color effects

Quick Start Guide

  • Add the controller driver in Configurator under the lighting category as a lighting interface.
  • On the controller driver, first enter the system password if it differs from the factory default.
  • Enter a value for the ramp rate for controlling the lighting devices.
  • Finally, enter the IP Address and apply all settings.
  • Next add light objects and follow the guidelines below to configure each light load

Lighting Objects

  • Dimmer
    Dimmer that adjusts the the level for a white channel. Enter the channel number for each light
    object.
  • Dimmer RGB
    Dimmer that adjusts the level for a red, green, and blue channels. Enter the channel numbers
    for each light object.
  • Dimmer Spectrum
    Dimmer that adjusts the level for a red, green, blue, and white channels. Enter the channel
    numbers for each light object.
  • Scene
    Scene Object that activates and deactivates effects on a given sets of channels. Enter the
    channel numbers as a comma delimited list and effect name exactly as shown for each light
    objects. See supported effects for a full list.

Supported Effects

  • Blink
    Turns on and off a selected color on a given interval.
    Example Device Tags for blink scene object on an RGBW strip with an interval of 5 seconds

    • Effect: Blink
    • Channels:1,2,3,4
    • Options:5
  • Glow
    Ramps up and down a selected color on a given interval.
    Example Device Tags for Glow scene object on an RGBW strip with an ramp of 5 seconds

    • Effect: Glow
    • Channels:1,2,3
    • Options:5
  • Rainbow
    Ramps up and down a selected color on a given interval.
    Example Device Tags for Glow scene object on an RGB strip with an ramp of 5 seconds

    • Effect: Rainbow
    • Channels:1,2,3
    • Options:5

Crestron

Download the latest – Axion DMX Lighting V1.0

Overview

These modules integrate an Axion DMX Lighting Controller into a Crestron Control System via TCP/IP.

Features:

  • Demo Program and Demo UI
  • Hub and Light Module
  • 2-Way Feedback
  • Independent RGBW control
  • Dimming control
  • Themes
  • Polling
  • Controller Information (model, firmware version)

The Axion DMX Lighting Controller enables you to fully control a DMX512 system via IP without the complexity of traditional expensive counterparts. It also delivers a more reliable solution compared to standard consumer Wi-Fi enabled individual lighting options.

Compatible with all DMX512 lighting loads, including devices like lasers and smoke machines

Individually addressable, reliable wired bus supports exact timing and dimming
Two-way feedback from the device.

A demo project is provided with a sample Simpl Windows program and Vision Tools UI that demonstrates how to configure and use these modules with the Axion DMX Lighting Controller. See screenshots below of sample UI.

RTI

Download the latest – Axion DMX Lighting V1.0

DMX Controller RTI Driver

Overview

The Axion DMX Lighting Controller enables you to fully control a DMX512 system via IP without the complexity of traditional expensive counterparts. It also delivers a more reliable solution compared to standard consumer Wi-Fi enabled individual lighting options.

Recommended to assign a DHCP reservation or assign the unit a static IP address.

Features

  • Compatible with all DMX512 lighting loads, including devices like lasers and smoke machines
  • Individually addressable, reliable wired bus supports exact timing and dimming
  • Two-way feedback from the device.
  • Trigger any of the pre-programmed color effects

Quick Start Guide

  • Add the controller driver to project.
  • Enter the IP address of the controller.
  • Enter the system password of the controller.

Functions

  • System Control
  • Reboot – Reboots the controller.
  • Light Control
  • Get Level – Gets the level for a given channel.
  • Set Level – Sets the level for a given channel with optional rate and delay.
  • Save Preset – Saves the current channels level in a preset slot.
  • Recall Preset – Recalls the current channels level that was saved in that preset slot.
  • Themes
  • Activate – Activates an RGB enabled theme on your light with optional rate and delay. Start Channel should be the RED Channel. Theme’s randomize with each activation!

Variables

  • System Information
  • Model – Model of the controller.
  • Firmware Version – Current firmware version running on the controller.
  • Light Information
  • Channel X Level – Current Level of the channel.

Events

  • Controller Reboot – Fires when the controller has rebooted.

Change Log

Version 1

  • Release

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