DMX Switchers

foxriderfoxrider Registered User, Hog Beta
Hi,

I was at Prolight and Sound exhibition and I saw that there are DMX switchers from HES at Arcus booth. Are these new products from HES? :confused:

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  • edited March 2010
    There's the "SDI-DMX Mixer Pro" which is a DMX controller Switcher/Mixer for SDI Video signals. Is that what you saw?
  • foxriderfoxrider Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited March 2010
    It's definately not the switcher/mixer as I saw that. These DMX switchers comes in 2 models. 4 dmx universe and 8 dmx universe. The looks of it is like a DP but it's silver in color. It also has the A/B selector knob.
  • edited March 2010
    Doesn't sound like any HES product I'm aware of.
  • serdar kastasserdar kastas Registered User
    edited March 2010
    two console and two dp's switcher select A dp1 select B dp2...easy backup unit but why silver color?
  • Richard RasmussenRichard Rasmussen Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited March 2010
    The Catalyst High End DMX nodes were sliver and look just like a dp.
  • edited March 2010
    There are a lot of DMX A/B switches out there.

    Doug Fleenor, XTBA, City Theatrical, Pathway, DMX Data Lynx, and others all make multi-universe switches.

    Back in the very early days of HES and the LWR protocol (before the fixtures used DMX), HES produced some splitters and other data distribution equipment. It's possible that there was an AB switch then, but I've never seen one.
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited April 2010
    These are DMX A/B switches made by ARCUS.

    You can switch 4 Lines or in the larger Version 8 Lines plus Fixture or HOG-Net
  • bassmanbassman Registered User
    edited April 2010
    I have two Silver color DMX switchers A/B ,and multi switch. I dont know who it was made by , no writing on it , it look just like PD2000/8000. Imput/output uses 3pins.
    To me it looks like PD2/8000 ancestors , with knobs, and 3pins out/inputs.
  • MLorenzMLorenz Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited April 2010
    There are several companys who build these switches.
    Arcus build them in the look of a DP2000 or DP8000.

    Most of those switches are just passive switcher, so no electronic inside, just a switch with the corresponding number of contacts. Also the switcher from Arcus are build in this way (e.g. 4 Line switcher: 2 x 4 x 3 contacts for both inputs, 1 x 4 x 3 contacts for output)
  • foxriderfoxrider Registered User, Hog Beta
    edited April 2010
    Man,

    I was fooled by the Arcus switchers and thought it was built by HES. At that moment, I was disappointed cos if HES were to produce these new switchers, that means I won't be able to have network backup features anytime soon.

    I'm glad that HES is working on the network backup features and we will have it this year.
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