Art-Net devices (DMX King, Pathport, ETC, et al)


#1

Looking to start a thread about user experiences and compatibility of Art-Net, sACN, ETCLink devices and the Onyx platform.

For my own events I use a DMXKing eDMXPro4 via Artnet and it works great, has a great setup interface and the software has no issues linking to it.

At my primary venue (ballrooms, breakouts etc), we have a Martin Ether2DMX8 node that naturally works great with the Onyx and is even recognized within the software itself.

We are looking to expand our data distribution (as we install a now house lighting system) and are looking to Pathway Connectivity’s gateways (Quattro, Octo, and Pathport) for this new distribution.
We also use a Unison/Sensor system to interface with wall panels in our ballrooms.
I’ve heard that the Onyx may? have the ability to work with ETCLink hardware?

Would love to hear what other people use and would be happy to discuss any of my experience if it will help anyone out there!


#2

Hey CPLD,

I have used a variety of different Art-Net and sACN devices, and thanks to the protocols, all work great. Basically, as long as the device works with the protocol, it will work with Onyx.

As for “Showing Up” in the Art-Net window of Onyx, that is dependent on whether the device implements that feature of Art-Net or not. I have used ENTTEC’s ODE, for example, and it shows up, but Chauvet’s DMX-AN does not (this does not stop it from working, however).

Anything from Pathport should work fine, same with modern ETC rigs, as they allow you to use sACN.

RDM is the other place where few nodes will work properly. I believe RDM only works on Art-Net, and it can vary by device.

And that is what I have experienced so far :slight_smile:

-David