Have you found DMX cable to be expensive? A good rule of thumb when it comes to purchasing DMX cable is that a foot of DMX cable with connectors can run about $2.50 to $3.00 a foot and up. It all depends on what type of connector is used and the type of cable as well.
In recent years, DMX has started to find its way in the cat5 cable and network protocols with ArtNet and other translating protocols to send signal. But at the end of the line, there needs to be a node of some sort translating that protocol back into DMX512 with a 5 pin connector to communicate with a device.
Cpoint Lighting has developed a new adopter that lets DMX run over cat5 cable with out the need for a protocol or any type of signal translation. Basically, we turn a cat5 cable into a less expensive DMX cable with the XLR to RJ45 adapter. Cpoint makes a 5 pin male and female adapter as well as a 3 pin male and female adapter. At $16.95 a piece, these adapters can be re-used over and over again and make any length of DMX cable needed. All that is required is finding the correct length of cat5 cable.
For more information or to find a dealer near you for the the XLRJ45 adapters, visit Cpoint Lighting’s website at www.cpoint-lighting.com