I received a message from ChamSys yesterday and all it contained was this…
Looks like ChamSys is announcing a USB DMX Interface called MagicDMX. It is a single Universe or 512 channel DMX converter that works with ChamSys MagicQ PC Based Lighting Controller. The MagicDMX interface device contains the processor that handles the DMX control signal and NOT the computer. What does that mean? All of the timing and control signal is handled within the DMX interface and doesn’t rely on the computers processor to do the thinking. This is a huge advantage in the DMX interface!
There are two versions of the MagicDMX interface that will be available, the MagicDMX Basic for users that wish to get familiar with the MagicQ control software and the MagicDMX Full for experienced and users looking for more control and functions.
Pricing and availability has not yet been released, but I have heard that ChamSys just might have the MagicDMX on display and demo in their stand at ProLight + Sound this week in Frankfurt Germany.