LSC Lighting Announces NEXUS Ethernet/DMX Converters

The NEXUS range is the latest addition to LSC’s Data Distribution products and offers conversion between DMX512 signals and Ethernet and currently supports both the Art-Net and Streaming ACN (SACN) protocols.

NEXUS provides the ability to convert between the two most popular Ethernet protocols namely Art-Net and Streaming ACN (SACN) and DMX512. Going further than your average converter, NEXUS allows users to:

  • merge two universes onto a single port on an LTP or HTP basis by universe or by slot (channel)
  • Soft patch across multiple universes
  • Auto switch between two assigned universes for redundancy purposes
  • Merge two universes and resend these as new Art-Net or SACN stream

Three models are available namely a single port portable Ethernet / DMX converter, a 5-port rack-mount Ethernet / DMX512 converter and a 5-port truss-mount Ethernet / DMX512 converter. Powercon power input connectors are available as an option on the 5-port units. The single port unit is powered via Power over Ethernet (PoE).

The units are supplied with female DMX512 connectors as conversion from Art-Net / SACN to DMX512 is the most common use for these units. However with the appropriate sex-change connectors, any unit can be configured for DMX512 to Art-Net/SACN conversion. In fact in the 5-port versions it is possible to configure a mixture of DMX512 ports; some as inputs and some as outputs making the system extremely flexible.

Complimentary to the NEXUS range of products is NexLan software. With versions available to run on Windows, Mac and other platforms, NexLan software is free and used to configure and monitor the NEXUS range of products.

You can find more information on the new NEXUS range at LSC’s website