The Light-O-Rama (LOR) PixieLink sACN adapter converts standard E1.31 (streaming ACN) into six RS485 output networks. Each output network can be configured as a DMX universe, an Enhanced LOR network, or a PixieLink protocol network using Light-O-Rama software applications. The output port protocol (DMX, ELOR, PixieLink) is individually configurable for each port.
When a port on the PixieLink adapter is configured as an Enhanced LOR network, the adapter will pick up to 32 universes out of the Ethernet traffic. The intensities associated with a universe will be converted into Enhanced LOR commands and the first universe in the list will be sent to LOR unit ID 01, the second universe in the list to unit ID 02, … the 32nd universe in the list to unit ID 20 (unit IDs are base 16).
In total, the Pixielink can output to 192 universes and control up to 32,640 pixels. The Pixielink has double and quad speed that support 192, 170-pixel ports refreshed 38 & 60 times/second.
Note:Software is not included. Need Software? We recommend that you purchase the Generic Starter Package to receive the software at a discount. The PRO Version of the Light-O-Rama Software Suite is recommended.
The PixieLink adapter receives sACN or Art-Net over a standard 10/100 Mbps LAN. It will process broadcast messages, and/or messages to its specific IP address. When a port on the PixieLink adapter is configured as a DMX universe, the adapter will pick the first configured universe out of the LAN traffic and output it as a DMX512 RS485 network.
The advantage of a PixieLink network over an Enhanced LOR network is guaranteed bandwidth to the Pixie controllers. A PixieLink network (port) supports 16 DMX universes of 510 intensities, each universe being refreshed 44 times/second. PixieLink8 supports 32 universes refreshed 38 times/second. PixieLink17 supports 32 universes refreshed more than 44 times/second.