The translators of the LED world, often overlooked but necessary for any addressable lighting installation are the controllers, adapters, and interfaces that allow all your gear to talk to each other. Controllers allow your mapping software to talk to your LED pixels. Interfaces are the eyes and ears of your installation, allowing your mapping software to interface with sensors and other external equipment. The adapters we list allow you to effectively connect various parts of your LED array together reliably and safely, even pass a UL Field Listing. We’ll give you the rundown on which are our favorites and how we use them!
Advatek is a company comprised of a handful of wizards over in the wilds of Australia. The hardware they’ve developed is rock solid. Their boards are versatile, can be slotted almost anywhere and the electronics are incredibly robust. The firmware that runs on these controllers covers all the bases. Universal across their entire line of products, they include a myriad of useful functions to help integrators like us test and debug our installations.
Another remarkable device from the Madrix team, the Orion is a bridge between the world of analog sensors and your mapping software. This device will allow you to bring true interactivity to your installations!
The Madrix Nebula is a plug & play LED controller specifically designed to work with the Madrix software. It will convert up to 8 universes of ArtNet or sACN into LED pixel data on 2 physical outputs. It supports a wide range of LED types and is able to be daisy-chained so that many of these units can be strung along a single run of network cable. Ideal for use in permanent installations, the Nebula is a robust and full-featured LED controller that works with our favorite software.
3 devices that together solve some of the most common and vexing problems we regularly experience in the field. Transmitting pixel-data over long distances, restoring the quality of LED data signals, and signal isolation for UL Listing. All with a superbly compact set of devices.