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A·4

Smart ArtNet to DMX converter

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  • Smart node with ArtNet, sACN, RDM, and DMX supported protocols
  • Alert and log features in the cloud
  • Built-in RDM recorder and player
  • 4-port ArtNet node and DMX input/output splitter with fully assignable inputs and outputs
  • Live and remote monitoring for all fixtures connected
  • Show recording and play-back, storing of monitoring data from integral SD card
  • Applicable for all luminaires with DMX; monitoring requires RDM
  • Upload and program your show remotely

The A-4 is a multi-purpose ArtNet DMX node/recorder/player combined with monitoring features. With the A-4, fixtures become remotely accessible via RDM, allowing you to program, upload, and schedule your show from a remote location, when connected to the Internet. It also works as a remote monitoring device, notifying the technicians of any irregularities within the fixtures. Since all the outputs are assignable, the A-4 can work as a regular ArtNet node, a DMX splitter with configurable outputs, and a RDM setup device.

 

Physical
Besides the mains power connector, the A-4 includes four XLR 5-pin outputs, one RJ45 input, and one RJ45 output. The housing of the A-4 is extremely compact and rugged, and it is designed for touring as well as installations. It weighs less than 1kg, and the dimensions of the box are 95 x 65 x 115 mm (L x W x H).

Protocols supported
The A-4 is a node with ArtNet, sACN, RDM, and DMX-512A support. The ArtNet input can be connected to Ethernet networks, while the ArtNet output can be directly connected to the Internet or to more A-4 units. All protocols can be configured through the SGM ArtNet Configurator software.

RDM setup and sensor monitoring
Since most SGM fixtures support RDM, the A-4 is able to set up DMX addresses and modes, to change labels, and even monitor the sensors of any luminaire connected to the device. This is possible, not only in real-time with a local network, but also remotely via Internet. A log alarm can also be established to notify the maintenance manager or technician when humidity or temperature exceeds a specific threshold. Monitoring data can be stored on the integral SD card.

Recorder, Player, and Scheduler
The A-4 can record different lighting shows programmed in a lighting console or controller, stored on an integrated SD memory card.
When recorded, the A-4 can be set to play the show when needed, eliminating the need for a console. Since the A-4 can be connected to Internet, the A-4 can be timed to play a specific show on a set date and time for a specific time zone.

Output view
The A-4, not only works as a node with RDM support, but can also show the DMX output coming from a console through the ArtNet Configurator software. This is particularly useful for large-scale installations where a big amount of DMX universes are used. By monitoring raw sensor values in real time, any potential malfunction, can be detected in time.

Assignable outputs
One big advantage of the A-4 is the possibility of assigning which ArtNet universe is going to be handled in each XLR output. This output can also be configured to HTP or LTP merge for pixel mapping purposes, it can be set as a player, and it can also work as an XLR input. By simply adding one XLR male to male connector, the A-4 can be transformed into a DMX splitter, where one XLR works as an input and the other three just output the same DMX universe.

Mounting options
The A-4 packaging include bracketry for rigging one or two units or permanent wall mounting. The lightweight and compact design allows for easy transport and onsite implementation.

Specification

Physical
Color options Black - RAL 9004
IP class IP20
Material Aluminium
PC/ASA
Plastic
Rubber
Steel
Net dimensions 95 x 115 x 65 mm
Net dimensions inches 3.7 x 4.5 x 2.6 inches
Net weight 0.7 kg (1.5 lbs)
Electrical
Input voltage, absolute max. rating 90 - 264 VAC; 50 / 60 Hz
Input voltage, nominal 100 - 240 VAC; 50 / 60 Hz
Max power consumption 10 W
Standby power consumption 2 W
Programming and Control
Compatible operating system Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Connections
Art-Net data Input RJ45 connectors
DMX data in/out 4 x 5-pin female locking-DMX
Signal source Artistic License Art-Net 3
Streaming ACN
Installation
Orientation Any
Rigging possibilities Hanging / horizontal mounted
Thermal
Cooling Passive
Total heat dissipation, max power 34.1 BTU per hour
Total heat dissipation, standby 6.8 BTU per hour
Included items
Included items User Manual
Horizontal M-10 bracket
A-4 Touring bracket
Conforms To
CE - 2014/30/EU: EMC Directive EN 55103-2
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 55024
EN 55032
CE - 2014/35/EU: Low Voltage Directive EN 62368-1
RoHS2 Directive 2011/65/EU
UL UL Std. 62368-1
Certified To
CSA CSA Std. C22.2 No. 62368-1, Ed:2

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Certifications & classifications

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Ordering information

Product name Item number
A-4 ART-NET to DMX Converter 80070217
Accessories Item number
Mounting horizontal bracket for A·4 & ILD 17000099

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