Ordering Information
All components of the DNA system can be ordered separately, however as they are equally important within the data network, we encourage
specifiers, consultants, venue managers, operators etc. to contact LSC with their specific requirements, whereby our Sales Engineers can tailor
the optimum system for each application.
CODE
DESCRIPTION
ISOP-1
ISOPORT Single optically isolated and buffered DMX512 outlet wall mount box.
ISOP-2
ISOPORT 2 way optically isolated and buffered DMX512 outlet wall mount box.
ISOP-3
ISOPORT 3 way optically isolated and buffered DMX512 outlet wall mount box.
ISONODE
ISONODE Intelligent DMX512 inlet wall mount box.
ISOPOWER
ISOPOWER 19” Rackmount power supply unit
POWERKR
ISOPOWER 19” Rackmount KRONE Termination Panel
DMXchange
6 input, 12 output 19” Rackmount DMX512 crosspatch unit Master.
DMXchangeS
6 input, 12 output 19” Rackmount DMX512 crosspatch unit Slave.
DMXiso
Plug in isolation/buffer module for any input or output inside a DMXchange.
DMXCHKR
DMXchange 19” Rackmount KRONE Termination Panel.
DMiX
DMiX 19” Rackmount 2 in, 1 out DMX512 Merge unit.
DMiXKR
DMiX 19” Rackmount KRONE Termination Panel.
Distributed Network Advantage
The DNA system has now fulfilled specifiers wishes in providing a cost effective, functional solution for distributing
DMX512 data safely and efficiently. Many prestigious venues have now taken the “Distributed Network Advantage” and below is
a sample of some typical end users.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
Sydney Opera House, Australia
Melbourne Concert Hall, Australia
Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia
Victorian State Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Playhouse Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Australia
Superbowl Stadium, South Africa
LSC Electronics has forged a world wide reputation for designing and manufacturing innovative world class DMX512 products.
The range is now one of the most extensive available and caters from the small system operator to the very large theatres,
television studios, theme parks, function centres, cruise ships and the like.
Other DMX512 products from LSC
MULTISPLIT
LINKLIGHT
SOFTLINK
Offering complete electrical isolation
between all inputs and outputs, the Multisplit
range of DMX512 splitter/amplifiers is
available in 5, 10, 15 and 20 way output
arrangements. Now regarded worldwide
as the device for distributing DMX512.
The Linklight offers 48 channels of
Multiplexing/demultiplexing of positive
or negative analog voltage, inbuilt test
facilities, external switching for polarity
and transmit/receive mode and switchable
power supply.
The Softlink is a very powerful patching
tool offering multiple DMX512 inputs
patched to multiple DMX512 outputs with
pile on and merge facilities. Available with
Disk Drive backup and a Fader module, the
Softlink is unsurpassed in its value as a
large system DMX512 patch for concert,
studio and theatre applications.
N921
For Further Information Contact:
LSC Lighting Systems
A Division of LSC Electronics Pty. Ltd.
A.C.N. 006 231 287
7 University Place, Clayton
Victoria 3168 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9561 5255
Facsimile: +61 3 9561 5277
Email: info@lsclighting.com.au
Website: www.lsclighting.com.au
The Link to
Providing
a Healthy System
DNA Broch.Q
8/13/98 10:04 PM
Page 2
Distributed Network Advantage
The Distributed Network Advantage (DNA) provides a modern day solution to a few “age-old” problems. Gone are the days of daisy chaining DMX512
data around a venue, where a fault could disable the entire network. Gone are the days of large cable patch bays where incoming data can be patched to
a greater array of outgoing data streams. Losing the patch leads or finding an incorrectly patched lead can be rather costly as well as time consuming. A lot
of misnomers about the DMX512 protocol and its limitations have made many in the lighting industry very apprehensive when using this digital protocol.
For this reason alone LSC Electronics embarked on designing a versatile system of DMX512 components that are cost effective, easy to use and easy to
install. The DNA system consists of a number of “ building-block” components that can be arranged in varying formats to suit a wide range of applications.
Options such as installation-friendly “ KRONE Termination Panels” and plug-in isolation/buffer circuits for the DMXchange round off this exciting new
product group from LSC.
ISOPORTS - are wall mount, electrically isolated and buffered DMX512 outlets available in three models, providing up to 1536 channels of control at any
point. Up to 32 Isoports can be connected per DMX512 spur and an inbuilt terminator can be set for the last ISOPORT on each spur. A sturdy wall mounting
box has been designed to allow the ISOPORTS to connect directly into the building’s DMX512 wiring without powering down. This is ideal in replacing
faulty modules without disturbing the rest of the network.
Requiring a 24VDC supply to power the onboard electronics each ISOPORT has an integral ‘Power’ indicator and a ‘Data’ indicator for each output
connector. It is recommended to run power cabling separate from the DMX512 cable as conductor size in the data cable would be inadequate to carry
power in most situations.
ISONODE - is designed to utilise the same sturdy wall mount box as the ISOPORT. The ISONODE is an intelligent, electronically isolated input that can
sense when a transmitting device has been connected into its front panel connector, thus disconnecting the upstream DMX512 data. If the device remains
connected but stops transmitting, the ISONODE then reconnects the upstream data back onto the network. In the case where power to the ISONODE is
interrupted, the main upstream DMX512 is always connected. Indicators on the front panel show that power is present to the ISONODE, that upstream
DMX512 is available to the ISONODE and an indicator to show that a connected transmitting device is active.
ISOPOWER - specifically designed as a power source for the ISOPORT and ISONODE network modules, the ISOPOWER provides a 24VDC output for up
to 32 output or inlet modules. The ISOPOWER provides the facility to connect three separate DMX512 inputs. It then buffers and isolates them, and provides
three DMX512 outputs. When used as a stand alone unit the ISOPOWER provides the isolation between the inlet modules and the outlet modules. Outputs
can then be fed through Multisplit data splitters.
Installing a distributed network of DMX512 inlet and outlet modules enhances security against equipment failure rendering the total system useless.
However a distributed system will only be totally reliable if the power supply to the individual modules can be guaranteed. For this reason the ISOPOWER
is short circuit proof and has the facility to be linked to a second ISOPOWER to provide full redundancy. An auto-fault detection circuitry detects a power
failure in the first unit and automatically switches to the back-up ISOPOWER. A front panel button allows you to manually switch the ISOPOWER into either
‘active’ or ‘standby’ mode. Front panel indicators display essential information such as data present on any of the three incoming DMX512 streams; internal
power supplies’ status (including ‘fault’ indicator); cooling fan operating; and ‘active’ or ‘standby’ mode.
The ISOPOWER can be connected to the ‘outside’ world in a number of variations. The basic unit has the wiring for the three DMX512 inputs and the
three DMX512 outputs on a computer style DB25 connector. The DC out is provided on a separate power connector. A rear panel switch allows the
individual termination of each DMX512 input. The system wiring can then be wired directly to a mating DB25 connector or to an optional ISOPOWER
KRONE termination panel.
DMXchange - As complex DMX512 Distributed Network systems are on the increase, the call for a central data crosspatch to route a large number of
inputs to a greater number of outputs has become apparent. LSC Electronics introduces the revolutionary DMXchange, a data crosspatch unit that can be
expanded to handle up to 24 DMX512 inputs and crosspatch to 48 DMX512 outputs. Two models are available - a 6 input to 12 output module that has
a built-in LCD Display and function buttons, to allow the user to setup the crosspatching and electronically label the data paths. The second model is an
extension unit of the ‘master’ unit and provides an additional 6 data inputs and 12 data outputs. Up to three ‘slave’ units can be connected to a ‘master‘
unit. The setup and labelling of the ‘slave’ units is handled by the ‘master’ unit.
Both models have front panel indicators showing data activity on each of their six inputs. The 40 character by 2 line LCD and four function buttons on
the ‘master’ unit, allows the operator to patch any incoming input to as many outputs as required, label the incoming and outgoing data paths (up to 15
characters per label) and to store and recall up to 32 preset states. Electronic labelling can easily be setup by using an IBM style keyboard connected to the
Keyboard port on the front panel. No two inputs can be patched to the same output, however this can be achieved externally by utilising a DMiX merge
unit. In the event of any of the inputs or outputs requiring isolation within the DMXchange, an optional plug-in module is available. Called the DMXiso, this
circuit board is internally fitted and can be configured to either receive or transmit an isolated and buffered DMX512 signal.
The DNAnet port is a communications port allowing the DMXchange to talk to other DNA products such as a DMXchange Slave and DMiX merge units.
As the hub of the data system, the DMXchange can send out preset information to these other products, automatically configuring them to a previously
stored state.
All input and output wiring is present on DB25 computer style connectors on the rear panel and can be connected to the DMXchange via mating DB25
connectors or via the optional DMXchange KRONE termination panel. A rear panel dip switch allows the individual termination of each DMX512 input.
DMiX - essentially designed as a stand-alone 2 into 1 merge unit, the DMiX can easily be adapted into the DNA system, whereby the necessity of merging
two inputs onto one DMX512 data streams is required.
The DMiX combines data from two separate transmitting devices (controllers, DMXchange etc.) on a Highest-Takes-Precedence (HTP) basis, thus allowing
two controllers to control the same fixture. The second data stream can be offset using ‘up’ and ‘down’ buttons on the front panel and the offset address is
displayed on a three digit display. Each incoming data stream has an ‘error’ indicator as well as ‘data’ present indicator. ‘Loop thru’ connectors are
included on each DMX512 input located on the rear panel. A rear panel switch allows the individual termination of each DMX512 input. A computer style
DB25 connector contains all the wiring for the two DMX512 inputs and the DMX512 output. The system wiring can then be wired directly to a mating DB25
connector or to an optional DMiX KRONE termination panel. A DNAnet port is located on the rear panel to allow remote connection to the DMXchange
crosspatch unit.
Typical Theatrical DMX512 Interconnection Diagram Using
Distributed Network Advantage (DNA)
24V DC
ISOPOWER POWER SUPPLY
24V DC
ISOPORT-1
24V DC
ISOPORT-1
24V DC
24V DC
ISOPORT-1
24V DC
ISOPORT-1*
24V DC
Front of House
Bridge No 1
ISOPOWER POWER SUPPLY
ISOPORT-2
ISONODE
ISOPORT-2
ISOPORT-2
ISOPORT-2*
Front of House
Bridge No 2
Control
Room
ISONODE
DMXchange CROSSPATCH MASTER UNIT
Prompt
Corner
ISOPORT-2
ISONODE
DMXchange CROSSPATCH SLAVE UNIT
ISOPORT-2
ISOPORT-2*
Balcony
DNA net
Stalls
Dip Trap
ISOPORT-3
ISOPORT-3
ISOPORT-3
ISOPORT-3*
DNA net
DMiX MERGE
#1
MULTISPLIT SPLITTER
#2
#3
#4
#5
Stage
Bars
ISOPORT-2*
Prompt
Boom Bar
Isolated and buffered
DMX512 outputs
LINKLIGHT MULTIPLEXER
LINKLIGHTS can also be used
to feed existing analog signals
into the DNA system
ISOPORT-3
LSC recommends the use of
good quality data cable suitable
for DMX512 and RS485 applications.
Terminators are essential at the end of
each data run. These can be set internally
on each of the ISOPORTS marked ‘*’.
ISOPORT-2*
Opposite Prompt
Boom Bar
LINKLIGHT MULTIPLEXER
ISOPORT-1
#1
ANALOG OUTPUTS
ISOPORT-1
#2
ISOPORT-1
ISOPORT-1
#3
#4
ISOPORT-1
# 5 Stage
Dip
Traps
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Technical Specifications
ISOPORT
ISONODE
• Galvanically isolated and buffered
DMX512 outlet(s) mounted in a
rugged metal wall box.
• Front panel 5 pin AXR input connector
providing full galvanic isolation
onto the main DMX512 stream.
• Can be used with other RS422
based protocols
• Can be used with other RS422
based products.
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•
• Automatic detection of incoming DMX512 through front panel
connector to disconnect upstream DMX512 from main data
network. Note that the ISONODE actually detects data, not just
the connector presence.
Power indicator to show power present to unit
Data indicator(s) to show data present at the output(s)
12VDC to 30VDC (nominally 24VDC) Power input
Able to be installed and removed from DMX512 stream without
disturbing the main DMX512 data flow.
• Individually selectable 120 Ohm terminator resistor.
• ISOPORT Series 1
- single 5 pin AXR type connector on front panel.
- power consumption typically less than 2 watts
• ISOPORT Series 2
- two 5 pin AXR type connectors on front panel that can
be selected to provide two individual DMX512 outputs
(max 1024 channels) or two DMX512 outputs in parallel
from one DMX512 source.
- power consumption typically less than 3 watts.
• ISOPORT Series 3
- three 5 Pin AXR type connectors on front panel that can be
selected to provide three individual DMX512 outputs (up to
1536 channels) or two DMX512 output in parallel plus a
separate DMX512 output (up to 1024 channels) or three
DMX512 outputs in parallel (up to 512 channels)
- power consumption typically less than 4 watts.
• Fully conforms to CE and C Tick regulations
Measures 120mm x 74mm x 60mm including wall box.
Weighs approximately 300g.
ISOPOWER
• Output voltage
nominally at
24VDC @ 4 Amps max.
• Short circuit proof.
• Multiple units can be linked together via DB25 and Power
connectors, to provide full redundancy.
• Led Indicator shows power is present to the ISONODE.
• Led Indicator shows the presence of upstream data.
• Led Indicator shows that a transmitting device has activated
the ISONODE.
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•
•
•
•
12VDC to 30VDC (nominally 24VDC) power input
Power consumption less than 2 watts.
Fully conforms to CE and C Tick regulations.
Measures 120mm x 74mm x 60mm (includes mounting box)
Weighs approximately 300g
DMXchange
• Up to six DMX512 inputs and up to twelve DMX512 outputs
per unit.
•
•
•
•
•
Can be used with other RS422 based products.
E2PROM memory retention in case of power failure.
Master unit with LCD and function buttons.
Slave unit as a plug-in extension unit for Master.
Any output can be electronically patched to any input via
the function buttons.
• Optional plug-in isolation and buffered modules for any input
or output.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Electronic labelling of any input or any output.
Store and recall functions for 32 internal presets
Indicators for incoming data activity.
Optional KRONE termination panel
Fully conforms to CE and C Tick regulations
19” Rack Mount metal chassis, 1 rack unit high.
Input voltage switchable
100-120/220-240 VAC 50/60Hz 30 Watts max.
• Auto-fault detection and back-up selection button
• Three input DMX512 streams and three output DMX512 streams
all totally isolated and buffered.
• Dimensions: 480mm Wide x 45mm High x 225mm Deep
• Weight: 3.5 kgs
• Thermally controlled cooling fan with indicator on front panel
and rear panel test button.
DMiX
•
•
•
•
•
•
Indicator for internal power supply failure.
Standby/Active indicators to show ISOPOWER status
Optional KRONE block termination panel.
Fully conforms to CE and C Tick regulations
19” Rack Mount metal chassis, 2 rack units high.
Input voltage switchable
100-120/220-240 VAC 50/60Hz 160 Watts max.
• Dimensions: 480mm Wide x 89mm High x 225mm Deep
• Weight: 10 kgs.
• Two DMX512 inputs to one DMX512 output merge facility,
with signals merged on HTP basis.
• Fixed offset on DMX512 stream A with variable offset on
DMX512 stream B.
• Remotely change variable offset via DNAnet port when
connected with DMXchange DMX512 Crosspatch.
• Fully isolated and buffered inputs and outputs, with loop
thru AXR connectors on inputs.
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•
•
•
Optional KRONE termination panel
Fully conforms to CE & C Tick regulations.
19” Rack Mount metal chassis, 1 rack unit high.
Input voltage switchable
100-120/220-240 VAC 50/60Hz 30 Watts max.
• Dimensions: 480mm Wide x 45mm High x 225mm Deep.
• Weight: 3.5kgs
Ordering Information
All components of the DNA system can be ordered separately, however as they are equally important within the data network, we encourage
specifiers, consultants, venue managers, operators etc. to contact LSC with their specific requirements, whereby our Sales Engineers can tailor
the optimum system for each application.
CODE
DESCRIPTION
ISOP-1
ISOPORT Single optically isolated and buffered DMX512 outlet wall mount box.
ISOP-2
ISOPORT 2 way optically isolated and buffered DMX512 outlet wall mount box.
ISOP-3
ISOPORT 3 way optically isolated and buffered DMX512 outlet wall mount box.
ISONODE
ISONODE Intelligent DMX512 inlet wall mount box.
ISOPOWER
ISOPOWER 19” Rackmount power supply unit
POWERKR
ISOPOWER 19” Rackmount KRONE Termination Panel
DMXchange
6 input, 12 output 19” Rackmount DMX512 crosspatch unit Master.
DMXchangeS
6 input, 12 output 19” Rackmount DMX512 crosspatch unit Slave.
DMXiso
Plug in isolation/buffer module for any input or output inside a DMXchange.
DMXCHKR
DMXchange 19” Rackmount KRONE Termination Panel.
DMiX
DMiX 19” Rackmount 2 in, 1 out DMX512 Merge unit.
DMiXKR
DMiX 19” Rackmount KRONE Termination Panel.
Distributed Network Advantage
The DNA system has now fulfilled specifiers wishes in providing a cost effective, functional solution for distributing
DMX512 data safely and efficiently. Many prestigious venues have now taken the “Distributed Network Advantage” and below is
a sample of some typical end users.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Sydney Opera House, Australia
Melbourne Concert Hall, Australia
Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia
Victorian State Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Playhouse Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Australia
Superbowl Stadium, South Africa
LSC Electronics has forged a world wide reputation for designing and manufacturing innovative world class DMX512 products.
The range is now one of the most extensive available and caters from the small system operator to the very large theatres,
television studios, theme parks, function centres, cruise ships and the like.
Other DMX512 products from LSC
MULTISPLIT
LINKLIGHT
SOFTLINK
Offering complete electrical isolation
between all inputs and outputs, the Multisplit
range of DMX512 splitter/amplifiers is
available in 5, 10, 15 and 20 way output
arrangements. Now regarded worldwide
as the device for distributing DMX512.
The Linklight offers 48 channels of
Multiplexing/demultiplexing of positive
or negative analog voltage, inbuilt test
facilities, external switching for polarity
and transmit/receive mode and switchable
power supply.
The Softlink is a very powerful patching
tool offering multiple DMX512 inputs
patched to multiple DMX512 outputs with
pile on and merge facilities. Available with
Disk Drive backup and a Fader module, the
Softlink is unsurpassed in its value as a
large system DMX512 patch for concert,
studio and theatre applications.
N921
For Further Information Contact:
LSC Lighting Systems
A Division of LSC Electronics Pty. Ltd.
A.C.N. 006 231 287
7 University Place, Clayton
Victoria 3168 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9561 5255
Facsimile: +61 3 9561 5277
Email: info@lsclighting.com.au
Website: www.lsclighting.com.au
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Providing
a Healthy System
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