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The SMART MERGE A - D

Smart Merge A-D is a 1U 19" rack unit that will merge up to 24 channels of 0 to +10 volt analog control and a DMX data stream into a single DMX512 output signal. The Smart Merge A-D will allow older analog equipment and custom-built controllers to be added into any DMX512 installation.

CONTROL FUNCTIONS

The 24-channel analog input may be moved via the three offset code switches to any position in the DMX output stream, allowing for analog control of any channel. The number of analog channels used may be decreased from 24 down to 1 via the two length code switches.

DISPLAYS

System Run - led will flash when the unit is powered up and running correctly.
DMX In - led will be lit when DMX512 is present on the input. The led will flash if the data is not DMX or is corrupted data.
Ch Full - led will be lit when any channel on the analog input is at 100%. This allows the analog input to be set up to ensure maximum control. If any input is greater than 10 volts, the led will flash.
Block Error - led will be lit if the block length switch setting is incorrect, e.g. over 24 channels.

INTERNAL SETTINGS

Highest takes precedence - compares the DMX to the analog and outputs the higher value. Overwrite - the analog input level will replace any DMX input value. Hold last frame - in the event of DMX data loss, the last output will be retransmitted. Input Filter - applies filtering to the analog input for noisy inputs.

The Smart Merge A-D can also be used as a stand alone 24-channel analog to DMX512 converter. By stacking units and changing the offset, multiples of 24 channels analog can be converted to DMX512.

The professional Net Price is $1300.00

The Smart Mege A-D is manufactured the UK by XTBA. In North America it is available from Goddard Design Co.



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