DMX 101 Hand Book
DMX 101 Hand BookSKU# DMX 101 Hand Book
This helpful handbook is designed to provide a basic understanding of the DMX 512 protocol, including theory of operation, proper equipment use, and some basic application examples.
DMX is an acronym for Digital Multiplex, a communication protocol (a set of rules) used to remotely control lighting dimmers and intelligent fixtures. It is designed to provide a common communications standard between these lighting devices regardless of the manufacturer. 512 refers to the number of control channels used on one network segment (often called a ‘universe’) of devices. In a simple dimming system, one channel controls the intensity of one dimmer. A single intelligent fixture, however, may require several channels to control its various parameters (one channel each for pan, tilt, color, gobo, etc.). Click the PDF link below in the Resources section to download this handbook.