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Luminex Node Settings

The Luminex Ethernet DMX nodes must be configured to work with your BlackTrax system.

Attention: The following guide outlines how each variable should be set for use with BlackTrax. Each BlackTrax event is unique. There are circumstances where these settings need to be modified based on factors such as the rig, cabling, and patching. 

Setup the node through the web interface. Please ensure your IP settings match that of the node(s) you wish to configure. There are 2 ways to configure your node to work with BlackTrax: 

  1. To merge RTTrPL with an Art-Net or sACN universe via the 5-pin DMX ports.
  2. To have the merged data be rerouted to another universe over the network (for example, when other nodes are being used downstream of your Luminex nodes).

To configure a node to merge and send data via the DMX ports

  1. To navigate to the web interface, enter the IP address of the node in your browser window.
  2. Under Setup, click on the desired node you wish to configure.
    • Note: The 8 port nodes will appear as multiple 4 port nodes in the interface.
  3. For the desired ports, choose Output as the Direction, and Custom for IP Merging. Setup 1 Of 2  
    • Result: A blue box appears beside the number for the output after IP Merging is set to Custom.
  4. Click on this blue box beside the number for the output.
    • Result: The Config Outlet window for that output appears.                                          Config 1  
  5. Set the universes you wish to merge. Source one chooses the DMX protocol, with a universe, and source two chooses the RTTrPL universe.
    • Notes:
      • RTTrPL universes start from universe 0 instead of 1.
      • RTTrPL must be source 2.
  6. Change the Mode to be X-Fade, set the trigger channel to be the same as your merging channel, and then click Set default mode.
  7. Click Submit Changes.
    • Result: That output will be configured as expected. If you select Show table, you should see the channels have all changed to X-Fade, with a trigger of the specified channel.
  8. Repeat the above for all outputs you wish to configure on the node.
  9. Click Submit Changes.
  10. Navigate to the Global tab under Setup. Set Enable Trigger to DMX, and the universe to whichever universe your Merging Channel is patched to, with the desired DMX protocol.

Global Luminex  

To configure a node to reroute merged data to send to other DMX nodes 

Note: It is recommended that the reroute is done to a universe which is different than the universes from the console and BlackTrax. For example, if you are merging sACN universe 1, with RTTrPL universe 1, you might re route the merged data to sACN universe 101.

  1. To navigate to the web interface, enter the IP address of the node in your browser window.
  2. Under Setup, click on the desired node you wish to configure.
    • Note: The 8 port nodes will appear as multiple 4 port nodes in the interface.
  3. For the desired ports, choose Output as the Reroute, and Custom for IP Merging. Reroute
    • Result: A blue box appears beside the number for the output after IP Merging is set to Custom.
    • Result: The port will now have an arrow leading to a box to specify the new universe to reroute the merged data on.
  4. Click on this blue box beside the number for the output.
    • Result: The Config Outlet window for that output appears.                                          Config 1
  5. Set the universes you wish to merge. Source one chooses the DMX protocol, with a universe, and source two chooses the RTTrPL universe.
    • Notes:
      • RTTrPL universes start from universe 0 instead of 1.
      • RTTrPL must be source 2.
  6. Change the Mode to be X-Fade, set the trigger channel to be the same as your merging channel, and then click Set default mode.
  7. Click Submit Changes.
    • Result: That output will be configured as expected. If you select Show table, you should see the channels have all changed to X-Fade, with a trigger of the specified channel.
  8. Repeat the above for all outputs you wish to configure on the node.
  9. Click Submit Changes.
  10. Navigate to the Global tab under Setup. Set Enable Trigger to DMX, and the universe to whichever universe your Merging Channel is patched to, with the desired DMX protocol.

Global Luminex