dataLynx II™ is a 1U 19" rack mount Ethernet to DMX512 gateway. It converts 12 universes of Art-Net or sACN ethernet into DMX512/RDM.
dataLynx II replaces Data-Lynx O/P, which has been discontinued. The advantages of dataLynx II are significant.
The product features 12 DMX512/RDM outputs, using front mounted Neutrik connectors: a choice of XLR 3-pin, 5-pin or 8-pin (Ethercon) connectors is offered.
Network connectivity is achieved using the Ethercon RJ45 connector on the front panel. Configuration is achieved over the network using the internal web-server or DMX-Workshop. DHCP enables automatic IP addressing; static IP and LLRP negotiation are also supported. The product is powered via a standard IEC connector located on the rear of the unit.
SFP input slot
dataLynx II xlr5 can be optionally ordered with an input slot that accepts an SFP module, allowing gigabit connections. Please note that the SFP module is not included.
dataLynx II extreme offers all the features of the standard product. The extreme model additionally provides surge protection. This feature is aimed at protecting the product and connected equipment against voltage surges of the type generated by lightning. The protection is sacrificial which means that after a certain number of protection events, the protection circuitry will be destroyed (see the datasheet).
dataLynx II extreme is an ideal solution for the sort of harsh environments that may be encountered in live touring, or permanent installations such as bridges or towers.