GeNetix Node 5 is a multipurpose node that provides a solution for remote data distribution in a wide variety of applications, notably offering support for Timecode, MIDI and 10Scene.
This universal interface supports Art-Net, sACN, RDM and like all GeNetix nodes is fully configurable from ChamSys consoles, via its in-built web server or via the display on the unit. Its DMX ports are fully configurable, allowing for use as DMX Input or Output and has configurable DMX timings. With two network ports, GeNetix Node 5 can be either PoE or Mains powered via its powerCON TRUE1 line input. This versatile device is at home in many different environments as a standalone interface, truss-mounted in the rig via its M12 receiver, installed via its DIN rail mount or rack mounted via its optional rack ears.
The interface's LTC and MIDI ports provide both Timecode and MIDI notes input/output to MagicQ systems over ChamNet as well as supporting Art-Net timecode compatible with any system supporting this, making GeNetix Node 5 ideal for applications where the Timecode or MIDI source is away from the console.
When connected to MagicQ PC Systems via USB, GeNetix Node 5 unlocks MagicQ PC Systems in Full Unlocked Mode, acting not only as a DMX interface, but also as a Timecode, MIDI and 10Scene gateway, making the full power of MagicQ software available to systems running on Linux, Mac or PC. When used as an Art-Net/sACN node the GeNetix Node 5 unlocks up to 2 MagicQ Instances via Network.
- 5 RDM DMX Ports supporting Input and Output
- Supports Art-Net & sACN
- LTC & MIDI Timecode over Ethernet
- MIDI Notes over Ethernet
- Webserver for remote configuration
- In-built display and encoder for local configuration
- Full Unlock of MagicQ PC Systems when connected via USB
- Full Unlock of up to 2 MagicQ Instances when connected via Network
GeNetix Nodes provides a solution for remote data distribution in a wide variety of applications. Supporting industry standard protocols like Art-Net, sACN, RDM along with advanced features including DMX Fallback, merging and Scene Storage
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GeNetix network nodes support industry standard lighting protocols; Art-Net V1,2,3 and 4, sACN - including priorities on a per universe basis and Remote Device Management (RDM).
DMX timings are fully configurable, with refresh rate, break time, frame time and MAB.
DMX Fallback enables fixtures on a single universe to be connected in a loop to two ports on the GeNetix node for redundancy. If a single cable is broken anywhere in the DMX loop, all fixtures can still receive DMX.
Individual ports can be set to Output, Input or Fallback.
DMX Fallback is supported within a GeNetix node and also between multiple GeNetix nodes.
GeNetix nodes support merging, configurable per port. The merge options are: None, HTP, LTP, Lowest IP address, Highest IP address.
When set to HTP, for each of the channels on that universe the node uses the highest level received from all sources sending to that universe.
When set to LTP, for each of the channels the node uses the data received from the latest source. The node only changes to data from the other source when the data from that source has changed in value, or when the first source has been timed out. LTP merging is only supported for a maximum of two sources.
When set to Highest IP address or Lowest IP address the node merges each universe based on the data from the source with the highest or lowest IP address respectively. For example, a house system can be set as a very low IP address and then merging set to “highest IP” to enable incoming consoles to have priority over the house system.
GeNetix nodes support storage of 10 Scenes that can be recorded from the incoming Art-Net or sACN data. Scenes contain DMX data for one or more ports on the node.
Scenes can be replayed from either the node front panel, from the MagicQ / QuickQ Console, via the webserver or via 10Scene wall plates on the GN5 & GN10 Nodes.
The GeNetix network nodes can be configured from MagicQ consoles and PC systems and from QuickQ consoles. They can also all be configured from a web server. The nodes with a front panel can also be configured from the front panel.
GeNetix nodes also support a lock PIN to prevent the configuration being modified from the front panel of the GeNetix
Lost Data Behaviour
GeNetix Nodes support 3 modes for when the node loses network data (Art-Net or sACN)
Hold – holds the last output DMX values
None – stops outputting DMX
Zeroes – Outputs DMX 0's on all channels
GeNetix nodes support synchronised DMX output to reduce tearing. Synchronisation is controlled via ChamNet and is available when used with MagicQ consoles.
- RDM Direct DMX Ports: 5
- Network Ports: 2
- MIDI Ports: 2 (1 in, 1 out)
- LTC Timecode Ports: 2 (1 in, 1 out)
- 10Scene Ports: 1
- PoE Input: Yes (Port 1)
- USB Ports: 1 USB-C
- Kensington Security Lock Fixing: Yes
- Power Input, Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 110 to 240 VAC
- Art-Net/sACN: Yes
- ChamNet Support: Yes
- LTC & MIDI Timecode over ChamNet: Yes
- MIDI Notes over ChamNet: Yes
- 10Scene Gateway Functionality: Yes
- Configurable DMX Timings: Yes
- Web Server: Yes
- DMX Redundancy Support: Yes
- User Scene Store: Yes
- Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 Power Cable: 1
- DIN Rail Mount Clip: 1
Node Weights and Dimensions:
- Width: 250mm (9.84 inches)
- Depth: 172mm (6.77 inches)
- Height:44.4mm (1.75 inches)
- Weight: 1.4 KG (3.08 lb)