Pixelator Mini – 16-Universe Ethernet to pixel converter
A smart, cost-effective lighting control solution, the Pixelator Mini is a compact 16 Universe rack, surface & DIN-rail mountable, eDMX to LED pixel protocol converter.
Control LED pixels with ease
ENTTEC’s Pixelator Mini is an installation-grade Ethernet pixel converter designed to make control of LED pixel dots and strip simple. In total, the Pixelator Mini can convert up to 8,192 channels (2,730 RGB pixels) across its 8 PLink outputs (2 Universes per port) with perfect synchronisation across each.
The Pixelator Mini acts as the head end of ENTTEC’s PLink control system. The PLink data it generates can be sent up to 300m using standard CAT6 cabling to plug into ENTTEC’s compact power injection modules and LED dimmers.
Flexibility is at the heart of the design. Power the Pixelator Mini using either the DC power supply included in the box or by using PoE. Install it using one of the four mounting options included in the box, then configure and update it from anywhere on your network using its intuitive web interface.
Supports a wide range of LED pixel strips and dots
Connect any ENTTEC pixel strips or pixel dots to the Pixelator system using a PLink Injector. The PLink injector takes in the PLink data and converts it to SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface), a communication protocol required by your pixel LEDs. See the Downloads section for a comprehensive table showing all compatible SPI LED protocols that the Pixelator Mini supports.
Stay in sync: Content tearing is a thing of the past
ENTTEC has a proven track record of being a reliable pixel control solutions provider with products used worldwide.
The Pixelator Mini Ethernet LED pixel converter features internal buffer and sync logic to ensure all eight PLink output ports stay perfectly synchronised. Better still, all Pixelator Minis on your installation will stay synchronised with each other through the use of the ArtSync packet. You can be confident that with an ENTTEC system you can build vast LED matrixes spanning multiple devices without experiencing any jitter, lag or content tearing on the output of your pixels.
Put simply, everything works as you’d expect it to.
An installer’s dream
The Pixelator Mini Ethernet LED pixel controller’s robust 1U half-width hardware is enhanced by its PoE or 12-24vDC Power input options and front LED indicators which show the status and connectivity of each unit. – All designed to make installations both simple and fast. Additionally, the Pixelator Mini comes with rack, surface mount and DIN mount accessories all included in the box as standard.
The Pixelator Mini’s system architecture gives you so many configuration options to choose from. And thanks to ArtSync, multiple Pixelator Minis on your project will always be perfectly synchronised.
You’ll be up and running straight out of the box thanks to the Pixelator Mini’s incredibly easy-to-use web interface. Forget the learning curve and spend more time on the fun stuff instead.
Bring installations to life that you could only previously dream of with the Pixelator Mini’s ample 1024 channels of control per port. That’s more than 5m of pixel strip, or 2,730 RGB pixels!
1 x 10/100Mbps Ethernet port (With PoE)
8 x PLink output ports on RJ45 (PLink Data)
Let’s get stuck in!
ENTTEC’s trusted technology
Support for a wide range of LED strips and dots
Each of the Pixelator Mini’s eight outputs can control up to 2 Universes of DMX pixels:
(See the Downloads section for a comprehensive table showing all compatible LED protocols).
ENTTEC pioneered the use of web interfaces in the lighting control sector, you can connect to your Pixelator Mini from anywhere on the same network from any modern web browser. Just like all ENTTEC network products, the Pixelator Mini web UI allows you to connect, configure, manage and update your Pixelator Mini Ethernet LED pixel converter.
Two layers of rock-solid protection
The Pixelator Mini has been engineered for 24/7 operation. Each data line features a resettable fuse and surge protection capable of protecting it from up to 8kV of contact discharge.
So, what does this mean in practical terms? If your data cabling has a fault that causes a spike in voltage, a heavy-handed installer gives it static shock, or maybe your DMX lines have a lot of electrical noise on them, the issue won’t be passed through the Pixelator Mini to your other equipment. Any disturbance is automatically suppressed.
Rest assured, your eDMX sources, computer and each individual PLlink output will be protected from any issue that could occur with your pixel wiring and vice-versa.
Polarity-protected data ports
We’re not new to this industry. We know that sometimes accidents happen or faults develop on installations over time. That’s why the Pixelator Mini has been designed to block DC power entering each of the PLink data ports in the case of a short circuit or incorrect wiring. Rogue power can’t pass through the Pixelator MINI into your wider installation.
The Pixelator Mini is packed with features to make your installation run smoothly, making it one of the most advanced eDMX-to-SPI controller / converters, on the market:
Select input universes in any order: Unlike other manufacturers, ENTTEC allows you to select any input Universe number and assign it to any output port.
Configurable pixel ordering: Different manufacturers use various orders for their pixel ICs. i.e. RGBW / WRGB / RGB / GRB. Configure the Pixelator Mini to handle this ordering so you can patch a standardised fixture type in your lighting controller.
Pixel grouping to reduce the DMX input control channel count of your installation whilst allowing the same quantity of LED pixels to be illuminated. For example, you could choose to create groups of 10 LEDs to reduce your need to send as many channels to your Pixelator Mini from your lighting desk.
Static or DHCP: Configure your network settings to suit your installation.
1:1 eDMX to 2U PLink conversion: – Receive up to 16 universes of eDMX and output it over the 8 PLink ports to be connected to your PLink devices (up to 2 Universes per port).
1:1 eDMX to 1U PLink conversion: – Receive 8 universes of eDMX and output it over the 8 PLink ports to be connected to your PLink devices (1 Universe per port).
Free ELM software!
Use our award-winning ENTTEC LED MAPPER software to create pixel-perfect mapped sequences to stream to your Pixelator Mini Ethernet LED pixel controller, use ELM’s inbuilt generative media, or use ELM as a method to play back sequences live by converting live video inputs to pixel control data.
Alternatively, use ELM to create a lightshow to be recorded and played back by ENTTEC’s S-PLAY show controller based on real world triggers or schedules.
Compatible 3rd party software & applications
Check out the ENTTEC Knowledge Base to learn which third party software is compatible with ENTTEC devices.
Combine the Pixelator Mini Ethernet to pixel converter with ENTTEC’s S-PLAY show controller to trigger lighting states using its triggers or schedules. The S-Play can output up to 32 universes of eDMX Data on your network and can be integrated with a huge number of building integration management and smart home systems.
Enjoy peace of mind with ENTTEC’s 3-year manufacturer’s defects warranty as well as our renowned global technical support. We’re always here to help.
Reliant on ENTTEC’s EN-Case design, the Pixelator Mini hardware allows mounting in a number of formats straight out of the box without the need to purchase extra accessories.
It’s the small details that matter
Different projects require different solutions. We’ve put time into ensuring that the Pixelator Mini gives you the flexibility to power your device using either Power over Ethernet (PoE) or a DC power supply included in the box.
Intuitive. Flexible. Compatible.
EN-Case Installation Guide
The Pixelator MINI can be discovered on your network using our EMU application and ArtPoll.
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