DMX USB PRO Mk2

SKU: 70314
The latest industry standard of DMX interfaces

The DMX USB Pro MK2 builds on the functionality of the original DMX USB Pro to provide even more functionality in a smaller footprint.
Introducing the new industry standard DMX/USB interface. The DMX USB Pro MK2 can control up to 1024 DMX channels or receive them through one simple USB 2.0 connection. It interacts with a broad array of supported 3 rd party commercial and free software running on either PCs or Macs. The Pro MK2 is fully backward compatible with any software that already works with the original DMX USB Pro to support a single universe. In addition to doubling the channel capacity of the existing DMX USB Pro, the Pro MK2 introduces a new standalone playback function. Alongside it, you have the option to use physical MIDI when used in combination with the PRO2 DB15- the 3DMX+2MIDI breakout cable.

The DMX USB Pro MK2 also features an internal frame buffer for consistent DMX generation when outputting. This means it isn’t dependant on your PC’s processor to regulate a steady, reliable flow of data to your fixtures regardless of your PC’s workload. With industry standard-5 pin input and output connectors using the included breakout cable, you can plug your Pro MK2 directly into a fixture for quick on-site RDM analysis (in combination with 3 rd party software). With ENTTEC’s free Pro Manager software, a 1 universe DMX stream can be recorded using ArtNet and then imported into your Pro MK2 or directly through the Pro MK2’s DMX input port. This can be saved onto the USB Pro Mk2’s internal memory for infinite looping or for one-time playback following powerup.

Perfect for art installations, shop displays or any other space requiring up to 512 channels of reliable DMX playback. Each DMX port features 1500V full isolation for both Data and power lines. You can rest assured that your computer will be protected from any stray voltages and faults that may occur on the DMX line. Delays and dropouts are history, even under heavy use, thanks to a CPU six times faster than the previous generation. Its machined aluminium hardware and tough black anodised finish ensure the DMX USB Pro MK2 is a durable road warrior. Another great feature is the status and activity of the DMX USB Pro MK2 that can be viewed quickly using it’s RGB LED status indicator to show per-port the DMX / MIDI activity Standalone or if a connection error has been detected or if 3 rd party software has sent an unsupported command.

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Optional MIDI connection expands your options, while the Standalone feature allows you to store your light show on-board and play it without your computer. Delays and dropouts are history, even under heavy use, thanks to a CPU six times faster than the previous generation. A machined aluminum box ensures the DMX USB PRO MK2 is a durable road warrior. And its black anodized finish makes it the best-looking device in its class.

Features

Control lights from your computer

Connect your favourite supported control software to your lights. The next generation of USB interfaces is here, with a smaller footprint yet more features: 2 universe (1024 channels), MIDI IN/OUT¹ and Standalone operation.

Most powerful CPU

Newly-designed electronics with a CPU 6 times faster than the previous generation guarantees no delays or drop-outs to your lights, even under heavy use.

Attention to detail

The custom-designed and precisely CNC-machined aluminum box gives the product outstanding durability for on the road use. The deep black, tough anodized finish, makes it the best looking device in its class.

Unparalleled connectivity

Two fully-isolated DMX/RDM outputs or inputs can control up to 1024 channels. Optional MIDI In/Out¹ connectors allow integration with show control systems, or MIDI keyboards surfaces. No need to carry multiple devices; the DMX USB PRO Mk2 does it all.

Standalone playback

Standalone mode allows you to store your light show inside the DMX USB PRO MK2 and play it back without connecting your PC. Ultra reliable, the inbuilt memory allows recording of full 512 channel light show. This feature is ideal for architectural, retail and display applications.

Outstanding control software

Windows PC and Apple OSX, D-PRO is the official supported control software for the DMX USB PRO MK2.

Inbuilt MIDI

The DMX USB PRO Mk2 has an inbuilt MIDI port that allows you to connect hardware MIDI devices to some specific lighting control software

For this special MIDI port to work, you will need the optional Midi breakout cable and be using one of the following programs that support this feature:

  • D-PRO
  • liveShowsoftware
  • QLC+
  • Fully backward-compatible with all software titles that support DMX USB PRO
  • Dual, fully independent, DMX ports each with full RDM capability
  • MIDI input and output ports ¹
  • Package includes micro USB cable and break out cable (DMX only)
  • Standalone operation for unattended replay of 512 channel lighting shows
  • One firmware version supports all features
  • Aesthetically slim-profile, machined aluminium box
  • True 1500V isolation separating all DMX ports from each other (protect your computer and each data line from surges)
  • Internal frame buffering (preserve data integrity when computer is busy)
  • Utilizes the FTDI chipset, (compatible with Windows, Mac up to OSX 10.11, Linux etc.)
  • Stores configuration and user data in EEPROM
  • Refresh rate configurable from 1 to 40Hz
  • Break time configurable from 96uS to 1.3mS
  • MaB time configurable from 10.6uS to 1.3mS
  • Upgradeable firmware
  • Security / software protection API

¹ MIDI IN/OUT requires MIDI breakout cable – sold separately

 

 

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Compatible Apps

Recommended App

  • D-PRO 2U is a software based lighting controller which plays well with a host of different professional level hardware devices from ENTTEC.
  • includes D-PRO Player, a touch screen friendly interface to easily control your cues.
  • An OSC controller (such as TouchOSC) can be used to remotely control D-Pro.
  • Windows and Mac OSX compatible.
  • D-PRO 2U is the official ENTTEC App, and it supports all features of DMX USB PRO Mk2, and we will back with our ENTTEC support.

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