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DMX Interface Products for GPIO

See 'USB Interface Products' for USB DMX Products

! ! ! Print the Schematic and Specification Sheet for your Records. Product shipped without Documentation ! ! !

Possible Re-Call on DMX Products sold in 2016 (click here for details)

BrightSign 'Series 3 & 4' Adapter for DB15 Boards

TB12-DB15 (SERIES 3/4GPIO to 'Legacy GPIO' Adapter)

 Price Each: $17.50 (USD)

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This adapter converts the new Series 3 BrightSigns with pluggable terminal block to DB15 Connector.  Order this adapter for HMS boards that require the DB15 connector. TB10-DB15 ADAPTER

 

BrightSign-Phoenix Extender Cable

 

PH-IDC16 (Phoenix Connector Extension Cable)

Order by Length:

Length
Extension Cable for Phoenix Connectors to HMS I/O boards with the matching 12 pin Phoenix connections.  This adapter cable will let you re-locate any HMS I/O board.  Don't forget to order the PH12 Phoenix adapter for the BrightSign.

!Contact Technical Support for a quote for longer Cables!

Note: Upper image shows 'sample' short ribbon cable.
Converts the Phoenix connector to 16 pin Ribbon Cable

RJ45-XLR ADAPTER

Price Each $10.00

When you order this adapter with any DMX board with XLR connector, we replace the XLR connector with the RJ45 adapter

-or-

We supply the adapter soldered in if -S option is requested when ordering.

Links:   Schematic

RJ45-XLR
 

DMX512 Interface Products for Legacy BrightSigns

For Series 3 and Series 4 BrightSigns, be sure to order the adapter above for these Interface boards

Product

Description

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GPIO4-DMX4-R2 (4 Channel Dimmer)

Individual Brightness control of 4 channels.

Price Each $80.00

4 Channel DMX Dimmer using only the GPIO.  GPIO Outputs 4-7 to turn DMX channels on/off (fade selectable).  Rev 2 board has 4 potentiometers to set the Brightness of the 4 channels.  Channels 5-8 are instant on/off and controlled by GPIO 4-7 respectively.

Links:   Schematic       Specifications Sheet

Links:   DB15 Cables    About DMX512

GPIO4-DMX4

GPIO4-DMX8 (4 to 8 Channel DMX)

Individual Brightness control of the 4 channels. Channels 5-8 selectable via dip switch (Uses GPIO-0 thru3)

Price Each $84.00

4 to 8 Channel DMX Dimmer using only the GPIO.  Gpio Outputs 4-7 to turn DMX channels on/off (fade selectable). Potentiometers to set the Brightness of channels 1-4. On/Off  control of channels 5-8 selectable by dip switch.

Links:   Schematic       Specifications Sheet

Links:   DB15 Cables    About DMX512

GPIO4-DMX4


For BrightSign units with Phoenix GPIO connector

S3GPIO-485X

Price Each $98.50

DMX512 RECEIVER (SERIES 3 & 4 GPIO)

Interface board to Operate the Brightsign via a DMX512 controller.  Address Selectable via Dip Switch

Links:   Schematic       Specifications Sheet

Links:   DB15 Cables    About DMX512

BS-HD-485X
     

PH-4X4DMX-BF

Price Each $80.00

Gpio control of 4 DMX channels.  Potentiometers for setting brightness and fade for all 4 DMX channels.  Direct connect to 12 pin Phoenix terminal block of the BrightSign

Links:   Schematic       Specifications Sheet

Links:   About DMX512

BS-HD-485X
     


Legacy HMS Protocol Boards with RS232 Serial Port

Do to popular request, these two RS232-DMX boards have been re-instated

BS-RS232-DMX

Price Each $50.00

RS232 to DMX Interface.  50 channels by default, up to 256 channels.  The first 24 channels have brightness and fade.

Links:   Schematic       Specifications Sheet

Links:   About DMX512

RS232 DMX

BS-RS232-DMX-AH96

Price Each $50.00

Same board as above, but with 'Ascii' (text) command structure.  Baud rate reduced to 9600

Links:   Schematic       Specifications Sheet

Links:   About DMX512

BS-HD-485X
     
 


'USB-S3' (BrightSign Series 3 & 4) HMS Protocol Boards

'USB' or 'Serial'

3.5mm Stereo Cable 1M

Price Each:  $3.00 (USD)

Stereo Cable for 'Serial' Connection

Note: Be sure to select 'Invert Levels' in the serial port setup in BrightAuthor.

USB-S3-8X8 PICTURE

3.5mm Stereo Cable 15"

Price Each:  $2.50 (USD)

Stereo Cable for 'Serial' Connection

Note: Be sure to select 'Invert Levels' in the serial port setup in BrightAuthor.

USB-S3-8X8 PICTURE

USB-S3-DMX (no Inputs or Outputs)

Price Each:  $85.00 (USD)

DMX Only!  HMS Protocol for DMX fade control or 'Non HMS Protocol' for non-fade control of DMX. 3.5mm Stereo Jack for Series 3 machines serial connection.  New 'Dual Baud' Selection Firmware 6.x

Power the board via USB or External 5V Power.

Links:   Schematic       Specifications Sheet  


USB-S3-DMX-AH (no Inputs or Outputs)

Price Each:  $85.00 (USD)

DMX Only!  USB or Serial  'ASCII based' Controller using the HMS Protocol for DMX fade control or 'Non HMS Protocol' for non-fade control of DMX. 3.5mm Stereo Jack for Series 3 machines serial connection.  New 'Dual Baud' Selection Firmware 6.x

Power the board via USB or External 5V Power.

Links:   Schematic       Specifications Sheet  


USB-S3-8x8-DMX

Price Each:  $105.00 (USD)

8 Inputs (buttons) and 8 Outputs w/Lamp Drivers + DMX512 Controller.  HMS Protocol for DMX fade control or 'Non HMS Protocol' for non-fade control of DMX. 3.5mm Stereo Jack for Series 3 machines serial connection.  New 'Dual Baud' Selection Firmware 6.x

External 12-24V Power required.

Links:   Schematic       Specifications Sheet  


USB-S3-16x16-DMX

Price Each:  $155.00 (USD)

16 Inputs (buttons) and 16 Outputs w/Lamp Drivers + DMX512 Controller.  HMS Protocol for DMX fade control or 'Non HMS Protocol' for non-fade control of DMX.  3.5mm Stereo Jack for Series 3 machines.  New 'Dual Baud' Selection Firmware 6.x

External 12-24V Power required.

Links:   Schematic       Specifications Sheet  


USB-S3-485x DMX to USB Receiver

Price Each:  $95.00 (USD)

Interface board to interface to the Brightsign USB via a DMX512 controller.  Address Selectable via Dip Switch (1 of 255 channels)

Links:   Schematic       Specifications Sheet  



  Serial Example (Series 3): 'TTL_16.BRS'   (BrightScript)

Links:     Enclosures
 

Please inquire if you have a custom requirement for interfacing!  Turn around can be a little as two weeks.

Note: External Supply Voltage:  An External Power Supply is needed to power the loads on the output connector.  Do not connect any loads that have their own power that exceeds the power as applied to the board using the 'Ext. Power Connector'.  Doing so may result in damage to the board.  I.E. Suppose that 12 volts is supplied to this board and you have a relay board with it's own power of 24Volts DC that powers the relays.  The 24VDC will feed back into the board via the foldback diodes.  Note: Foldback diodes are required for inductive loads such as relays or small motors.  Some boards have a terminal block and require power supplies with -TB in the part number (cut, stripped, tinned for terminal block).  All others have 2.1mm power jack.

 

Updated: 07/14/2022