Open DMX USB

Linux Driver for ENTTEC Open DMX USB dongle

Open DMX USB is an open USB to DMX dongle hardware design developed by Enttec. The Open in Open DMX USB refers to the fact that everybody is free to use the design and produce its own USB DMX Dongle without paying any licenses. Since this fits the Linux philosophy I wrote a small Linux 4.X kernel driver to make it possible to use the dongle under Linux. Getting the Driver The source code of the driver is now hosted as dmx_usb_module on GitHub. [Read More]

DMX512

ANSI E1.11 – 2008 (R2018)

DMX512 is a serial protocol used to control lighting equipment like dimmers. It was developed in 1986 by the USITT and updated in 1990 and 2004. Detailed information on the standard can be found on the ESTA website. The protocol is very straightforward; basically, it does nothing more than repeatedly sending a block of 512 bytes over a serial RS485 line. These 512 bytes, also called a universe, represent 512 different dimmer or parameter values (for example, color or gobo number). [Read More]