Born from the Open DMX USB and DMX USB PRO, the ODE is the industry's first affordable DMX Ethernet gateway. Out of the box, the ODE is configured as an Art-Net output node on universe 0:0 but can be easily and quickly changed using the free NMU tool. This means there are no dip-switches or thumb wheels to worry about on the ODE. The ODE is perfect for distributing DMX signals over Cat5 in a cost effective manner or with wireless ethernet systems.
Notice: If your ODE has problems establishing an ethernet link with your switch/hub or computer please read this
Note: Includes 9V Power Supply
- 10/100 Ethernet port
- Supports Artnet and ESP
- 1 Input & 1 Output connector (not simultaneous use)
- Status, Direction and Link leds
- Ethercon connector
- 9V DC jack
- ARM 32bit Processor.
- Upgradeable firmware
Featured 3rd Party Solution
This Apple iPhone/iPod Touch App "Luminair" allows users to wirelessly control, view and manage intelligent DMX lighting fixtures and consoles, straight from iPhone or iPod touch using Art-Net over a Wi-Fi connection.
It relies on a product like our ODE to get the signal to the dimmers or other DMX enabled equipment you would use it to control. It also works as a sort of DMX tester, reading signal in and analysing it. (Our ODE is able to quickly reconfigure and become input instead of output for this task.) Check it out
Featured 3rd Party Solution
ODE Plugins (Please contact us for Plugins Pricing)
Add Extra functionality to your ODE using these plugins. These plugins can be enabled or disabled using NMU (v1.50 & above) The Plugin License Key is unique for each ODE and will only allow you to activate the plugin for that ODE
Plugin: HTP MERGE EXTENDED
Extends the HTP merging of input ethernet streams (Art-Net or ESP) from 2 to 6
Merging is based on a FIFO stack if you have more than 6
Each input is recognized by a different source IP address
Plugin: CrossOver Merge
This plugin takes input from two different Art-Net sources and merges them by using:-
using the data from Source A for all channels starting at 1 and continuing up to and including a certain address (the Merge Threshold).
Then for all addresses over the Merge Threshold, it uses the data from Source B instead. This secondary input is used from there up to 512.
Plugin: DMX Detour
With this plug-in, the ODE listens to an Art-Net source, ignoring any values it receives until the Start Listening Value
That address is then "shifted" to the Start Sending Value for DMX output.
All higher channels are shifted the same number of slots as well, until the maximum address of 512 is reached.
Open DMX Ethernet Datasheet
Application Note 70305-1:ODE used as Input for Visualizer
Application Note 70305-2 ODE used with Datagate DME for Cat5 runs of merged signals for 1 universe.
Application Note 70305-3: ODE used for wireless DMX transmission
Application Note 70305-4: One or more ODE: Distribution & Merging
Application Note 70305-5: ODE and Lumnaire (iPhone App)
Please find below a list of all available firmware versions with their associated release notes. To upgrade the firmware please use NMU
||Released: 10 Sept 2009
||Released: 7 April 2009
-added HTP merging for up to 2 ethernet inputs standard and up to 6 using plugin
-fixed bug where ode could corrupt firmware on startup and during change of settings
-fixed problem where the ode would not reply to class C broadcast ArtPolls
|critical update. please upgrade
Released: 17 Feb 2009
Supports new NMU features + plugin support
Supports new NMU features
Improved Artnet response for low latency video applications
ODE User Manual
NMU (Tool to configure/upgrade fw ODE)
Useful 3rd Party Links