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Multi-Protocol Converter 8

Two-way protocol conversion for Color Kinetics lighting installations

Multi-Protocol Converter 8 offers unprecedented flexibility for your Philips Color Kinetics lighting installation, allowing you to integrate DMX and RDM luminaires with your Ethernet lighting network. Multi-Protocol Converter 8 accepts KiNET and Art-Net input via an Ethernet connection, and transmits DMX light data to up to eight universes of luminaires. And because Multi-Protocol Converter 8 allows bidirectional communication with RDM-enabled devices, you can assign DMX addresses and monitor your Vaya RDM luminaires directly from ActiveSite.

Specification Sheets

Features

  • Flexible protocol conversion
    With Multi-Protocol Converter 8, you can convert KiNET to DMX or RDM. Multi-Protocol Converter 8 supports two-way communication between Ethernet and RDM-enabled devices in your lighting installation.
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  • Scalable DMX installations
    Multi-Protocol Converter 8 accepts large amounts of data over a single Ethernet cable, so you can drastically reduce the hardware and cabling requirements of adding DMX luminaires to your lighting installation.
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  • Multiple power options
    Use the included power supply for installation near an electrical outlet. Or you can purchase your own third-party power supply, giving you flexibility of placement and allowing you to power several Multi-Protocol Converter 8 devices with a single electrical source.
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  • RDM integration in your Ethernet network
    Multi-Protocol Converter 8 has enough capacity to communicate with up to 4,096 individual DMX channels on your Ethernet network. That’s eight full universes, or up to 1,360 uniquely addressed RGB nodes per Multi-Protocol Converter 8 when you use a compatible DMX or RDM splitter.
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  • Modular and versatile
    Multi-Protocol Converter 8 is DIN rail mountable, allowing placement in indoor environments, or outdoors in your own custom weatherproof enclosure.
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  • Expand compatibility with ActiveSite
    With Multi-Protocol Converter 8, ActiveSite can now monitor Vaya RDM-enabled luminaires. With ActiveSite, you can check the devices on your lighting network right from your web browser. And because ActiveSite knows the connectivity status of your RDM luminaires, you can instantly pinpoint problematic LED nodes from anywhere in the world.
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