MADRIX I/O

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Introduction
MADRIX USB contact closure, MADRIX USB temperature, MADRIX USB light sensor
MADRIX USB SMPTE
Interruption-Free Operation

 

 

Introduction

MADRIX I/O is a product category for supplementary input and output devices.
External equipment, such as sensors, brings additional automation processes and interaction to any LED project using MADRIX.

The following accessories are included in this category:

MADRIX USB contact closure
MADRIX USB light sensor
MADRIX USB temperature
MADRIX USB SMPTE

 

 

MADRIX USB contact closure, MADRIX USB temperature, MADRIX USB light sensor

MADRIX USB contact closure

MADRIX USB contact closure

Registers if its internal circuit is either open or closed.
Can be used as connector for a digital switch or button, for example.
Is an input device.
Can simply be connected to any USB 2.0 port.

 

The recommended Frame Time (ms) is 500.
Incoming data directly translates into DMX data in MADRIX.
Data is sent to DMX channel 1 - DMX channel 2 on your selected DMX universe.
 
Incoming DMX values on DMX channel 1 are 0 or 255 [Off or On].
Inverted incoming DMX values on DMX channel 2 are 255 or 0 [On or Off].

 

MADRIX USB light sensor

MADRIX USB light sensor
 

Can be used to measure the ambient light level.
Is an input device.
Can simply be connected to any USB 2.0 port.

 

The recommended Frame Time (ms) is 500.
Incoming data directly translates into DMX data in MADRIX.
Data is sent to DMX channel 1 - DMX channel 8 on your selected DMX universe.
 
DMX channel 1 represents the light level in percent. Valid values range from 0% to 100%.
DMX channel 2 represents the decimal place in percent. Valid values range from .0% to .99%.
DMX channel 3 represents the light level in DMX values. Valid values range from 0 to 255.
DMX channel 4 represents the decimal place in DMX values. Valid values range from 0 to 255.
DMX channel 5 represents the inverted light level in percent. Valid values range from 0% to 100%.
DMX channel 6 represents the inverted decimal place in percent. Valid values range from .0% to .99%.
DMX channel 7 represents the inverted light level in DMX values. Valid values range from 0 to 255.
DMX channel 8 represents the inverted decimal place in DMX values. Valid values range from 0 to 255.

 

MADRIX USB temperature

MADRIX USB temperature

Can be used as temperature sensor.
Is an input device.
Can simply be connected to any USB 2.0 port.

 

The recommended Frame Time (ms) is 1000.
Incoming data directly translates into DMX data in MADRIX.
Data is sent to DMX channel 1 - DMX channel 10 on your selected DMX universe.

 

DMX channel 1 represents the temperature in degree Celsius. Valid values range from -20 °C to +80 °C.
DMX channel 2 represents the decimal place of degree Celsius. Valid values range from .0 to .99.
DMX channel 3 shows if the temperature values shown on DMX channel 1 are above zero [0] or below zero [255].
DMX channel 4 is not used.
DMX channel 5 represents the temperature in degree Fahrenheit. Valid values range from -4 °F to +176 °F.
DMX channel 6 represents the temperature decimal place of degree Fahrenheit. Valid values range from .0 to .99.
DMX channel 7 shows if the temperature values shown on DMX channel 5 are above zero [0] or below zero [255].
DMX channel 8 is not used.
DMX channel 9 represents the temperature in DMX values. Valid values range from 0 to 255.
DMX channel 10 represents the decimal place of DMX values. Valid values range from 0 to 255.

 

Step-By-Step Configuration

1] Connect your device.

2] Enable drivers in MADRIX.

3] Enable your device.

4] Set up DMX Input.

5] Choose how to use incoming data.

 

1] Connect Your Device

Connect your MADRIX I/O device to a free USB 2.0 port of your computer.
Make sure that Windows recognizes the device. Windows will automatically install the drivers for the device.

 

2] Enable Drivers In MADRIX

In MADRIX, go to Preferences > Options... > Devices USB
Activate MADRIX I/O
Click Apply and OK

 

3] Enable Your Device

Go to Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Click if your device is not shown in the list.
Select your device in the list and select Enable in the section Settings. Click Apply
- Now, in the list the State will switch to On [indicated by green light].
It is not recommended to change the Frame Time (ms) of your device. Instead, it is highly recommended to use the default settings. [Recommended settings are provided above.]

 

4] Set Up DMX Input

Go Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Input
Select one entry in the list [e.g., Universe 1] and go to the section Device. Choose your device under DMX-IN Device
MADRIX will now receive data from your device.

 

5] Choose How To Use Incoming Data

Now, you have several options to choose from:

A] You can activate Remote and choose a protocol in the section Remote Control. This will allow you to control MADRIX remotely using your controller. Learn more »DMX-IN / Art-Net Remote / sACN Input

B] You can use incoming data in a Script or Macro. Learn more »Macros And Scripts

C] You can monitor incoming DMX data in the DMX Watcher. Select your device in the list and click Watch Universe... Learn more below.

Close the Device Manager with OK

 

Monitoring Incoming DMX Data

To effectively work with incoming DMX data from your device, you can use the DMX Watcher to monitor incoming signals.

Open the DMX Watcher as explained above or go to Tools > DMX Watcher...
Select Input
Set up the correct Universe
- This is the same number as you have chosen in the list under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Input [e.g., Universe 1].

 

 

MADRIX USB SMPTE

Overview

MADRIX USB SMPTE

This input device allows you to effortlessly use SMPTE time code for time synchronization across devices.
Data is received via the 3-pin, female XLR connector.
The device can simply be connected to any USB 2.0 port.

 

Step-By-Step Configuration

1] Connect your device.

2] Enable drivers in MADRIX.

3] Use the Cue List.

 

1] Connect Your Device

Connect your SMPTE time code source to the 3-pin, female XLR connector of MADRIX USB SMPTE.
Make sure that your SMPTE time code source is sending data.
 
Connect your MADRIX USB SMPTE to a free USB 2.0 port of your computer.
Make sure that Windows recognizes the device. Windows will automatically install the drivers for the device.

 

2] Enable Drivers In MADRIX

In MADRIX, go to Preferences >Options... > Devices USB
Activate MADRIX USB SMPTE
Click Apply and OK

 

3] Use The Cue List

The Cue List is the feature in MADRIX to work with Time Code.

 

Go to Window > Cue List...
Or press F7
Or click Programmer > Cue List... on the user interface
Or click Cue List on the user interface

 

Select the Time Code source SMPTE

 

Select the required Time Code Format

 

MADRIX will automatically start receiving external Time Code.
The Time Code format is HH:MM:SS:FF [hours:minutes:seconds:frames]

Example:
- 10 o'clock and 20 minutes, 30 seconds, and 10 frames will be shown as
10:20:30:10
 

 

Configure the column Time Code for your Cue List entries.
Add or edit more entries according to your requirements.

 

Learn more »Cue List

 

 

Interruption-Free Operation

To ensure interruption-free operation of the software and devices, please make sure to check the power-saving settings of Windows.
Learn more »PC Power Management

 

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