MADRIX STELLA

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Overview
3rd-Party Controllers
Putting The Device Into Operation
Operating Modes
DMX-OUT Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net]
Sync Mode
Additional Art-Net Device Settings
DMX-OUT Via USB
DMX-IN Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net Remote]
DMX-IN Via USB
Status Indicators [ArtAddress]
DMX Watcher
Automatic HTP Merging
Web Configuration
MADRIX Device Configuration
LED Status Codes
Reset To Factory Default Settings
Firmware Updates

 

 

Overview

MADRIX STELLA is a 2-port Art-Net node or DMX512 USB interface for solid-state projects.
The MADRIX STELLA is a dedicated control interface for Art-Net and DMX512 that is designed for high quality and practicability in permanent LED installations.

An additional MADRIX KEY [i.e., a software license] is required for usage with MADRIX.

 

 

3rd-Party Controllers

MADRIX STELLA is a standard Art-Net node. Because of this, you can use the device with applications, consoles, desks, or controllers that are compatible with Art-Net to distribute Art-Net data via Ethernet network.

 

 

Putting The Device Into Operation

1] Connecting Your LED Fixtures

Please see the MADRIX STELLA Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual on how to connect your LED fixtures to MADRIX STELLA.
»help.madrix.com

 

2] Connecting To Power And Data

Please see the MADRIX STELLA Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual on how to connect to power and data.
»help.madrix.com

 

 

Operating Modes

You can mainly use 4 operating modes together with MADRIX:

DMX-OUT Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net]
DMX-OUT Via USB
DMX-IN Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net Remote]
DMX-IN Via USB

 

Notes:

DMX 1 can be configured as either DMX-IN or DMX-OUT.
DMX 2 can be configured as either DMX-IN or DMX-OUT.
You can use DMX 1 and DMX 2 at the same time.

 

 

DMX-OUT Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net]

Overview

You can connect the STELLA over Ethernet network to the network card of your computer that runs the MADRIX software. Data is distributed to the STELLA over network cabling [Ethernet] and sent to the two ports [DMX 1 and DMX 2].

 

1] Initial Configuration

Put MADRIX STELLA into operation by connecting the LED fixtures and supplying power; as described above. Learn more Putting The Device Into Operation
Connect MADRIX STELLA to your computer using Ethernet network cabling.
It is highly recommended to use Gigabit Ethernet network components [network card, switches, etc.].

 

2] Windows Network Settings

Art-Net is a network-based protocol. MADRIX will use the network card of your computer to send data.

It is required to set up the correct network settings in Windows, first.
You must use these IP address and Subnet mask settings. Otherwise, Art-Net might not work!
The IP addresses of your computer and your MADRIX STELLA devices need to be different.
 
 
Set up an individual IP address in the following IP address range:
- 2.0.0.1 ... 2.255.255.254 or
- 10.0.0.1 ... 10.255.255.254
Set up the corresponding Subnet mask
- 255.0.0.0
 
[Via factory default settings, MADRIX STELLA devices will have an IP address in the 10.x.x.x network range, such as 10.78.0.86, for example].
 
Restart MADRIX, if you have changed the network settings in Windows while MADRIX was running.
Learn more »Tips [Microsoft Windows / Networks / USB]
 
Example for PCs that are running MADRIX:

Windows TCP/IP Configuration

 

3] Fixture Configuration In MADRIX

Start MADRIX.
Configure the virtual LED matrix using the »Matrix Generator or »Patch Editor

 

4] Activating Art-Net

Go to Preferences > Device Manager... > Art-Net
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > Art-Net]
 
Activate the checkbox Enable [in the upper, right corner].
 

 


 

MADRIX will automatically create the entry ArtNet Remote
This device is used only for Remote Control. Learn more DMX-IN Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net Remote]

 

5] Adding Devices Automatically

MADRIX can automatically add your MADRIX STELLA devices.

Click
[MADRIX will automatically search the network for connected MADRIX STELLA devices. Devices that are found will appear in the list. One entry will be created in the list for each STELLA device.]
 

 

6] Activating Devices

Each of your MADRIX STELLA devices and its ports need to be activated. By default, they are still deactivated.
 

 

Go to Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
[Keyboard shortcut: F4]
Select your devices and their ports in the list.
Activate Enable
Output is activated by default.
Click Apply


 
 

[In the screenshot above, one STELLA is connected. If more devices are connected, please use the different IP addresses of different devices to identify them in the Device Manager. You can also click on Device Name as well as Universe or other columns to sort the list accordingly.]

 

7] Configuration Of DMX Output

Make sure that your devices are still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Set up Universe
- Enter the specific DMX universe number.
This setting assigns a specific DMX universe [of the Patch] to the device or the port of the device.
Make sure the correct universe is assigned according to your requirements.
Learn more »Glossary
Click Apply

 

By default, DMX universe 1 is assigned to DMX 1 and DMX universe 2 is assigned to DMX 2.

 

8] Frame Time

Make sure that your device is still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Set up Frame Time (ms)
- The Frame Time affects the Frame Rate. The Frame Rate specifies how fast data is sent to the device or received from it [Frames Per Second; FPS].
- Increase the Frame Time in order to decrease the Frame Rate [e.g., 40ms = 25 FPS].
- Decrease the Frame Time in order to increase the Frame Rate [e.g., 20ms = 50 FPS].
- The default value is 30 ms / 33.3 FPS.
- Some LED fixtures might have problems with a high Frame Rate. Then, it is recommended to increase the Frame Time / to decrease the Frame Rate.
Click Apply
[When using Art-Net, the Frame Time [ms] can be individually set for each port. But it cannot be set individually for each port, when Sync Mode is activated. Learn more below.]

 

9] Optimized Frames Or Full Frames

Make sure that your device is still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Activate or deactivate Send Full Frames
- Per DMX512 standard, MADRIX only sends the number of DMX channels that is configured. For example, if you are using 312 DMX channels on a DMX universe, only 312 DMX channels will be sent with every single frame on this universe [Optimized Frames].
- Activate Send Full Frames if devices should always send full frames on a particular universe, instead of optimized frames. Sending full frames means that always the full 512 DMX channels of a DMX universe will be sent with every frame [even when you are using less than 512 channels].
- Activating Send Full Frames is recommended if problems with the data output on your LEDs occur.
Click Apply
 
In addition, you can activate Full Frames for the device and each MADRIX STELLA port separately.
Learn more MADRIX Device Configruation

 

 

Sync Mode

MADRIX STELLA can use the special sync mode of MADRIX.

Large LED projects require dependable data distribution. The MADRIX software and STELLA hardware allow you to synchronize data output for all ports and even across multiple devices to get an optimal image on the LEDs.
When MADRIX Sync mode is activated, MADRIX and MADRIX STELLA will automatically handle the synchronization of data.

MADRIX Sync Mode is highly recommended for MADRIX STELLA!

 

Sync Button

Sync Mode - Allows you to activate or deactivate the usage of sync packages for Art-Net.

 

Before activating sync, make sure that all activated Art-Net devices are available in your network! Else, the frame rate of Art-Net might drop. If you are not sure, do not enable any sync mode.

 

Go to Preferences > Device Manager... > Art-Net
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > Art-Net]
Click Sync...
A new window will open.
Select the network for which you want to activate Sync Mode.
Click Enable to activate the Sync Mode for the selected network.
A] Choose Pre-Sync to send sync packages before Art-Net data.
B] Choose Post-Sync to send sync packages after Art-Net data.
Click OK

Sync Mode Options
 
 

To disable sync mode, click Sync... again, select the correct network, and deactivate Enable. Confirm with OK

 

 

Additional Art-Net Device Settings

It is very important to set up the correct settings for your devices!

 

Broadcast Mode Or Direct IP Mode

MADRIX can send Art-Net data in 2 ways to your Art-Net devices:

Broadcast Mode - Means that every packet sent from a single transmitter will be received by all recipients in the network. MADRIX will send data to all devices in the network.
- Advantage: The same data [e.g., DMX universe 1 and 2] can be made available for different points of your setup.
- Disadvantage: A potentially huge number of data packages will be sent over the network. This can reduce the overall network performance and cause data issues or instability.
Direct IP Mode - Means that the specific data will only be sent to the specified recipient.
- Advantage: Data traffic is reduced immensely, which means that a larger number of Art-Net devices can be used in one network. Reduced network traffic increases the performance and stability.
- Disadvantage: The network settings of all devices need to be 100% correct.

Direct IP Mode is recommended in general.

 

Go to Preferences > Device Manager... > Art-Net
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > Art-Net]
Select your device in the list.
Click
A new window will open.
A] Choose Direct IP Mode to activate Direct IP mode:
- Make sure to enter the correct IP Address of your device that should receive the Art-Net data. When MADRIX STELLA has been automatically found by MADRIX, the IP address will be pre-configured for you.
- MADRIX will send the corresponding data only to this device.
B] Choose Broadcast Mode to activate Broadcast Mode:
- Make sure to select the correct Network card of your computer that should send the Art-Net data. When MADRIX STELLA has been automatically found by MADRIX, the correct network will be pre-configured for you.
- MADRIX will send data to the whole Art-Net network.
Click Apply

 

More Information About Art-Net

Learn more »Art-Net [DMX Over Ethernet]

 

 

DMX-OUT Via USB

Overview

You can connect the STELLA directly over USB to the computer that runs the MADRIX software. Data is distributed to the MADRIX STELLA via USB and sent to the two ports [DMX 1 and DMX 2].

 

1] Initial Configuration

Put MADRIX STELLA into operation by connecting the LED fixtures and supplying power; as described above. Learn more Putting The Device Into Operation
Connect MADRIX STELLA to your computer via USB.
[Use the provided USB cable.]
Make sure to check the power management options of Windows. Learn more »PC Power Management

 

2] Fixture Configuration In MADRIX

Start MADRIX.
Configure the virtual LED matrix using the »Matrix Generator or »Patch Editor

 

3] Enabling Drivers In MADRIX

Go to Preferences > Options... > Devices USB
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+O > Devices USB]
Activate MADRIX STELLA
Click Apply
Close the window with OK

Devices (USB/PCI)

 

4] Activating Devices

Go to Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
[Keyboard shortcut: F4]
Your STELLA devices and their two ports will appear in the list.
If your devices are not in the list, click
[In the screenshot below, one STELLA is connected.]
By default, all ports are activated [State On].

 

If your device and ports are not activated, do the following:
Select the device/port in the list.
Activate Enable
Activate Output
Click Apply

 

5] Configuration Of DMX Output

Make sure that your devices are still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Set up Universe
- Enter the specific DMX universe number.
This setting assigns a specific DMX universe [of the Patch] to the device or the port of the device.
Make sure the correct universe is assigned according to your requirements.
Learn more »Glossary
Click Apply
 
By default, DMX universe 1 is assigned to DMX 1 and DMX universe 2 is assigned to DMX 2.

 

6] Frame Time

Make sure that your device is still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Set up Frame Time (ms)
- The Frame Time affects the Frame Rate. The Frame Rate specifies how fast data is sent to the device or received from it [Frames Per Second; FPS].
- Increase the Frame Time in order to decrease the Frame Rate [e.g., 40ms = 25 FPS].
- Decrease the Frame Time in order to increase the Frame Rate [e.g., 20ms = 50 FPS].
- The default value is 30 ms / 33.3 FPS.
- Some LED fixtures might have problems with a high Frame Rate. Then, it is recommended to increase the Frame Time / to decrease the Frame Rate.
Click Apply

 

7] Optimized Frames Or Full Frames

Make sure that your device is still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Activate or deactivate Send Full Frames
- Per DMX512 standard, MADRIX only sends the number of DMX channels that is configured. For example, if you are using 312 DMX channels on a DMX universe, only 312 DMX channels will be sent with every single frame on this universe [Optimized Frames].
- Activate Send Full Frames if devices should always send full frames on a particular universe, instead of optimized frames. Sending full frames means that always the full 512 DMX channels of a DMX universe will be sent with every frame [even when you are using less than 512 channels].
- Activating Send Full Frames is recommended if problems with the data output of your devices occur.
Click Apply
 
In addition, you can activate Send Full Frames for the device and each MADRIX STELLA port separately.
Learn more MADRIX Device Configuration

 

More Information About DMX Output

Learn more »DMX512 [DMX-OUT]

 

 

DMX-IN Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net Remote]

Overview

You can connect MADRIX STELLA over Ethernet network to the network card of your computer that runs the MADRIX software. Data is sent to the STELLA via a port and from the STELLA to MADRIX via Ethernet network.

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your external DMX controller to the DMX port of MADRIX STELLA.
Connect MADRIX STELLA to power.
[Please see safety instructions in the MADRIX STELLA Quick Start Guide!]
Connect MADRIX STELLA to your computer via network cabling.
It is highly recommended to use Gigabit Ethernet network components [network card, switches, etc.].

 

2] Windows Network Settings

Art-Net is a network-based protocol. MADRIX will use the network card of your computer to send data.

It is required to set up the correct network settings in Windows, first.
You must use these IP address and Subnet mask settings. Otherwise, Art-Net might not work!
The IP addresses of your computer and your MADRIX STELLA devices need to be different.
 
 
Set up an individual IP address in the following IP address range:
- 2.0.0.1 ... 2.255.255.254 or
- 10.0.0.1 ... 10.255.255.254
Set up the corresponding Subnet mask
- 255.0.0.0
 
[Via factory default settings, MADRIX STELLA devices will have an IP address in the 10.x.x.x network range, such as 10.78.0.86, for example].
 
Restart MADRIX, if you have changed the network settings in Windows while MADRIX was running.
Learn more »Tips [Microsoft Windows / Networks / USB]

 

3] Activating Art-Net

Go to Preferences > Device Manager... > Art-Net
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > Art-Net]
 
Activate Enable


 

MADRIX will automatically create the entry ArtNet Remote
This device is used only for Remote Control.

 

4] Configuration Of Art-Net Remote

Select ArtNet Remote in the list.
Click
A new window opens [Art-Net Device Configuration].

 

Set Universe Port OUT to 256 or 255, which is Art-Net universe 256 or 255. Confirm with Apply
[By default, MADRIX STELLA sends DMX-IN data to Art-Net universe 256 from DMX 1 and to Art-Net universe 255 from DMX 2. You can change these settings in the Web Configuration or MADRIX Device Configuration window if required. If you have changed the settings, enter the exact same Art-Net universe here!]
Activate Direct IP Mode and enter the IP Address of your MADRIX STELLA. Confirm with Apply
[E.g., 10.78.0.86]
[You can also activate Broadcast Mode. In this mode, MADRIX will receive any DMX data that is sent in the network on this particular Art-Net universe.]
Press OK

 

5] Activating Art-Net Remote

You need to activate the Art-Net Remote device. Art-Net Remote is still deactivated.

Go to Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
[Keyboard shortcut: F4]


 

Select ArtNet Remote in the list.
Activate Enable
Input is automatically selected.
Click Apply

 

 
 

If required, change the Frame Time (ms)
- The higher the Frame Time, the lower the FPS will be. The lower the Frame Time, the higher the FPS will be.
- The default Frame Time is 33.
- Press Apply to confirm.

 

6] Activating DMX Input

Go to Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Input
 

DMX Input Tab
 

Select your preferred DMX Universe in the list.
[By default, DMX universe 1 to 8 are listed. If you wish to increase the number of DMX-IN universes, you can change the setting. Learn more »Performance]
Choose your DMX-IN Device in the section Device. Select ArtNet Remote


 

Art-Net Remote is now activated. MADRIX can already receive DMX data.
Now, choose how to use incoming data. Learn more »Art-Net Remote

 

 

DMX-IN Via USB

Overview

You can connect the STELLA directly via USB to the computer that runs the MADRIX software. Data is sent to the STELLA via a port and from the STELLA to MADRIX via USB.

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your external DMX controller to the required DMX port of MADRIX STELLA.
Connect MADRIX STELLA to your computer via USB.
[Use the provided USB cable]
Make sure to check the power management options of Windows. Learn more »PC Power Management

 

2] Enabling Drivers In MADRIX

Go to Preferences > Options... > Devices USB
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+O > Devices USB]
Activate MADRIX STELLA
Click Apply
Close the window with OK

Devices (USB/PCI)

 

3] Activating Devices

Go to Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
[Keyboard shortcut: F4]
Your STELLA devices and their two ports will appear in the list.
If your devices are not in the list, click
[In the screenshot below, one STELLA is connected.]
 


 

Select the required port in the list.
Activate Enable
Activate Input
Click Apply


 

If required, change the Frame Time (ms)
- The higher the Frame Time, the lower the FPS will be. The lower the Frame Time, the higher the FPS will be.
- The recommended Frame Time is 33.
- Press Apply to confirm.

 

6] Activating DMX Input

Go to Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Input

DMX Input Tab
 

Select your preferred DMX Universe in the list.
[By default, DMX universe 1 to 8 are listed. If you wish to increase the number of DMX-IN universes, you can change the setting. Learn more »Performance]
Choose your DMX-IN Device in the section Device. Select MADRIX STELLA

 

DMX-IN is now activated. MADRIX can already receive DMX data.
Now, choose how to use incoming data. Learn more »DMX-IN

 

 

Status Indicators [ArtAddress]

In order to use these features, please Enable ArtAddress first.
[Please make sure that your nodes fully support this Art-Net feature, such as MADRIX LUNA, MADRIX NEBULA, MADRIX PLEXUS, MADRIX STELLA. You will also get notified by a message box. Confirm the message with OK or abort via Cancel.]

Highlight Device Button

Mute Status Indicators - Switches off and disables all built-in status indicators of a device over Art-Net [ArtAddress > AcLedMute].

Operate Status LEDs Normally - Allows the built-in status indicators of a device to operate normally again, after having them switched off [ArtAddress > AcLedNormal].

Highlight Device Button

Highlight Device - Activates the highlight mode [ArtAddress > AcLedLocate]. Select one or more interfaces and click the button. The corresponding status indicators of the selected interfaces will flash for a better identification or tests. This makes it easier to see them on site/stage. It considerably speeds up the procedure of programming or testing the selected interfaces.

 

 

DMX Watcher

DMX Watcher

Watch Universe

DMX Watcher - Opens the DMX Watcher to monitor your DMX output or input under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Watch Universe - Appears when you have selected a list item. The DMX Watcher will open with the particular DMX Universe already entered.
Learn more »Tools

 

 

Automatic HTP Merging

Overview

MADRIX STELLA features automatic HTP merging from 2 Art-Net sources.

[Usually, the first source will be MADRIX. The second source could be a console, for example.]

Data from both source will be merged together and sent out as 1 signal. This happens across all ports and by using the HTP principle.
HTP - Is the acronym for Highest Takes Precedence. Data from both sources will be compared for each individual channel. The higher value wins per channel.
 
Example: We are using an LED fixture with a total of 5 control channels [3 color channels and 2 movement channels]. MADRIX should provide the color data for channels 1 to 3 and the console should provide the movement data for channels 4 and 5. Using the MADRIX Fixture Editor, we could create a corresponding fixture where channel 4 and 5 are set up as Fixed channel using always a value of 0. On the other hand, the console will always send a value of 0 for the first 3 channels of each fixture. This will ensure that the data from the console will always provide the higher value on channels 4 and 5, while MADRIX provides the color data. Due to the automatic HTP merging of the device, the LED fixture will receive correct data from both sources as desired.

 

Configuration And Recommendations

1] Correctly set up and enable Art-Net for each source.

2] Make sure to activate Sync Mode for Art-Net in MADRIX. Learn more Sync Mode

3] Make sure that MADRIX has a lower IP address compared to the second source.
[E.g., 2.0.0.1 compared to 2.0.0.20]
4] Always use Direct IP Mode to directly send data to the correct IP addresses of your MADRIX STELLA devices.
[It is not recommend to have any of the two sources or any other source in the network to send data via Broadcast Mode.]

 

 

Web Configuration

When connected to Ethernet network, you can easily configure MADRIX STELLA using a web configuration interface.

You have 2 options to access the web interface:

A] Open your web browser and enter the IP address of MADRIX STELLA.
[Both, STELLA and your computer, need to be in the same network.]
 

B] Use MADRIX.

Go to Preferences > Device Manager... > Art-Net
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > Art-Net]
Select your MADRIX STELLA device in the list.
Click
Your default web browser will open.
Now, you have access to various information and settings.

 

Device Information

This section displays various details about the device, including:

Model [Device type]
Serial Number
Firmware [Current firmware version]
Hardware [Hardware model]
Build Date [Firmware creation date]
IP Address [Current IP address]
MAC Address [A permanent, unique address]
Voltage [The current voltage for Input.]
Temperature [The current ambient temperature.]

Device Name

You can change the description of the device. Enter a name and confirm your input with Set. This label is only shown in this web interface.

Device Settings

You can change the IP address and Subnet Mask. Enter the specific addresses and confirm with Set.

DMX Output Settings

This section shows specific settings for the DMX ports for output.
By default, Art-Net universe 1 and 2 assigned to DMX 1 and DMX 2.

If you are broadcasting data for a large number of Universes [using Broadcast Mode instead of using Direct IP Mode] with MADRIX or a 3rd-party controller for example, you can assign different DMX universes to each STELLA device with these settings. Each MADRIX STELLA will then only receive data from the specific Art-Net universe and send it to its specified output port. Example: You can set up that STELLA #1 only listens to Art-Net universe 1 and 2, while STELLA #2 listens to Art-Net universe 3 and 4, and STELLA #3 listens to Art-Net universe 5 and 6, and so on.

Send Always Full Frames (512 CH) - Is another specific setting. The DMX port will always send out 512 channels, even if the data sent to STELLA includes less than 512 channels for this port and universe. STELLA automatically sends values of 0 on channels that are not used.

DMX Input Settings

This section allows you to specify settings for the DMX ports for input.
When data is received, MADRIX STELLA will automatically forward it to Ethernet network.

STELLA can receive 512 channels per port. Use Send To Art-Net Universe to specify on which Art-Net universe those 512 channels are sent. By default, 256 is selected for DMX 1 and 255 for DMX 2. Valid values range from 1 to 256.

Send Always Full Frames (512 CH) To Art-Net - Is another specific setting. The STELLA will always send out 512 channels, even if the data received by STELLA includes less than 512 channels for this port and universe. STELLA automatically sends values of 0 on channels that are not used.

Additionally, choose to how MADRIX STELLA sends the data into the network:

Use Broadcast Mode if STELLA should sent to all IP addresses in the network.
Use Direct IP Mode to specify one recipient, e.g. your MADRIX computer [Enter the IP address of your MADRIX computer].
Confirm with Set

 

 

MADRIX Device Configuration

You can access all information and settings of the web configuration in MADRIX using the MADRIX Device Configuration window.

In MADRIX, go to Tools > MADRIX Device Configuration...
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+L]

MADRIX LUNA Configuration

 

Scans the USB ports of your computer and the network for connected MADRIX STELLA devices. If devices are found, they will be shown in the list.
- To see USB devices, you need to enable STELLA USB drivers first [they are activated by default]. Learn more »Devices USB
- To see network devices, you need to enable STELLA networking drivers [they are activated by default] as well as connect MADRIX STELLA and your computer to the same network first. Learn more »Devices Network

Refreshes already connected devices and brings the information in the list up to date.

Allows you to change the settings of your device. Apply your changes by confirming with Set

Enables remote access to the web configuration as explained above. MADRIX STELLA needs to be connected via Ethernet [network connection required]. First, connect your computer and the MADRIX STELLA to one and the same network. Second, select your MADRIX STELLA in the list. Third, click this button. A web browser opens automatically.

Imports the MADRIX STELLA Device Settings from an external file [of the file type *.msdx]. Use this option to easily restore all device settings from a file [as described below].

Exports the MADRIX STELLA Device Settings to an external file [of the file type *.msdx]. Use this option to easily store all device settings in a file. Simply enter a name in the window that opens and click 'Save'.

Updates the firmware of your MADRIX STELLA if a newer firmware is available [USB connection required].

 
Learn more Web Configuration

 

 

LED Status Codes

The following tables describe the LED status codes of the device.

STATUS

POWER

Powered off

Power not connected. The device has no power.

Permanently green

Connected to power. The power is on.

Blinking green

Bootloader activated. Reset the device to factory default settings.

STATUS

USB

Powered off

USB not connected.

Red +
blinking green

Communicating over USB.
Sending or receiving data over USB. The USB port works.

Fading between
red +green

Connected to USB; Drivers installed correctly.
No data is sent over USB.

Orange

Connected to USB; No drivers installed.
Reinstall software and drivers or try a different USB port.

STATUS

DMX 1

DMX 2

Powered off

No data is sent.

No data is sent.

Blinking green

Sending or receiving data.
The DMX port works.

Sending or receiving data.
The DMX port works.

STATUS

ETHERNET

Green off

10 MBit/s connected.

Green on

100 MBit/s connected.

Orange on

Network connected.

Orange blinking

Sending or receiving data. The Ethernet port works.

 

 

Reset To Factory Default Settings

In rare cases you might need to do a reset to factory default settings, for example to reset to the device to its default IP address as shown on the side of the device:

Reset Via Reset Button

1] Disconnect all connections from the device [power, data, DMX].

2] Use a suitable tool to press the reset button [between DMX 1 and DMX 2].

3] Continue to press the reset button and supply power again over 'Power' or USB.

4] Continue to press the reset button and wait until all status LEDs of the device flash repeatedly or wait 10 seconds.
[Simply repeat these steps should the process fail.]

 

 

Firmware Updates

It is highly recommended to update the firmware of the device should a new firmware version become available. You can do so in different ways.

Update Via USB

1] Connect MADRIX STELLA to your computer over USB.
[Use the provided USB cable.]

2] Start the MADRIX software.

3] Open the MADRIX Device Configuration window. Go to Tools > MADRIX Device Configuration...

4] Click to search for connected devices and your device will appear in the list.

5] Select your device in the list and click Firmware

6] Wait for the process to end [usually it takes only seconds].

7] Disconnect MADRIX STELLA from USB and connect again.

 

Update Via Ethernet

Connect MADRIX STELLA to power.
Connect MADRIX STELLA to your computer over Ethernet network.
In MADRIX, go to Preferences > Device Manager... > Art-Net
Activate Art-Net
Click
Learn more DMX-OUT Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net]
Select the device in the list. Click . A new window opens.
Click Firmware
The update process will starts.
Wait for the process to end [usually it takes only seconds].

 

Available Firmware Updates

STELLA Firmware

MADRIX Version

Release Date

Highlights

1.0.6127

MADRIX 3.6 RC

May 2016

Initial Release

1.1.6147

MADRIX 3.6

May 2016

 

1.1.6168

MADRIX 3.6a

July 2016

Web configuration tool: Added Voltage to the Device Information section.
Web configuration tool: Added the Refresh button to always show the latest information that was last saved on the device in the web browser [instead of using a browser refresh which may change settings again].

1.2.6346

MADRIX 3.6d

December 2016

Sensor data: Devices can now report back if voltage is connected/disconnected over USB [Voltage USB].
Sensor data: Devices can now report back which voltage is used for Power [Voltage Power].
Sensor data: For STELLA models V1.1 and higher, devices can now report back the ambient temperature [Temperature].
Fixed an issue that could make the device become unresponsive under certain circumstances when connecting, disconnecting, and calling up the website several times in a row.

1.2.7035

MADRIX 3.6f

May 2017

Fixed an issue that could leave the status LEDs permanently on when using the ArtAddress functionality for Art-net to switch from normal operation to off while the status LEDs were currently active.

 

MADRIX 3.6f
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