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The MADRIX KEY is a USB dongle.
It needs to be connected to your computer. Only then, it activates the full license of the software and corresponding output. You will receive your personal MADRIX KEY, when purchasing a MADRIX 5 Software product.
The MADRIX KEY is available as:
|▪||MADRIX 5 KEY preprogrammer|
[1x MADRIX KEY incl. 1x MADRIX 5 License preprogrammer]
[Provides no output for MADRIX 5, but removes major limitations of the demo mode.]
|▪||MADRIX 5 KEY start|
[1x MADRIX KEY incl. 1x MADRIX 5 License start]
[Provides the output license for 2x 512 DMX channels and 64 x 64 DVI voxels for MADRIX 5.]
|▪||MADRIX 5 KEY entry|
[1x MADRIX KEY incl. 1x MADRIX 5 License entry]
[Provides the output license for 8x 512 DMX channels and 128 x 128 DVI voxels for MADRIX 5.]
|▪||MADRIX 5 KEY basic|
[1x MADRIX KEY incl. 1x MADRIX 5 License basic]
[Provides the output license for 32x 512 DMX channels and 512 x 512 DVI voxels for MADRIX 5.]
|▪||MADRIX 5 KEY professional|
[1x MADRIX KEY incl. 1x MADRIX 5 License professional]
[Provides the output license for 128x 512 DMX channels and 1,024 x 1,024 DVI voxels for MADRIX 5.]
|▪||MADRIX 5 KEY ultimate|
[1x MADRIX KEY incl. 1x MADRIX 5 License ultimate]
[Provides the output license for 512x 512 DMX channels and 2,048 x 1,024 DVI voxels for MADRIX 5.]
|▪||MADRIX 5 KEY maximum|
[1x MADRIX KEY incl. 1x MADRIX 5 License maximum]
[Provides the output license for 2,048x 512 DMX channels and 2,048 x 1,024 DVI voxels for MADRIX 5.]
The MADRIX KEY is a USB software protection dongle. Thank you for your understanding!
MADRIX 5 offers a demo mode. As such, you can download the latest MADRIX 5 Software to test for free at »www.madrix.com
What are the features of the Demo Mode?
|▪||You can test MADRIX 5 for free.|
|▪||The software is fully functional [within the demo limitations].|
|▪||Demo mode is useful for computer and other hardware performance tests.|
|▪||Files and settings of demo mode are fully compatible with the full version [it is the same software].|
|▪||You can test the basic connection to fixtures and controllers for DMX-based output protocols by using the Highlight Mode of the Device Manager, which sends value 255 on all 512 channels to the selected devices [full-on white].|
|▪||MADRIX 5 runs in Demo Mode if you do not connect a valid MADRIX KEY to your computer.|
What are the limitations of the Demo Mode?
|▪||All Previews and DVI Outputs display '! NO MADRIX 5 KEY !'.|
|▪||All Previews and DVI Outputs have a color-changing, rotating cross on top.|
|▪||DVI Outputs [incl. External Preview windows] only send out black.|
|▪||The fixture mask is disabled and all Previews have a reduced overall brightness.|
|▪||There is no output of any other control data. That means no Art-Net, DMX512, KiNET, Philips Hue, Streaming ACN, ColourSmart Link, Colorlight A8, Colorlight 5A, Colorlight T9, Eurolite T9, NDI, or Spout is sent out.|
MADRIX 5 KEY preprogrammer
The MADRIX 5 KEY preprogrammer / MADRIX 5 License preprogrammer is a special software license for project preparation.
|▪||It does not enable any data output.|
|▪||It does, however, remove other major limitations of the Demo Mode:|
- All Previews do not display '! NO MADRIX 5 KEY !' anymore.
- All Previews and DVI outputs do not have a color-changing, rotating cross on top.
- DVI output (External Previews in DVI mode) is the main DVI output and solely sends out black.
- DVI outputs (External Previews in Window mode or Full Screen mode) only display a semi-transparent, pulsing, and moving text ('PREPROGRAMMER').
- All Previews have the full brightness.
|▪||A special Preprogrammer menu item becomes available that allows you to simulate any of the regular software licenses.|
- This can help you assess if your project can be realized with a given software license.
- This can mainly be assessed with the help of the unlocked DMX channels or DVI voxels as shown in the Previews. Learn more: »3 Previews
|▪||The MADRIX KEY is the most important item when you buy MADRIX 5. Do not lose it!|
|▪||A MADRIX KEY is not bound to one computer and can be used with each of your computers.|
|▪||Do not connect the MADRIX KEY to your computer before installing the MADRIX 5 Software.|
|▪||Only 1x MADRIX KEY can be connected to the software. If you connect several KEYs, the highest available license will be used to unlock the software.|
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
MADRIX KEY & MADRIX 5 License
You can check which MADRIX 5 License your MADRIX KEY provides.
|▪||Start the MADRIX 5 Software.|
|▪||Go to the menu Help > About...|
|▪||Note: It is not usually the case, but MADRIX KEYs can have an expiration date.|
- The date when the KEY/License stops to work will be shown here [in the format YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM:SS (Time Zone)].
- N/A is shown if the date has expired.
MADRIX 5 Software
|▪||Purchase a MADRIX 5 Software product that includes a MADRIX KEY with a MADRIX 5 License to unlock the corresponding features or output in the MADRIX 5 Software. |
|▪||Physical shipment of the boxed MADRIX KEY required.|
MADRIX 5 Licenses
|▪||Require a valid, empty, and metallic MADRIX KEY.|
|▪||Only one MADRIX 5 License is possible per MADRIX KEY.|
MADRIX 5 License Upgrades
|▪||Upgrade your MADRIX 5 License on your MADRIX KEY to a higher license in order to increase the available output. |
|▪||MADRIX 5 License Upgrades to higher licenses are possible several times per MADRIX KEY.|
|▪||Require a valid and metallic MADRIX KEY with a MADRIX 5 License. |
MADRIX 5 Software Updates
|▪||Take advantage of the latest MADRIX 5 Software. This will even automatically increase your available output. Update from MADRIX 2 or MADRIX 3.|
|▪||The MADRIX 5 Software Update is free of charge if you have bought MADRIX Software on April 01, 2017 or any later date.|
|▪||Requires a valid and metallic MADRIX KEY. Any green MADRIX KEY needs to be disabled and physically replaced, i.e. purchase of 1x MADRIX KEY required.|
|▪||All MADRIX hardware requires a MADRIX KEY with a valid MADRIX 5 License in order to work with the MADRIX 5 Software.|
|▪||No MADRIX hardware product provides a MADRIX 5 Software license automatically. A MADRIX KEY is always needed.|
This electrical device and its accessories need to be disposed of properly. Do not throw the device into normal trash or household waste. Please recycle packaging material whenever possible.