MADRIX ORION

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Overview
Important Note
LED Status Codes
Daisy-Chain Support
Reset To Factory Default Settings
Using A 3rd-Party Controller
Using The MADRIX Software
MADRIX Device Configuration
Firmware Updates
MADRIX Orion Updater

 

 

Overview

MADRIX ORION adds a whole new level of interaction and control to your project.
The MADRIX ORION is specifically designed as a general-purpose input device for analog input and Ethernet-based output for remote control and interactivity.

 

 

Important Note

Make sure to read the provided MADRIX ORION Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual first!
Find it in your product box or download it from »help.madrix.com

 

 

LED Status Codes

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

STATUS

STATUS LED 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 device / upload firmware.

STATUS

STATUS LED 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

STATUS LED PORT 1

STATUS LED PORT 2

Powered off

No data is sent.

No data is sent.

Blinking green

Receiving data / changes.
The input port works.

Receiving data / changes.
The input port works.

STATUS

STATUS LEDS ETHERNET PORTS

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.

 

 

Daisy-Chain Support

The device features 2 separate Ethernet network ports. Either one is fully functionally for IN and OUT and can be used for the data connection without using a separate network switch or router.

Please note:

It is recommended to connect a maximum of 8 units after one another in a row.
It is important to set up the correct network universe where each device should send data to.
If all devices should send to the same universe, it is important to set up the correct DMX channels for each port and device.
ORION always sends data on the configured universe and channels unless the ports are deactivated.
Make sure that several devices do not send data on the same DMX channels!
Make sure to receive data in unicast mode in your receiver.

 

 

Reset To Factory Default Settings

Reset Via Reset Button

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

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

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

 

Reset Via USB [MADRIX 5 Device Updater / MADRIX ORION Updater]

1] Connect MADRIX ORION to power.
[Please see safety instructions in the MADRIX ORION Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual!]

2] Connect MADRIX ORION to your computer via USB.
[Use the provided USB cable.]

3] Close the MADRIX Software.

4] Start the separate MADRIX 5 Device Updater tool.
[In Windows 7, go to Start > All Programs > MADRIX 5 > Tools > MADRIX 5 Device Updater]
[In Windows 10, go to Start > MADRIX 5 > MADRIX 5 Device Updater]

5] Select Load ORION and confirm with OK.

6] In the MADRIX ORION Updater, click Reset To Factory Default Settings (F4)

7] Wait for the reset process to end [usually it takes only seconds].
Learn more MADRIX ORION Updater

 

 

Using A 3rd-Party Controller

Overview

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

 

Web Device Configuration Page

When connected to Ethernet network, you can easily configure MADRIX ORION using the built-in web configuration interface.

You have 2 options to access the web interface. Both, ORION and your computer, need to be in the same network.
 

A] Using a standard web browser:

Connect MADRIX ORION and your computer to the same network.
Assign correct network settings for your PC in the Windows operating system.
[Recommended default settings: IP address 10.0.0.1 / Subnet mask 255.0.0.0]
Open your web browser and enter the IP address of MADRIX ORION.
[You can find the default IP address on the back side of the device.]
The web configuration page will be launched. Now, you have access to various information and settings.

 

B] Using the MADRIX Software:

Connect MADRIX ORION and your computer to the same network.
Assign correct network settings for your PC in the Windows operating system.
[Recommended default settings: IP address 10.0.0.1 / Subnet mask 255.0.0.0]
Go to the menu Tools > MADRIX Device Configuration...
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+L]
Select your MADRIX ORION device in the list.
Click
Your default web browser will open and the web configuration page will be launched. Now, you have access to various information and settings.

Device Name

You can change the description of the device. Enter a name and confirm with Set.

Device Settings

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

Pin Input Configuration

This section is an important part of the configuration.
Please see below.

DMX Channel Configuration

This section is an important part of the configuration.
Please see below.

Network Output

This section is an important part of the configuration.
Please see below.

Device Information

This section displays various details about the device, including:

Model [Device type]
IP Address [The current IP address.]
MAC Address [A permanent, unique address.]
Serial Number
Firmware [The current firmware version.]
Bootloader [The current bootloader version.]
Hardware [Hardware revision/model]
Voltage [The current voltage for External Power, Port 1 (V+), and Port 2 (V+).]
Temperature [The current ambient temperature inside the device case.]
Ethernet [The current status of the two Ethernet ports.]

 

Pin Input Configuration

This section is an important part of the configuration. It allows you to specify how the input data is parameterized.

You can change the settings for each of the 8 input pins individually [Pin 1 - Pin 8].
Pin Voltage - Shows how much volt is applied at the particular pin.
Measure Function - Defines how the input data is parameterized. Confirm with Set or restore the default values with Defaults. Choose from different options:

Disabled

Deactivates the specified pin.
This also frees up DMX channels as well as processing resources.
The more pins are deactivated, the higher the measure frequency can be [12.5 FPS / Hz for 8 pins and up to 100 FPS / Hz for 1 pin].

Analog
(Between Limits)

Linearly measures the incoming voltage at the particular pin.
In addition, you can specify the lower and upper limit in which the device measures the analog signal by setting them with help of the Current Limit Values

Digital
(Hysteresis Threshold)

Measures the incoming voltage at the particular pin, but interprets it digitally.
The lower and upper limit, which are set by Limits, are used as thresholds.
Once the signal goes below or above those limits, the provided result changes to the low or to the high value accordingly.
Low value and high value are directly set via From Value and To Value in the DMX Channel Configuration

Pin Voltage

Measures the incoming voltage at the particular pin.
In addition, you can specify the lower and upper limit in which the device measures the analog signal by setting them with help of the Limits
The result will be provided as decimal value.
If you are using 8 bit with 1 DMX channel as Result Modifier in the DMX Channel Configuration, the main value before the comma will be provided as result (e.g. 3 Volt).
If you are using 16 bit with 2 DMX channels as Result Modifier in the DMX Channel Configuration, both values, before and after the comma, will be provided as result (e.g. 3.12 Volt).

External Voltage
(V+)

Measures the incoming voltage at Power.
In addition, you can specify the lower and upper limit in which the device measures the analog signal by setting them with help of the Limits
The result will be provided as decimal value.
If you are using 8 bit with 1 DMX channel as Result Modifier in the DMX Channel Configuration, the main value before the comma will be provided as result (e.g. 3 Volt).
If you are using 16 bit with 2 DMX channels as Result Modifier in the DMX Channel Configuration, both values, before and after the comma, will be provided as result (e.g. 3.12 Volt).

Counter
(Hysteresis Threshold)

Measures the incoming voltage at the particular pin, but interprets it digitally.
The lower and upper limit, which are set by Limits, are used as thresholds.
Once the signal goes below or above those limits, the provided result is increased by 1.
Low value and high value are directly set via From Value and To Value in the DMX Channel Configuration

Count Per Second
(Slow)

Measures the incoming voltage at the particular pin, but interprets it digitally.
The lower and upper limit, which are set by Limits, are used as thresholds.
Once the signal goes below or above those limits, it is counted towards the provided result per second.
Low value and high value are directly set via From Value and To Value in the DMX Channel Configuration
Due to the processing, only signals that result in a maximum of 100 counts and are thus slower than 50 FPS (< 50 Hz) can be measured.

Count Per Second
(Fast)

Measures the incoming voltage at the particular pin, but interprets it digitally.
The lower and upper limit, which are set by Limits, are used as thresholds.
Once the signal goes below or above those limits, it is counted towards the provided result per second.
Low value and high value are directly set via From Value and To Value in the DMX Channel Configuration
The device exclusively monitors this particular pin for a quarter of a second. Thus, very high counts can be possible. The count will then be multiplied by 4 and provided as result in FPS /Hz.

Beats Per Minute
(BPM)

Measures the incoming voltage at the particular pin, but interprets it digitally.
The lower and upper limit, which are set by Limits, are used as thresholds.
Once the signal goes below or above those limits, it is counted towards the provided result per second.
Low value and high value are directly set via From Value and To Value in the DMX Channel Configuration
The the device monitors the time between low and high threshold counts and recalculates them to FPS / Hz.

Signal Slope Detections

Measures the incoming voltage at the particular pin, but interprets it digitally.
The lower and upper limit, which are set by Limits, are used as thresholds.
Once the signal goes below or above those limits, it is counted towards the provided result per second.
Low value and high value are directly set via From Value and To Value in the DMX Channel Configuration
The device monitors each low and high threshold count and sets the provided result for 1 second to the To Value. Afterwards, the provided result will be set to the From Value again.
Due to the processing, it makes it possible to reliably detect very short impulses.

 

Limits - Defines in which range the analog input signal is received. Confirm with Set or restore the default values with Defaults. Choose from different options for the minimum value and maximum value:
- 0.0 Volt
- 1.0 Volt
- 2.0 Volt
- 3.0 Volt
- 4.0 Volt
- 5.0 Volt
- 6.0 Volt
- 7.0 Volt
- 8.0 Volt
- 9.0 Volt
- 10.0 Volt
- 11.0 Volt
- 12.0 Volt
- 10 % Of V+
- 25 % Of V+
- 50 % Of V+
- 75 % Of V+
- 90 % Of V+
- 100 % Of V+

 

DMX Channel Configuration

This section is an important part of the configuration. It allows you to specify how the input data is sent out.

You can change the settings for each of the 8 input pins individually [Pin 1 - Pin 8].
DMX Channel - Defines on which channel the data is sent.
- For 8 Bit - This defines the channel for each individual pin.
- For 16 Bit - This defines the start channel. 2 channels are required per pin. Make sure to correctly set up all other channels without overlapping channel assignments!
Result Modifier - Defines how the data is processed.
- 1 Channel (8 Bit)
- 1 Channel (8 Bit), Inverted
- 2 Channels (16 Bit)
- 2 Channels (16 Bit), Inverted
- 2 Channels (16 Bit), Swapped
- 2 Channels (16 Bit), Inverted, Swapped
From Value - Defines the DMX value range. This is the minimum value.
To Value - Defines the DMX value range. This is the maximum value.

 

Network Output

This section is an important part of the configuration. It allows you to specify the network settings.

When data is received through the ports, MADRIX ORION will automatically forward it to Ethernet network.

Input Data > Send To Network Universe - ORION receives input data worth up to 16 DMX channels. This setting specifies on which universe the data is sent into the network [Art-Net universe or Streaming ACN universe.]
- By default, 256 is selected. Valid values range from 1 to 256.
Full Frames > Send Always Full Frames (512 CH) To Network - If activated, ORION will always send out 512 channels on the specified network universe.
- ORION automatically sends values of 0 on channels that are not used.
Art-Net Broadcast Mode - Activates Art-Net and broadcasts the data into the network.
Art-Net Unicast Mode - Activates Art-Net and only sends data to the specified IP address in order to reduce network traffic and bandwidth.
- Make sure to set up the correct IP address where to send the data to.
sACN Multicast Mode - Activates Streaming ACN. This mode multicasts data to the fixed IP address 293.255.1.0 according to the sACN specifications.

 

 

Using The MADRIX Software

The MADRIX ORION works great in combination with the MADRIX Software.

 

Operating Modes

You can mainly use 3 operating modes together with MADRIX:

DMX-IN Via Art-Net
DMX-IN Via Streaming ACN
DMX-IN Via USB

 

Notes:

MADRIX ORION receives analog input data via its two ports and processes and sends the data out via USB or Ethernet network [incl. Art-Net and Streaming ACN].
MADRIX ORION uses a maximum of 16 DMX channels.
- Up to 8 DMX channels are used when letting the device send only 8-bit data.
- Up to 16 DMX channels are used when letting the device send only 16-bit data.

 

DMX-IN Via Art-Net

Overview

You can connect MADRIX ORION via Ethernet network directly or indirectly to the network card of your computer that runs the MADRIX Software. Data is sent to the ORION via a port and from the ORION to MADRIX via Ethernet network.

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your external equipment [such as, compatible sensors, potentiometers, switches, and triggers] to the required port of MADRIX ORION.
Connect MADRIX ORION to power.
[Please see safety instructions in the MADRIX ORION Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual!]
Connect MADRIX ORION directly or indirectly to your computer via network cabling.
It is highly recommended to only use Gigabit Ethernet network components [network card, switches, etc.].
Make sure that you have configured MADRIX ORION correctly via the Web Device Configuration Page
 

 

2] Windows Network Settings

Art-Net is a network-based protocol. MADRIX will use the network card of your computer to receive 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 of your MADRIX ORION devices need to be different and each nees to be unique.
 
 
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 ORION devices will have an IP address in the 10.x.x.x network range, such as 10.80.0.100, 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 the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > Art-Net
[Keyboard shortcut: F4 > Art-Net]
 
Activate Enable

 

4] Adding Devices Automatically

MADRIX can automatically add your MADRIX ORION devices.

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

 

5] Configuration Of Art-Net Input

Select your ORION device in the list.

 

Click
A new window opens [Art-Net Device Configuration].

 

Universe Port IN
- By default, MADRIX ORION sends input data to network universe 256. You can change these settings in the Web Configuration or MADRIX Device Configuration window if required.
Activate Receive Direct IP Mode and enter the IP Address of your MADRIX ORION. Confirm with Apply
[E.g., 10.80.0.223]
[You can also activate Receive Broadcast Mode. In this mode, MADRIX will receive any DMX data that is sent in the network on this particular Art-Net universe.]
Click OK

 

6] Activating Your Art-Net Input Device

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

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


 

Select the ORION device 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.

 

7] Activating DMX Input

Go to the menu 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 the ArtNet input device.


 

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

 

DMX-IN Via Streaming ACN

Overview

You can connect MADRIX ORION via Ethernet network directly or indirectly to the network card of your computer that runs the MADRIX Software. Data is sent to the ORION via a port and from the ORION to MADRIX via Ethernet network.

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your external equipment [such as, compatible sensors, potentiometers, switches, and triggers] to the required port of MADRIX ORION.
Connect MADRIX ORION to power.
[Please see safety instructions in the MADRIX ORION Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual!]
Connect MADRIX ORION directly or indirectly to your computer via network cabling.
It is highly recommended to only use Gigabit Ethernet network components [network card, switches, etc.].
Make sure that you have configured MADRIX ORION correctly via the Web Device Configuration Page

 

2] Windows Network Settings

MADRIX automatically sets up Streaming ACN network settings for you.
You only need a computer with a network card and a valid IP address.

 

You do not have to change the IP address settings in Windows for Streaming ACN!
The IP address range for sACN devices is 239.255.X.X according to the Streaming ACN specifications.
[Even if your sACN devices are set to a different IP address range, you may try the connection from MADRIX to your devices.]
Make sure that your Firewall does not block data of the 239.255.X.X IP address range!
Check the settings of the Windows Firewall.
Learn more »Tips [Microsoft Windows / Networks / USB]

 

3] Activating Streaming ACN

Go to the menu Preferences > Options... > Devices Network
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+O > Devices Network]
Activate Enable ESTA - Streaming ACN
Choose your network card from the drop-down list. Make sure to select the correct network adapter that will be used for Streaming ACN!
[The IP address and Subnet mask label should help you select the correct adapter. It is not necessary to change any of these networks settings.]
ACN Device Count - Set up how many you are going to use.
[This is the total amount of OUT and IN devices. Please set the exact number of devices you are using. If the count is higher, this creates unnecessary network traffic.]
Press Apply

Devices (Network)

 

ACN CID - Being a network protocol, Streaming ACN sends a so-called CIDs [Component Identifier].
- Every single ACN device has such a unique ID.
- When using Streaming ACN, your MADRIX Software is one of those devices.
- When you start MADRIX for the first time, this ID will be generated automatically for you. From this point onwards it will be used on your PC.
- With this ID your MADRIX Software can be easily identified in the network. Interfaces can detect this unique ID and can be configured to receive data from this particular device. Please note that the ACN interface must support this feature.
- Do not change the ACN CID, unless you are an experienced user!
Press OK to close the window.

 

4] Enabling Input

Go to Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
[Keyboard shortcut: F4]
MADRIX automatically creates and adds the number of interfaces to the list.
[according to ACN Device Count]
Select your device.
Enable Input if you wish to receive incoming data through this device.
Click Apply
In DMX-IN mode, you will not be able to select the ACN protocol. MADRIX will automatically select the correct protocol version.

 

Note: If you are loading a MADRIX Setup, please check if the number of ACN devices in your setup corresponds with the number that is activated. The Setup stores the number of devices. But if you changed the amount and then loaded the Setup, the newly defined number will be activated.

 

5] Configure Your Device

Make sure that your device is still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
Click
A new window will open.

ACN Configure Device

Set up the following settings for your devices:

Source Name - Allows you to set up a specific name for the device. This name is send via network as well. Therefore, interfaces may be able to retrieve this name and can be configured to receive data from this source.
- If you are using the default name MADRIX U:X, the universe will automatically be displayed in the name [represented by X: 1, 2, 3, etc.].
ACN Universe - Defines the DMX universe from which data is received.
- Set up the same universe that is set up in your MADRIX ORION according to the Web Configuration. By default, MADRIX ORION sends input data to network universe 256. You can change these settings in the Web Configuration if required.
- According to the Streaming ACN specifications, MADRIX will automatically change the ACN IP Address according to the ACN Universe.
 
Press Apply to confirm your changes.
Press OK to close the window.

 

6] Enable DMX-IN

Go to the menu 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 the ACN input device.

 


 

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

 

DMX-IN Via USB

Overview

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

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your external equipment [such as, compatible sensors, potentiometers, switches, and triggers] to the required port of MADRIX ORION.
Connect MADRIX ORION 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
Make sure that you have configured MADRIX ORION correctly via the MADRIX Device Configuration

 

2] Enabling Drivers In MADRIX

Go to the menu Preferences > Options... > Devices USB
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+O > Devices USB]
Activate MADRIX ORION
[The option is activated by default.]
Click Apply
Close the window with OK

Devices (USB/PCI)

 

3] Activating Devices

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


 

Select the required device 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 recommended Frame Time is 30.
- Press Apply to confirm.

 

4] Activating DMX Input

Go to the menu 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 ORION

 

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

 

 

MADRIX Device Configuration

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

In MADRIX, go to the menu 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 ORION devices. If devices are found, they will be shown in the list.
- To see USB devices, you need to enable ORION USB drivers first [they are activated by default]. Learn more »Devices USB
- To see network devices, you need to enable ORION networking drivers [they are activated by default] and connect MADRIX ORION 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 ORION needs to be connected via Ethernet [network connection required]. First, connect your computer and the MADRIX ORION to one and the same network. Second, select your MADRIX ORION in the list. Third, click this button. A web browser opens automatically.

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

Exports the MADRIX ORION Device Settings to an external file [of the file type *.modx]. 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 ORION if a newer firmware is available [USB connection required].

 

Learn more Web Device Configuration Page

 

 

Firmware Updates

Update Via USB

Connect MADRIX ORION to power.
[Please see safety instructions in the MADRIX ORION Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual!]
Connect MADRIX ORION to your computer via USB.
[Use the provided USB cable.]
Start the MADRIX Software.
Open the MADRIX Device Configuration window. Go to the menu Tools > MADRIX Device Configuration...
Click to search for connected devices and your device will appear in the list.
Select your device in the list and click Firmware
Wait for the process to end [usually it takes only seconds].
Disconnect MADRIX ORION from power and connect again.
[You can also use the MADRIX ORION Updater. Learn more MADRIX ORION Updater]

 

Update Via Ethernet

Connect MADRIX ORION to power.
[Please see safety instructions in the MADRIX ORION Quick Start Guide & Technical Manual!]
Connect MADRIX ORION to your computer via Ethernet network.
In MADRIX, go to the menu 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.
The MADRIX logo on the front of the device will start to flash and the firmware will be updated.
Wait for the process to end [usually it takes only seconds].

 

 

MADRIX ORION Updater

Overview

MADRIX ORION Updater is a separate tool only for MADRIX ORION. It is integrated into the MADRIX 5 Device Updater.

 

Usage

MADRIX LUNA Updater

MADRIX ORION Updater can be used for several, specific tasks.

Updates the firmware of all ORION devices that are connected to the computer via USB. First, select the correct firmware in the list above this button [Example: ORION 1.0.000 Type V1.0 MADRIX 5.0]. Second, click the button. Third, disconnect the power after updating in order to restart the device.

Resets all settings of all ORION devices that are connected to the computer via USB to the standard values. Use this function to restore the original settings of the device.

Performs both actions, a ORION firmware update as well as a reset to factory default settings.

 

Additional information on the status of the performed functions will be given on the right side of the window. Information is displayed from down to top [the latest information is shown at the top].

 

Available Firmware Updates

ORION Firmware

MADRIX Version

Release Date

Highlights

2.00.7140

MADRIX 5.0b

July 2018

Initial Release

 

Important Notes

If new drivers and a new firmware are available for the MADRIX ORION, please always update the firmware first and then the drivers!
MADRIX ORION Updater does not work when MADRIX is running. Please close MADRIX and restart MADRIX 5 Device Updater / MADRIX ORION Updater.

 

Where To Find The MADRIX 5 Device Updater

The MADRIX ORION Updater is included in the MADRIX installation as part of the MADRIX 5 Device Updater. After installing MADRIX, you can find a link in the Windows Start menu:

In Windows 7, go to Start > All Programs > MADRIX 5 > Tools > MADRIX 5 Device Updater
In Windows 10, go to Start > MADRIX 5 > MADRIX 5 Device Updater
Select Load ORION and confirm with OK.

 

The original, executable program can be found in the MADRIX installation directory:

C:\Program Files\MADRIX5

 

MADRIX 5.0c
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