MADRIX LUNA

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Overview

MADRIX LUNA is an easy-to-use and reliable network node.
The MADRIX LUNA reliably distributes DMX512 data over long or short distances using Ethernet network or USB. Its sync mode makes sure that lighting effects look their best on the LEDs.

3 versions are available:

MADRIX LUNA 4

MADRIX LUNA 8

MADRIX LUNA 16

 

 

Important Notes

Make sure to read the provided MADRIX LUNA Technical Manual & Quick Start Guide 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 on the front of the device.

STATUS

POWER

Powered off

Power cable not connected.
> The device has no power.

Permanently green

Connected to power.
> The power is on.

 

STATUS

ETHERNET

USB

Powered off

Ethernet not connected
or the device has no power.

USB not connected
or the device has no power.

Permanently green

Connected to Ethernet.
> No data is sent or received over Ethernet.

Connected to USB.
> No data is sent or received over USB.

Blinking green

Communicating over Ethernet.
> Sending or receiving data over Ethernet.

Communicating over USB.
> Sending or receiving data over USB.

 

STATUS

DMX-IN

DMX-OUT

Powered off

DMX not connected
or the device has no power.

DMX not connected
or the device has no power.

Blinking green

Receiving data via DMX-IN.
> The device works correctly.

Sending data to DMX OUT.
> The device works correctly.

 

 

Automatic HTP Merging

Overview

MADRIX LUNA features automatic HTP merging from 2 Ethernet sources.

[Usually, the first source will be MADRIX 5. 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 8 output 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.

Sources can be:
- 1x Art-Net + 1x Art-Net
- 1x Art-Net + 1x sACN
- 1x sACN + 1x sACN
 

Example: We are using an LED fixture with a total of 5 control channels [3 color channels and 2 movement channels]. MADRIX 5 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 5 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 5 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 When Merging Art-Net

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

2] Make sure to activate ArtSync for Art-Net in MADRIX 5. Learn more Sync Mode

3] Make sure that MADRIX 5 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 Unicast Mode in MADRIX 5 to directly send data to the correct IP addresses of your MADRIX LUNA 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.]

 

 

Reset To Factory Default Settings

Reset Via Reset Button

Disconnect MADRIX LUNA from power.

Use a suitable tool to press the reset button on the unit’s back side.

Continue to press the reset button and connect to power again.

Continue to press the reset button and wait until all status LEDs on the front of the device flash repeatedly or wait 10 seconds.

 

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

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

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

Close the MADRIX 5 Software.

Start the separate MADRIX 5 Device Updater tool.
[In Windows 10, go to Start > MADRIX 5 > MADRIX 5 Device Updater]

Select Load MADRIX LUNA 4 / 8 / 16 and confirm with OK

In the MADRIX LUNA Updater, click Reset To Factory Default Settings (F4)

Wait for the reset process to end [usually it takes only seconds].
Learn more MADRIX 5 LUNA Updater

 

 

Using A 3rd-Party Controller

Overview

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

 

Web Device Configuration Page

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

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

A] Using a standard web browser:

Connect MADRIX LUNA 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]
[Please note: Your devices and the sender, such as the PC that runs MADRIX 5, need to have the same subnet mask!]

Open your web browser and enter the IP address of MADRIX LUNA.
[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 5 Software:

Connect MADRIX LUNA 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 LUNA 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 by entering a name.
[This refers to the Long Name of Art-Net.]
Confirm with Set

Device Settings

You can change the basic network device settings.
Confirm with Set

IP Address

Subnet Mask
[Please note: Your devices and the sender, such as the PC that runs MADRIX 5, need to have the same subnet mask!]

DMX Output Settings

This section shows the settings for the DMX output ports [DMX 1 - 4/8/16].
Confirm with Set

Network Universe - Assigns the universe to the particular output port.

By default, universe 1 - 4/8/16 are assigned to the output ports DMX 1 - 4/8/16. [This is the recommended setting when using one MADRIX LUNA].

If you are broadcasting data for a large number of Universes [using Broadcast Mode instead of using Unicast Mode] with MADRIX 5 or a 3rd-party controller for example, you can assign different DMX universes to each LUNA device with these settings. Each MADRIX LUNA will then only receive data from the specific universe and send it to its specified output port.
Example: You can set up that LUNA 8 #1 only listens to Art-Net universe 1 - 8, while LUNA 8 #2 listens to Art-Net universe 9 - 16, and LUNA 8 #3 listens to Art-Net universe 17 - 24, and so on.

Universes are shown in hexadecimal notation and Art-Net Net switch / sub-net switch notation in the Network Universe tooltips.

 

Channel Offset - Allows you to shift the received DMX universe [512 DMX channels] per port if required.

This will modify the output.

+1 To +511 - Adding a positive channel offset will shift the received channels to higher channel numbers.
- Example: Received channel #1 will be shifted to channel #11 by using a channel offset of 10.
- That means that new channels are added to the data [in front of the received data block, with DMX value 0], while any channels that now would be higher than 512 will be removed.
- Example, continued: Channels 1 to 10 are newly added, while channels 503 to 512 are removed.

-1 To -511 - Adding a negative channel offset will shift the received channels to lower channel numbers.
- Example: Received channel #512 will be shifted to channel #412 by using a channel offset of -100.
- That means that the first channels will be removed. The frame will be shorter.
- Example, continued: Channels 1 to 100 are now removed and the frame has 412 channels in total.

Example: Your fixture should start with DMX channel 7.
- In the ideal case, you would set its DMX start address to 7.
- If your fixture somehow is set to channel 6, you could increase its start address by +1.
- Or you could shift the data that is sent by your device by -1 in order to change the data from channel #7 to channel #6.
[If you cannot change the fixture's settings or you cannot reach it anymore, for example.]

Please note: According to the DMX512 standard, a minimum of 21 channels will always be sent.

A Channel Offset can have several advantages, such as splitting a single universe onto multiple output ports.
- For example, your sender can only send on one universe and you wish to output it on two ports.
On DMX 1, you would like to send the first 150 channels and on DMX 2, you would like to send channels 151 to 300.
Then, you can set both to the same universe and set a Channel offset of 150 for DMX 2.

 

Send Full Frames - Activates that always 512 channels will be sent out.

512 channels are sent per frame even if the data that is received by the device includes less than 512 channels for this port and universe.

The device automatically sends values of 0 on channels that are not used.

 

Device Accepts Network Data From - Defines the data source for the device. Choose from the following options:

Art-Net

Streaming ACN

Art-Net And sACN

 

In Case Of Network Data Timeout - Allows you to specify the output settings should the device not receive data anymore for a specified DMX universe. Choose from the following options:

Send The Last Received Frame Continually

Send Black Frames Continually

Stop Sending After Sending A Black Frame

Stop Sending

Network Output

This section allows you to specify settings for DMX input, which is sent out to the network from the device.
When data is received through the DMX-IN port, MADRIX LUNA will automatically forward it to Ethernet network.
Confirm with Set

Network Universe - LUNA can receive 512 channels via the DMX-IN port. This setting defines on which universe those 512 channels are sent.

By default, 256 is selected.

Valid values range from 1 to 32768.

 

Send Full Frames - Activates that always 512 channels will be sent out.

512 channels are sent per frame even if the data that is received by LUNA includes less than 512 channels for this port and universe.

LUNA automatically sends values of 0 on channels that are not used.

 

Art-Net Broadcast Mode - Sends Art-Net data to all IP addresses in the network.

Art-Net Unicast Mode - Sends Art-Net data only to one recipient, e.g. your computer that runs MADRIX 5. Enter the IP address of your receiver here.

Use sACN Multicast Mode - Use it to specify data to be sent out via Streaming ACN to IP address 293.255.1.0

Special Commands

Reboot - Reboot System - Restarts the device completely. [The website will automatically be reloaded after a few seconds.]

Reset - Reset To Factory Default Settings - Restores the original settings of the device. [Since this may change back the IP address to the original setting, the website will automatically be reloaded after a few seconds and you will automatically be redirected to the correct website and IP address.]

Device Information

This section displays various details about the device, including:

Model [The 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 [The hardware revision.]

Ethernet [The current status of the network connection.]

 

 

Using The MADRIX 5 Software

The MADRIX LUNA works great in combination with the MADRIX 5 Software.

 

MADRIX 5 Software License

The MADRIX 5 Software license is not included and sold separately. A MADRIX 5 KEY is necessary if you want to use output.

No separate license is required for DMX Input [DMX-IN].

 

Operating Modes

You can mainly use 4 operating modes together with MADRIX 5:

 

Notes:

DMX-OUT and DMX-IN can be used at the same time.

You always have 1 to 4/8/16 output ports available [DMX 1 - 4/8/16].
- In total, 2048 DMX channels can be sent per LUNA 4 unit.
- In total, 4096 DMX channels can be sent per LUNA 8 unit.
- In total, 8192 DMX channels can be sent per LUNA 16 unit.

You always have 1 DMX input port available per unit [DMX-IN].
- In total, 512 DMX channels can be received per unit.

 

DMX-OUT Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net]

Overview

You can connect the LUNA via Ethernet network to the network card of your computer that runs the MADRIX 5 Software. Data is sent to the LUNA via network [Ethernet] and distributed to the XLR output ports [DMX 1 - 4/8/16].

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your LED controllers or fixtures to the XLR ports of MADRIX LUNA [DMX 1 - 4/8/16].

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

Connect MADRIX LUNA to your computer using network cabling.

It is highly recommended to only use Gigabit Ethernet network components [network card, switches, etc.].

Set up the corresponding settings in the Web Device Configuration Page

 

2] Windows Network Settings

Art-Net is a network-based protocol. MADRIX 5 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 LUNA 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 LUNA devices will have an IP address in the 10.x.x.x network range, such as 10.206.224.100, for example].
[Please note: Your devices and the sender, such as the PC that runs MADRIX 5, need to have the same subnet mask!]
 

Restart MADRIX 5, if you have changed the network settings in Windows while MADRIX 5 was running.

Learn more »Tips [Microsoft Windows / Networks / USB]
 

Example for PCs that are running MADRIX 5:

Windows TCP/IP Configuration

 

3] Fixture Configuration In MADRIX

Start MADRIX 5.

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

 

4] Activating Art-Net

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

Activate the checkbox Enable [in the upper, right corner].
 

 

 

5] Adding Devices Automatically

MADRIX 5 can automatically add your MADRIX LUNA devices.

Click
[MADRIX 5 will automatically search the network for connected MADRIX LUNA devices. Devices that are found will appear in the list. A number of entries will be created in the list for each LUNA device.]
[The Art-Net standards only supports a maximum of 4 output ports per device. Since LUNA 8 features 8 output ports plus 1 input port, 3 list items are created in MADRIX 5, for example. Two entries will be shown for LUNA 4. Five entries will be shown for LUNA 16.]
 

 

6] Activating Devices

Each of your MADRIX LUNA devices and its ports need to be activated. By default, they are still deactivated. 4 ports will be shown for LUNA 4 [plus an additional IN port], 8 ports will be shown for LUNA 8 [plus an additional IN port], and 16 ports will be shown for LUNA 16 [plus an additional IN port].
 

 

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

Select your devices and their ports in the list.

Right Mouse Click on the column State to set from Off to On [indicated by green light].

OUT and IN are set by default for the corresponding ports and universes.


 
 

[In the screenshot above, one LUNA 8 is connected. If more devices are connected, please use the different IP addresses of different devices and device details [i] to identify them in the Device Manager.]

 

7] Configuration Of DMX Output

Make sure that your devices are still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices

When using your device as an output device, set up Universe
- Right Mouse Click or Left Mouse Double-Click on the column Universe and enter the required number.

This setting assigns a specific DMX universe [of the Patch] to the device or the port of the device.

Make sure to assign the correct universe according to your requirements.
Learn more »Glossary

 

By default, DMX universe 1 - 4/8/16 are assigned to the ports DMX 1 - 4/8/16 when using one MADRIX LUNA:
 

LUNA Output Port

Name under Device Manager... > DMX Devices

DMX 1

BindIdx1 Port:0

DMX 2

BindIdx1 Port:1

DMX 3

BindIdx1 Port:2

DMX 4

BindIdx1 Port:3

DMX 5

BindIdx2 Port:0

DMX 6

BindIdx2 Port:1

DMX 7

BindIdx2 Port:2

DMX 8

BindIdx2 Port:3

DMX 9

BindIdx3 Port:0

DMX 10

BindIdx3 Port:1

DMX 11

BindIdx3 Port:2

DMX 12

BindIdx3 Port:3

DMX 13

BindIdx4 Port:0

DMX 14

BindIdx4 Port:1

DMX 15

BindIdx4 Port:2

DMX 16

BindIdx4 Port:3

 

8] Frame Time

Make sure that your device is still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices

Set up the frame time for your device.
- Right Mouse Click or Left Mouse Double-Click on the column ms / FPS and enter the required number.
- The frame time [in milliseconds; ms] affects the frame rate. The frame rate specifies how fast data is sent to the device or received from it [in Frames Per Second; FPS].
- Increase the frame time in order to decrease the frame rate [e.g., 40 ms = 25 FPS].
- Decrease the frame time in order to increase the frame rate [e.g., 20 ms = 50 FPS].
- The default value is 30 ms / 33.3 FPS.
- Some LED fixtures might have problems with a low frame time / high frame rate. Then, it is recommended to increase the frame time / decrease the frame rate.

[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

Choose how to send data.
- Right Mouse Click or Left Mouse Double-Click on the column Frames to choose between Optimized and Full
- Per DMX512 standard, MADRIX 5 only sends the number of DMX channels that is configured [optimized frames]. 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.
- Activate 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 on the universe].
- Activating Full Frames is recommended if problems with the data output of your devices occur.
 

In addition, you can activate Full Frames for the device and each MADRIX LUNA output port separately.
Learn more MADRIX Device Configuration

 

10] Sync Mode

MADRIX LUNA can use the special sync mode of Art-Net.

Large LED projects require dependable data distribution. The MADRIX 5 Software and LUNA hardware allow you to synchronize data output for all 4/8/16 DMX ports and even across multiple LUNA devices to get an optimal image on the LEDs.

When Art-Net sync mode is activated, MADRIX 5 and MADRIX LUNA will automatically handle the synchronization of data.

Art-Net Sync Mode is highly recommended for MADRIX LUNA!

 

Sync Button

ArtSync - Allows you to activate or deactivate the usage of synchronization commands/packages for Art-Net.
- Your Art-Net devices need to support this feature in order for it to work correctly.
- All MADRIX hardware Art-Net nodes support ArtSync.
- Sync packages will be sent to all network cards for which corresponding Art-Net nodes are created in the MADRIX 5 Software.

In addition, you can choose between Post-Sync [default] and Pre-Sync. By default, the sync data is sent after the main DMX/Art-Net data. Pre-Sync would send it before the main DMX/Art-Net data.

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.

 

Additional Art-Net Device Settings

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

 

Broadcast Mode Or Unicast Mode

MADRIX 5 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 5 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.

Unicast 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.

Unicast Mode is recommended in general.

 

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

Select your device in the list.

Click

A new window will open.

A] Choose Send Unicast Mode to activate Unicast Mode:
- Make sure to enter the correct IP Address of your device that should receive the Art-Net data. When MADRIX LUNA has been automatically found by MADRIX 5, the IP address will be pre-configured for you.
- MADRIX 5 will send the corresponding data only to this device.

B] Choose Send 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 LUNA has been automatically found by MADRIX 5, the correct network will be pre-configured for you.
- MADRIX 5 will send data to the whole Art-Net network.

Click Apply

 

Status Indicators [ArtAddress]

In order to use these features, Enable ArtAddress first.

Regarding sending ArtAddress commands to nodes, make sure that your nodes fully support this Art-Net feature.
You will also get notified by a message box. Confirm the message with OK or abort via Cancel.

MADRIX LUNA, MADRIX NEBULA, MADRIX PLEXUS, MADRIX STELLA, MADRIX ORION, and MADRIX AURA support ArtAddress.

MADRIX 5 itself can receive ArtAddress commands.

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 Indicators 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.

In addition to sending out commands to nodes, MADRIX 5 itself can receive ArtAddress commands.

Receive - Activates that MADRIX 5 is able to receive ArtAddress commands. It is enabled by default.

AcLedMute and AcLedNormal will disable the identification of MADRIX 5.

AcLedLocate will enable the identification of MADRIX 5.
- As long as Identify is enabled or set via protocol commands, the MADRIX 5 user interface [GUI] will repeatedly change every second from the currently selected theme to the opposite theme, either from dark to light or vice versa.
- This visibly highlights the user interface for visual identification of this MADRIX 5 instance as a device within a network system.
- Identify will also be deactivated when manually switching the theme, either via the menu [View > Theme > Light/Dark] or its keyboard shortcut [Ctrl+T].

You can further customize ArtAddress properties. Learn more »Options

 

More Information About Art-Net

Learn more »Art-Net [DMX Over Ethernet]

 

 

DMX-OUT Over Ethernet Network [Streaming ACN / sACN]

Overview

You can connect the LUNA over Ethernet network to the network card of your computer that runs the MADRIX 5 Software. Data is distributed to the device over network cabling [Ethernet] and sent to the output ports [DMX 1 - 4/8/16].

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your LED controllers or fixtures to the XLR ports of MADRIX LUNA [DMX 1 - 4/8/16].

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

Connect MADRIX LUNA to your computer using network cabling.

It is highly recommended to only use Gigabit Ethernet network components [network card, switches, etc.].

Set up the corresponding settings in the Web Device Configuration Page

 

2] Windows Network Settings

MADRIX 5 automatically sets up Streaming ACN network settings for you.
[MADRIX 5 supports multicast Streaming ACN. Data is automatically sent to all corresponding sACN devices in the network. Unicast is also supported.]

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. MADRIX LUNA automatically works this way.

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] Fixture Configuration In MADRIX

Start MADRIX 5.

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

 

4] Activating Streaming ACN

Go to the menu Preferences > Options... > Devices Network
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+O > Devices Network]

Activate 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. MADRIX LUNA requires 4, 8, or 16 sACN devices per unit.
[This is the total amount of devices. Please set the exact number of devices you are using. If the count is higher, this creates unnecessary network traffic.]

Click 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 5 Software is one of those devices.
- When you start MADRIX 5 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 5 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!

Click OK to close the window.

 

5] Activating Devices

Each of the ports need to be activated if that is not already the case.

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

Select your devices and their ports in the list. The corresponding number of output universes will be shown.

Right Mouse Click on the column State to set from Off to On [indicated by green light]. By default, all output ports should be already activated.


 
 

[In the screenshot above, one LUNA 8 is connected. If more devices are connected, please use the different universes of different devices to identify them in the Device Manager.]

Universe - Defines which universe of your MADRIX 5 Patch is sent to this particular device.
- Right Mouse Click on the column Universe in order to enter a different number.

 

6A] Configuration Of Single Devices

Select a device in the list and click

ACN DMX Devices

 

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 of the device.
- Set up the same universe that is set up in your sACN device, which is MADRIX NEBULA.
- According to the Streaming ACN specifications, MADRIX 5 will automatically change the ACN IP Address according to the ACN Universe.

ACN Priority - Was implemented for backup solutions. Valid values range from 0 to 200, which is the highest priority.
- For example, you may have set up two MADRIX PCs. One gets a priority of 100. The second PC gets a priority of 50. If the first PC fails and only if it malfunctions, data will be automatically received from PC #2.
- Data will always be received from the device with the highest priority. Please note that the ACN device must support this feature.

ACN Protocol - Automatically selects the ANSI 2009 standard.

Use Multicast
ACN Multicast IP Address - Displays the IP address of the device as automatically assigned by MADRIX 5 according to the Streaming ACN specifications. The last 2 digits match the assigned DMX universe.

Use Unicast
ACN Unicast IP Address - Uses a specific IP address to send data to.
 

Click Apply to confirm your changes.

Click OK to close the window.

 

6B] Configuration Of Multiple Devices

You can configure several interfaces at the same time.

Follow the steps of 6A, but select multiple devices and click

A new window will open.
 

ACN Configure Multiple Devices

 

Set up the settings as described under 6A].

For ACN Universe, you have now additional options for Numbering:
 
Auto Numbering Off        Click the button and MADRIX 5 will automatically increase the ACN Universe number for all the selected devices [which can be seen in the DMX Devices tab of the Device Manager], starting with the value you have entered.

Click Apply and OK to confirm your changes.

 

7] Frame Time

Make sure that your device is still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices

Set up the frame time for your device.
- Right Mouse Click or Left Mouse Double-Click on the column ms / FPS and enter the required number.
- The frame time [in milliseconds; ms] affects the frame rate. The frame rate specifies how fast data is sent to the device or received from it [in Frames Per Second; FPS].
- Increase the frame time in order to decrease the frame rate [e.g., 40 ms = 25 FPS].
- Decrease the frame time in order to increase the frame rate [e.g., 20 ms = 50 FPS].
- The default value is 30 ms / 33.3 FPS.
- Some LED fixtures might have problems with a low frame time / high frame rate. Then, it is recommended to increase the frame time / decrease the frame rate.

 

8] Optimized Frames Or Full Frames

Make sure that your device is still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices

Choose how to send data.
- Right Mouse Click or Left Mouse Double-Click on the column Frames to choose between Optimized and Full
- Per DMX512 standard, MADRIX 5 only sends the number of DMX channels that is configured [optimized frames]. 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.
- Activate 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 on the universe].
- Activating Full Frames is recommended if problems with the data output of your devices occur.
 

In addition, you can activate Full Frames for the device and each MADRIX NEBULA output universe separately.

 

DMX-OUT Via USB

Overview

You can connect the LUNA directly via USB to the computer that runs the MADRIX 5 Software. Data is sent to the MADRIX LUNA via USB and distributed to the XLR output ports [DMX 1 - 4/8/16].

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your LED controllers or fixtures to the XLR ports of MADRIX LUNA [DMX 1 - 4/8/16]

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

Connect MADRIX LUNA 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 5.

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

 

3] Enabling Drivers In MADRIX

Go to the menu Preferences > Options... > Devices USB
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+O > Devices USB]

Activate MADRIX LUNA
[The option is activated by default.]

Click Apply

Close the window with OK

Devices (USB/PCI)

 

4] Activating Devices

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

Your LUNA devices and all of their ports [4/8/16 output ports, 1 input port] will appear in the list.

If your devices are not in the list, click
[In the screenshot below, one LUNA 8 is connected.]

By default, all output ports are activated [State On].

 

If your device and ports are not activated, do the following:

Select the device/port in the list.

Right Mouse Click on the column State to set from Off to On [indicated by green light].

 

5] Configuration Of DMX Output

Make sure that your devices are still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices

When using your device as an output device, set up Universe
- Right Mouse Click or Left Mouse Double-Click on the column Universe and enter the required number.

This setting assigns a specific DMX universe [of the Patch] to the device or the port of the device.

Make sure to assign the correct universe according to your requirements.
Learn more »Glossary

 

6] Frame Time

Make sure that your device is still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices

Set up the frame time for your device.
- Right Mouse Click or Left Mouse Double-Click on the column ms / FPS and enter the required number.
- The frame time [in milliseconds; ms] affects the frame rate. The frame rate specifies how fast data is sent to the device or received from it [in Frames Per Second; FPS].
- Increase the frame time in order to decrease the frame rate [e.g., 40 ms = 25 FPS].
- Decrease the frame time in order to increase the frame rate [e.g., 20 ms = 50 FPS].
- The default value is 30 ms / 33.3 FPS.
- Some LED fixtures might have problems with a low frame time / high frame rate. Then, it is recommended to increase the frame time / decrease the frame rate.

[When using USB, the frame time will be automatically set to the same value for all output ports.]

 

7] Optimized Frames Or Full Frames

Make sure that your device is still selected under Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices

Choose how to send data.
- Right Mouse Click or Left Mouse Double-Click on the column Frames to choose between Optimized and Full
- Per DMX512 standard, MADRIX 5 only sends the number of DMX channels that is configured [optimized frames]. 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.
- Activate 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 on the universe].
- Activating Full Frames is recommended if problems with the data output of your devices occur.
 
 

In addition, you can activate Send Full Frames for the device and each MADRIX LUNA output 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 LUNA via Ethernet network directly or indirectly to the network card of your computer that runs the MADRIX 5 Software. Data is sent into the LUNA via DMX-IN [XLR] and from the LUNA to MADRIX 5 via Ethernet network.

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your external DMX controller to the DMX-IN port of MADRIX LUNA.

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

Connect MADRIX LUNA directly or indirectly to your computer via network cabling.

It is highly recommended to only use Gigabit Ethernet network components [network card, switches, etc.].

 

2] Windows Network Settings

Art-Net is a network-based protocol. MADRIX 5 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 your MADRIX LUNA 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 LUNA devices will have an IP address in the 10.x.x.x network range, such as 10.206.224.100, for example].
[Please note: Your devices and the sender, such as the PC that runs MADRIX 5, need to have the same subnet mask!]
 

Restart MADRIX 5, if you have changed the network settings in Windows while MADRIX 5 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 [in the upper, right corner].

 

4] Adding Devices Automatically

MADRIX 5 can automatically add your MADRIX LUNA devices.

Click
[MADRIX 5 will automatically search the network for connected MADRIX LUNA devices. Devices that are found will appear in the list. A number of entries will be created in the list for each LUNA device.]
[The Art-Net standards only supports a maximum of 4 output ports per device. Since LUNA 8 features 8 ports plus 1 IN port, 3 list items are created in MADRIX 5, for example. Two entries will be shown for LUNA 4. Five entries will be shown for LUNA 16.]
 

 

5] Configuration Of Art-Net Input

Select your LUNA input device in the list [Universe IN].

 

Click

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

 

Universe Port IN
- By default, MADRIX LUNA sends DMX-IN data to Art-Net universe 256. 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 Receive Direct IP Mode and enter the IP Address of your MADRIX LUNA. Confirm with Apply
[E.g., 10.206.224.14]

[You can also activate Receive Broadcast Mode. In this mode, MADRIX 5 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 LUNA input device in the list.

Right Mouse Click on the column State to set from Off to On for data input [indicated by green light].

IN is automatically activated.

 

 
 

If required, change the frame time.
- Right Mouse Click on the column ms / FPS and and a number.
- The higher the frame time [in milliseconds], the lower the frame rate will be [in Frames Per Second].
- The lower the frame time, the higher the FPS will be.
- The default frame time is 30.

 

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 Art-Net input device via its IP address.


 

Art-Net input is now activated. MADRIX 5 can already receive DMX data.

Now, choose how to use incoming data. Learn more »Art-Net Remote

 

DMX-IN Via Ethernet Network [Streaming ACN / sACN]

Overview

You can connect MADRIX LUNA over Ethernet network to the network card of your computer that runs the MADRIX 5 Software. Data is sent to the LUNA via the DMX-IN port and from the LUNA to the MADRIX 5 via Ethernet network.

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your external DMX controller to the DMX-IN port of MADRIX LUNA.

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

Connect MADRIX LUNA to your computer via network cabling.

It is highly recommended to use Gigabit Ethernet network components [network card, switches, etc.].

 

2] Windows Network Settings

MADRIX 5 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 5 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.]

Click 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 5 Software is one of those devices.
- When you start MADRIX 5 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 5 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!

Click OK to close the window.

 

4] Enabling Input

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

MADRIX 5 automatically creates and adds the number of interfaces to the list.
[according to ACN Device Count]

Select your device.

Right Mouse Click on the column OUT / IN to set to IN for data input if you wish to receive incoming data through this device.

In DMX-IN mode, you will not be able to select the ACN protocol. MADRIX 5 will automatically select the correct protocol version.

 

Note: If you are loading a MADRIX 5 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 LUNA according to the Web Configuration. By default, MADRIX LUNA 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 5 will automatically change the ACN IP Address according to the ACN Universe.
 

Click Apply to confirm your changes.

Click 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

 


 

[If needed, you can disable DMX-IN by choosing None for your DMX-IN Device in the section Device]

sACN input is now activated. MADRIX 5 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 LUNA directly via USB to the computer that runs the MADRIX 5 Software. Data is sent into the MADRIX LUNA via DMX-IN [XLR] and from the LUNA to MADRIX 5 via USB.

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your external DMX controller to the DMX-IN port of MADRIX LUNA.

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

Connect MADRIX LUNA 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 the menu Preferences > Options... > Devices USB
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+O > Devices USB]

Activate MADRIX LUNA
[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 LUNA devices and all of their ports [4/8/16 output ports, 1 input port] will appear in the list.

If your devices are not in the list, click
[In the screenshot below, one LUNA 8 is connected.]
 


 

Select MADRIX LUNA DMX-IN in the list.

Right Mouse Click on the column State to set from Off to On [indicated by green light].

IN is automatically activated.


 

If required, change the frame time.
- Right Mouse Click on the column ms / FPS and and a number.
- The higher the frame time [in milliseconds], the lower the frame rate will be [in Frames Per Second].
- The lower the frame time, the higher the FPS will be.
- The default frame time is 30.

 

6] 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 LUNA - DMX-IN

 

DMX-IN is now activated. MADRIX 5 can already receive DMX data.

Now, choose how to use incoming data. Learn more »DMX-IN

 

 

MADRIX Device Configuration

You can access information and settings of the web configuration page also in MADRIX 5 using the MADRIX Device Configuration window.
[For MADRIX LUNA, several settings are only available in the web configuration page.]

In MADRIX 5, 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 LUNA devices. If devices are found, they will be shown in the list.
- To see USB devices, you need to enable LUNA USB drivers first [they are activated by default]. Learn more »Devices USB
- To see network devices, you need to enable LUNA networking drivers [they are activated by default] and connect MADRIX LUNA 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 LUNA needs to be connected via Ethernet [network connection required]. First, connect your computer and the MADRIX LUNA to one and the same network. Second, select your MADRIX LUNA in the list. Third, click this button. A web browser opens automatically.

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

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

 

Learn more Web Device Configuration Page

 

 

Firmware Updates

Update Via USB

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

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

3] Start the MADRIX 5 Software.

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

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

6] Select your device in the list and click Firmware. The update process will start.

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

8] Disconnect MADRIX LUNA from power. Afterwards, connect it again.

[You can also use the MADRIX LUNA Updater. Learn more MADRIX 5 LUNA Updater]

 

Update Via Ethernet

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

2] Connect MADRIX LUNA to your computer via Ethernet network.

3] In MADRIX 5, go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > Art-Net

4] Activate Art-Net

5] Click
Learn more DMX-OUT Via Ethernet Network [Art-Net]

6] Select the device in the list. Click . A new window opens.

7] Click Firmware
The update process will start.
The MADRIX logo on the front of the device will start to flash and the firmware will be updated.

8] Wait for the process to end [usually it takes only seconds]. A confirmation message will be shown.

9] Disconnect MADRIX LUNA from power. Afterwards, connect it again.

 

MADRIX 5 LUNA Updater

Overview

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

 

Usage

MADRIX LUNA Updater

MADRIX 5 LUNA Updater can be used for several, specific tasks.

Updates the firmware of all LUNA devices that are connected to the computer via USB. First, select the correct firmware in the list above this button [Example: LUNA 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 LUNA 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 LUNA 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].

 

Important Notes

If new drivers and a new firmware are available for the MADRIX LUNA, please always update the firmware first and then the drivers!

MADRIX LUNA Updater does not work when MADRIX 5 is running. Please close MADRIX 5 and restart MADRIX 5 Device Updater / MADRIX 5 LUNA Updater.

 

Where To Find The MADRIX 5 Device Updater

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

In Windows 10, go to Start > MADRIX 5 > MADRIX 5 Device Updater

Select Load MADRIX LUNA 4 / 8 / 16 and confirm with OK.

 

The original, executable program can be found in the MADRIX 5 installation directory:

C:\Program Files\MADRIX5

 

Available Firmware Updates

Version

Highlights

LUNA Firmware
1.00.4547
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 3.0
 

Release Date
July 2013

Initial firmware release.

LUNA Firmware
1.01.4555
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 3.1
 

Release Date
November 2013

Improved functionality and communication with the MADRIX 3 Software.

LUNA Firmware
1.02.4946
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 3.2
 

Release Date
March 2014

Added support for LUNA 4 and LUNA 16 in addition to LUNA 8.

LUNA Firmware
1.03.5043
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 3.3
 

Release Date
November 2014

Optimized device reply time (Poll Reply) to ensure that all connected devices are found when searching for them automatically in MADRIX 3.

Fixed an issue that would reset the network settings with the next start when a Subnet Mask higher than 255.255.255.0 was set up.

Fixed issues with sending out data when receiving Art-Net data from two sources.

Fixed an issue that only used the last of DMX output ports to send out data when several ports had been assigned the same Art-Net universe.

LUNA Firmware
1.04.5298
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 3.3a
 

Release Date
December 2014

Fixed an issue that the IP address could not be changed using the web configuration tool.

LUNA Firmware
1.05.5501
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 3.4
 

Release Date
June 2015

Fixed that the Poll Reply only returned 4 ports for LUNA 8 or LUNA 16.

LUNA Firmware
1.05.5997
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 3.6
 

Release Date
May 2016

All built-in status LEDs can now be switched off over Art-Net via ArtAdress.

Added support for ArtSync.

LUNA Firmware
1.05.6298
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 3.6b
 

Release Date
September 2016

Web configuration page: 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).

LUNA Firmware
1.05.6996
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 3.6d
 

Release Date
December 2016

Fixed an issue for LUNA 4 that returned an incorrect BindIndex after receiving a PollReply.

LUNA Firmware
1.06.7074
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 3.6h
 

Release Date
February 2018

Added 4 distinct options for sending data output in case of data connection loss [only available in the web configuration tool]:
- Send The Last Received Frame Continually
- Send Black Frames Continually
- Stop Sending After Sending A Black Frame
- Stop Sending

Increased the minimum output frequency that is sent on each port from 10 FPS to 20 FPS [in order to ensure functionality with lighting fixtures that are not functioning well with low frame rates].

LUNA Firmware
1.06.7104
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.0
 

Release Date
May 2018

 

 

Added BindIdx 3 to the PollReply to better communicate the additional DMX-IN port.

LUNA Firmware
1.06.7106
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.0a
 

Release Date
June 2018

Web configuration page: Updated the visual appearance for MADRIX 5.

Web configuration page: Art-Net universes are now also shown in hexadecimal notation in addition to the decimal notation.

LUNA Firmware
1.06.7134
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.0c
 

Release Date
July 2018

Web configuration page: Updated the MADRIX Logo.

Web configuration page: Renamed Direct IP Mode to Unicast Mode.

LUNA Firmware
1.06.7148
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.0d
 

Release Date
August 2018

Fixed a critical issue that could halt the device in rare cases.

LUNA Firmware
1.06.7172
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.0e
 

Release Date
February 2019

Web configuration page: Fixed a critical issue that discarded the current setting for In Case Of Data Connection Loss when disconnected from power and automatically reset to the default value again.

LUNA Firmware
2.0.7232
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.1
 

Release Date
May 2019

Added support for Streaming ACN / sACN.

Added a Channel Offset for each output port.

Web configuration page: Universes are now shown in hexadecimal notation and Art-Net Net switch / sub-net switch notation in the Network Universe tooltips.

Fixed an issue that did continue to send the last frame that was received over USB under certain circumstances although new network data was received.

Fixed an issue that only allowed answering ping requests up to 32 byte.

Fixed an issue that did not send with the correct frame rate and timeout setting when having received ArtSync packages prior.

LUNA Firmware
2.0.7254
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.1a
 

Release Date
August 2019

Fixed an issue that could prevent uploading the bootloader correctly.

Fixed an issue that did not allow to call the built-in web configuration page via the MADRIX Device Configuration window.

LUNA Firmware
2.0.7261
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.3
 

Release Date
May 2020

Fixed an issue that produced incorrect DMX-IN packages in MADRIX LUNA 16 when receiving data from 2 sources for merging in addition to DMX-IN data.

LUNA Firmware
2.0.7291
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.4
 

Release Date
December 2020

Fixed a critical issue that could crash the web configuration when switching to Streaming ACN as network-data source (#6433, #6563).

LUNA Firmware
2.1.7292
 
MADRIX Version
MADRIX 5.4c
 

Release Date
July 2021

Web configuration page: Added the option to reboot the device (#7446).

Web configuration page: Added the option to reset the device to factory default settings (#7446).

 

MADRIX 5.4c.
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