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Chamsys SnakeSys R8 8 port node



The SnakeSys R8 is an eight universe Ethernet to DMX convertor in a 1U rack. It support eight DMX512 ports that are fully configurable as either inputs or outputs. It also features dual Neutrik Ethercon network ports.

The SnakeSys R8 is designed to be used on shows where large numbers of universes are in use and there is a need to convert to and from DMX. It provides the ability to easily switch between different Ethernet or DMX sources.

Universal Ethernet to DMX interface
Eight DMX512 ports, configurable as outputs or inputs
Dual Ethernet ports
Art-Net and ACN streaming DMX support
Can be used with any Art-Net or ACN compliant console
LCD display with multi-switch selection
ChamNet remote configuration
Stand alone DMX buffer mode
RDM capability (subject to firmware development)
The SnakeSys R8 uses a simple but powerful Ethernet to DMX engine, based on a custom designed FPGA hardware logic. This ensures maximum performance and reliability - it is truly designed from the ground up for the task. It avoids the complexity and unreliability of other designs based around PC hardware or microprocessor boards. DMX processing is carried out within the FPGA logic.

The SnakeSys R8 can be configured over the network from MagicQ via the ChamNet protocol.

The SnakeSys R8 supports in-built standard configurations, including:

All Art-Net Output (Art-Net 0-7)
All Art-Net Input (Art-Net 0-7)
All ACN Output (Universe 1-8)
All ACN Input (Universe 1-8)

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