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USB/DMX Dongle for OLE

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 1:18 pm
by liteman
I want to be able to use a laptop running the OLE to control a small portable rig. Will any usb to dmx dongle work for this? Any recommendations on which one to get?

USB/DMX Dongle for OLE

Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 1:38 pm
by gooze
Hi,
USB only works with the Varilite USB to dmx converters.
You could use any shownet node on Ethernet or - much cheaper - use an Enttec Ode. That converts artnet to dmx.

You'd always need your Palette channel key though.

I don't know if these are sold separately.

Re: USB/DMX Dongle for OLE

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 10:45 am
by phenry
gooze wrote:Hi,
USB only works with the Varilite USB to dmx converters.
You could use any shownet node on Ethernet or - much cheaper - use an Enttec Ode. That converts artnet to dmx.

You'd always need your Palette channel key though.

I don't know if these are sold separately.
I agree with all of those options. You will still need a channel key, they can be purchased from any dealer. The part number is 67517 for a 100 channel key. If you want a bigger key, you can also purchase channel upgrades to add to that key.

Re: USB/DMX Dongle for OLE

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 11:12 am
by liteman
Ok thanks. I will look into that. Any idea how much a 100 channel key would cost roughly?

Re: USB/DMX Dongle for OLE

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 4:28 pm
by BobbyHarrell
it's going to depend on the dealer markup so it's hard to say.