An Introduction to DMX512
After more than 30 years in existence, the industry-standard DMX512 lighting control protocol still offers challenges for users and designers. This course will dive deep into the history, technical background, application and standard practices needed to assemble a reliable DMX512 control network. Some of the topics to be covered include cabling, connectors, wiring topologies, end-of-line termination, addressing and the architecture of the protocol itself. In addition, attention will be given to common myths about the protocol referencing the ANSI standard and ESTA's Recommended Practice for DMX512.