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Elation iDMX7 Playback/Controller With Infrared Remote

PLSN Staff • Product News • September 17, 2009

Elation Professional’s iDMX7 Playback/Controller uses a hand-held infrared remote control and sensor to run LEDs or DMX lights. It can be mounted discreetly on a ceiling or in a corner and operated with the remote from more than 32 feet away, making it well-suited for entertainment venues, special events and architectural applications.  The iDMX7 is also programmable, able to both record and play back programs from universal DMX-512 controllers such as Elation’s Show Designer or Compu DMX control software. The iDMX7’s memory can store up to seven minutes of 512 continuously-changing channels — or an even longer time frame if fewer than 512 channels are used.

Measuring just over 3 inches long and half an inch wide, the iDMX7 is big on operating features, including four work modes: Auto, Manual, DMX Data Record and DMX Playback.  In the Auto mode, the user can trigger a stored program to play automatically.  The Manual mode allows operators to perform control functions such as selecting colors manually.

Another feature is the iDMX7’s “BB” (Blackout to Blackout) technology, which can be used for seamless loop playback.  The user records a blackout step at the beginning of a scene and a blackout step at the end, and the scene will loop.

The iDMX7 has a maximum record speed of 25 frames per second (512 channels).  It has 3-pin DMX Input/Output terminal sockets, and 2-pin DC Input/Output terminal sockets.  A 9VDC, 200mA power supply is also included.

The iDMX7 unit is capable of operating in temperatures ranging from 0°C to 55°C.  It measures 3.2 inches by 0.6 inches by 0.5 inches and weighs half a pound.  The MSRP of the iDMX7, including the unit, infrared remote controller and infrared sensor, is $259.95.

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