LanBox LCX

The LanBox-LCX is an autonomous and versatile DMX controller that can be implemented in almost every application that requires stand-alone operation of DMX lighting, MIDI, RS-232 and other equipment. The LanBox-LCX can be programmed and controlled using the free software LC-Edit for Mac and PC, or via third party software like Max/MSP, Isadora, Ableton or other software that allows programming of MIDI and TCP command. For the LanBox-LCX there is an extensive set of manuals, examples and tutorials.



Programming the LanBox-LCX

LCEdit for Mac OSX and Windows is used to program and control the LanBox-LCX. The free software is also available via the downloads page
Max/MSP allows for complete control and programming of the LanBox-LCX. There are many examples and tutorials available.
Isadora made by Troikatronix is used to control the LanBox-LCX. Dedicated actors and examples are available.
Examples, manuals and tutorials can be downloaded via the downloads page.

General information

The LanBox-LCX is a powerful and versatile controller. It is equipped with Ethernet, USB, MIDI in and out, DMX in and out, eight analogue inputs and eight digital outputs. All these inputs and outputs can be connected and programmed. For example, you can use analogue faders to directly control programmed DMX cues inside the LanBox-LCX. Or you can use Art-Net data to trigger cues that will start up to eight RS-232 controlled devices like the iPad. Or you can use the DMX input to send MIDI messages. Or everything at the same time of course. This is all done extremely reliable due to industrial grade hardware and firmware, and once programmed, it is done autonomously, without the use of a computer.


LanBox-LCX Features

The LanBox-LCX has a DMX in- and output. (A, see picture below). The DMX output has an output patcher and different curves and slopes can be assigned per channel. The output patcher connects the 512 DMX channels to the 3072 internal mixer channels. Also, all data received from for example the DMX input can be assigned to any one of the 3072 mixer channels. Using the abundant amount of internal channels, it is possible to use extensive programming. The MIDI ports (B) can both send and receive any type of Controller, Note and SysEx message where all these messages can be assigned to individual mixer channels and cues.

Also MIDI Time Code (MTC), SysEx and Midi Show Messages (MSX) can be used. The Ethernet port (C) can be used for both sending and receiving of data via UDP and Art-Net. Also this port can be used to fully control and program the LanBox via TCP (for example using Crestron of Max/MSP).

At the back side of the LanBox there are eight analogue inputs and eight digital outputs. Each input has an 10 bit (1024 steps) resolution. The inputs are mapped to the internal mixer channels, but these can also be used to -for example- control cue properties like transparancy or speed or trigger a cues based on the input value.

The digital outputs are also multipurpose.Every output can be used arbitrarily as a switch or as a RS-232 output. Each output can directly provide 20mA of current, but using the many +6VDC outputs also at the back of the LanBox the full power of the adapter (1000mA) can be used. One or more of the outputs can also be used to send RS-232 messages. Using this feature it is possible to control equipment like iPods, projectors and media players.


Accessories

Many accessories are available for the LanBox-LCX. The DIN-rail kit allows for mounting the LanBox-LCX to any DIN rail in two orientations. Also, the truss mount kit is avalailable. This kit consists of a truss mount hook for 50mm (2") including all safety accessories. If you want to control an iPod of iPad (with docking connectore) you can use the LanBox-LCX serial kit.


Shipping and warranties

All our products are shipped within The Netherlands using PostNL and worldwide using PostNL or Fedex Priority. The products are always in stock and will be shipped the same working day once we received payment. (if ordered before 16:00 GMT+1). The LanBox-LCX comes with a 4 year warranty.


Features

Networks

  • Distribute data using UDP or Art-Net
  • Broadcast data from inputs and outputs
  • Full control and programming using TCP/IP and UDP
  • Fully documented communication protocols for developing purposes

Compute

  • Complete stand alone operation
  • Store up to 999 cue lists with up to 99 cue steps
  • Run up to 31 independent sequences
  • Use cues to control DMX, digital outputs and MIDI
  • Cues can be controlled from analog inputs, DMX input, Ethernet, MIDI, MTC and NTP
  • Trigger events with extensive scripting possibilities

GPIO

  • 8 analogue inputs with 10bit resolution
  • 8 TTL compatible digital outputs
  • Use digital ports to send RS232 commands
  • Use analogue ports to connect buttons, dials and sensors

Show Control

  • Control playback with MIDI notes and controller messages
  • Use MIDI Time Code to trigger cues
  • Control and program using SysEx messages
  • Supports Midi Show Control
  • Send MIDI Data

Light control

  • 1x DMX out, USITT DMX512-A standard
  • 1x DMX in, USITT DMX512-A standard
  • Art-Net receiving and broadcasting
  • Patch in- and output using up to 3072 fully assignable mixer channels

Physical

  • Dimensions: 166 x 104 x 65 mm
  • Weight: 1,25kg
  • 0˚ - 40˚C operational temperature
  • 110VAC-240VAC, 50-60Hz poweradapter (US, UK or Schuko style), 6VDC output, CE, UL approved
  • Maximum powerconstumption 8VA
  • Complies to CE and FCC requirements