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DMX LightShow - Supported Interfaces

DMX LightShow is a family of programs designed to controller lighting and other DMX devices in theatres, clubs. The software family contains offerings for both the large and small user with prices to suit.
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Supported Interfaces

The following DMX interfaces are supported by the DMX LightShow software modules.


The interface has the following key features.

  • USB Bus powered
  • DMX lines galvanically opto-isolated from the USB bus
  • DMX lines over voltage protected, and current limited
  • Simultaneously send and receive up to 512 channels
  • Minimal host computer resource needed
  • Firmware up-datable over USB
  • High quality resilient line drivers
  • Heavy duty powder coated steel case
  • Affordable and easy to build
  • Compatable with all major O/S

For more information or to order a unit please visit  http://www.usbdmx.com/


The ENTTEC DMX USB PRO interface has similar features to the USB DMX interface:

  • Micro processor enabled
  • 1500 V full isolation (data & power lines to protect your computer from surges)
  • 1 Input & 1 Output connector (there is only one DMX port though)
  • RDM enabled
  • Supports Various 3rd party Controllers/VJs/Tools
  • Internal frame buffering
  • Drivers for Windows, OSX and Linux
  • Universe & user config EEPROM
  • Refresh Rate configurable from 1 to 40Hz with a full 512 channel frame
  • Break configurable from 96uS to 1.3mS
  • MaB configurable from 10.6uS to 1.3mS
  • Upgradeable firmware

For more information or to order a unit please visit ENTTEC. Units can also be ordered from Thomann

OpenDMX Interfaces OpenDMX interfaces such as the one from ENTTEC are now supported. These use the computer to continuously send DMX data out unlike the more expensive interface in which the DMX transmission is done in the hardware.
Velleman A budget USB DMX controller which can be purchased as a self-build kit or pre-built unit.

Pre-built kit (VM116) available from
Rapid Electronics Ltd
Quasar Electronics

Self-build kit (K8062) available from
Quasar Electronics

The Velleman device does not perform well for a large DMX universe, but is ideal for small installations.

If you manufacture DMX controllers for PC (USB, PCI card or other) and would like SwiftTec to add support for your controller please contact us for more information.

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