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F l ex i b i l i t y. S i m p l i c i t y. Innovation. e:cue lighting control develops state-ofthe-art control and automation solutions, and works with lighting professionals and partners around the world to deliver dynamic lighting experiences. An industry leader with an integrated software and hardware portfolio, e:cue provides reliable control solutions for any dynamic lighting project. e:cue, as part of “Traxon Technologies – An OSRAM Company”, is headquartered in Paderborn, Germany with offices in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. e:cue products and support are available through e:cue sales offices around the world, and through its extensive worldwide value-adding partner network. www.ecue.com
Software Lighting Application Suite........... 10 Engines Lighting Control Engine............. 18 Butler..................................... 22 Butler XT.................................. 24 e:node Wallmount..................... 26 User Terminals Glass Touch Series..................... 30 Interfaces Video Micro Converter............... 36
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Connect EIB/KNX......................... 38 Connect Base 3 & 8.................... 39 DMX2PWM 3 & 9 Channel............ 40 DMX2CC 6 & 12 Channel.............. 41 DMX2DALI ................................. 42 Excite+..................................... 43 Light-Drives Light-Drive Elite....................... 48 Accessories Glossary.................................. 56 Story of e:cue........................... 57 Contact.................................... 58 Imprint.................................... 60
Basic System Overview
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Setup ganize P r o g r aPlan m Create
e:cue software includes innovative and intuitive tools that allow the user to design simple to complex lighting shows, position lighting fixtures in a project plan, and configure e:cue and external devices in the control system, in addition to programming special lighting effects, video-to-light pixel mapping, visualization of the lighting installation, and special triggering and automation features.
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Create, Orchestrate, Design, Customize, Program, Organize, Plan, Outline, Setup
Lighting Application Suite The e:cue Lighting Application Suite (LAS) is a collection of software applications used to program the most creative lighting designs.
Features Innovation > Create stunning lighting sequences using the FX Engine Endless special lighting sequence possibilities and effects can be generated using the FX Engine. From simple color-changing chasers to complex, dynamic color patterns based on advanced mathematical calculations. > Program advanced and interactive auto mation or triggering With simple steps, users can program various automation and triggering features for their lighting installation creating interactive experiences for end-users, or to reflect specific events.
PDAs, panel PCs, laptops, and computers, to remotely control lighting shows. > E-mail notifications and status reports The e:cue software can send various notifications and status reports of the lighting installation via e-mail, typically sent to building management. > Intuitively arrange lighting fixtures in your project plan Using the Patchelor tool, users can easily map the lighting fixtures using a background picture of the project for intuitive planning. The file generated by this powerful tool is later used by the software lighting designer tool and visualizer tool. > Supports RDM protocol for bidirectional communication RDM’s (Remote Device Management) bidirectional communication feature allows configuration, status monitoring, and management of lighting fixtures with RDM capability.
> Program precision timing lighting scenes Precisely define transitions between cues, wait times and fade in/out times, to the millisecond for the perfect lighting show. > Configure 1:1 pixel mapping of video content Instantly map each video pixel to each LED node for video-to-lighting installations. > Preview lighting projects with a Visua lizer tool (Imagine) Preview your project using the built-in 2D visualizer or use the Imagine software tool to preview the lighting show in 3D. > Control lighting shows using an Internet browser An HTML-enabled web server offers browsers the possibility to trigger many functions available within the e:cue software package, thus enabling the use of devices with LAN or WLAN access, such as cell phones,
Visualizer Tool (Imagine)
> Select standard fixtures using the Fixture Library for easy setup Pick the fixtures and arrange them according to the project layout. The Fixture Library includes an extensive list of standard fixtures by major lighting manufacturers. For addition of new or custom fixtures, you can create your own fixture profile. > Organize and group fixture Cluster fixtures and individual LEDs for easier access and management of large lighting installations with several sections. Users can name fixture groups for better organization and ease of programming.
Simplicity > Use the Sequencer to compose shows with a visual timeline The intuitive timeline tool called the Sequencer makes building frame-synchronized lighting programs easy. The Sequencer displays video as single frames and audio data as a waveform, and can record manually evoked events.
> Use the same lighting desk features on a PC Familiar features used in lighting desks such as cues, cue lists, submasters, grandmasters, and faders make it easy for experienced programmers and lighting designers to learn e:cue software and use the same features on a PC. > Use the Color Picker for quick color selection Assign color to individual lighting nodes or groups using the Color Picker, a standard feature in all familiar graphic software applications.
> Create animations using Wizards Easily generate chasers, scrolling text, graphic animations, and map video content using software wizards. > Program time and date triggers Use specific date and time triggers to start lighting shows based on sunrise, sunset, specific holidays and other time-related triggers.
Glass Touch Setup
> Customize Glass Touch User Terminals Simply tailor the functionality of the touch sensitive keys and wheels of all Glass Touch User Terminals using a visual tool. Assign any function to the keys or wheel in only a few steps. Sequencer
Flexibility > Control large numbers of DMX/RDM channels Design lighting shows from simple installations with few fixtures to large lighting installations requiring control of up to 65,536 DMX/RDM channels, the equivalent of controlling up to 21,845 RGB color mixing nodes or 65,536 monochromatic light nodes (128 DMX Universes). Many lighting professionals worldwide have used e:cue products to control projects requiring maximum channel control, such as the YAS Hotel in Abu Dhabi or the New Year’s Eve Ball in New York City’s Times Square.
> Import video content Import video content of various formats and live video feed from external sources for spectacular LED matrix screens or curvilinear LED installations. > Use scripting language for advanced cus tom solutions Apart from the standard features provided by the e:cue software, advanced users can utilize the e:script scripting language, based on familiar programming language concepts, to create special functions for custom solutions and unlimited programming options.
> Integrate Input/Output signal for external triggering Allows integration of external control devices through various protocols to initiate various functions in the software. > Use two media players for simultaneous video/audio playback Use two media players to replay and transition between two video files simultaneously.
Macro scripting language
> Orchestrate sound-to-light using Audio DSP Create dynamic lighting sequences based on sound from music or other audio source.
Action Pad Use any touch screen monitor for user interaction LAS includes a special tool to easily design custom graphical User Interfaces featuring custom pictures, buttons and faders with various colors, shapes, and patterns.
Create various faders to adjust intensity, speed, or color
Use any touch screen monitor for user interaction.
Design buttons in different states and specify any function
Program multiple screen pages with various button functions
Include a Color Picker for quick color selection Use graphics such as logos to customize the user interface with an identity
Organize groups of buttons and faders for various lighting sections
The e:cue LAS Versions Standard Version: Free download at www.ecue.com. This is the most basic version of the LAS. Elements Version: Includes a licensed USB dongle and multimedia functions, such as a mediaplayer and an audio DSP. This version enables users to export light scenes to the e:cue Butler and Butler XT and allows integration of one external device via Midi, RS232, or SMPTE Timecode.
LCE Version: Pre-installed and available only with the Lighting Control Engine (LCE) Series. Enables integration of 99 external devices. Art-Net/ KiNET upgrades which enable output of ArtNet/KiNET protocols are only available with the LCE. Art-Net/KiNET upgrades can be expanded in steps of 8, 16, 32 or 64 universes. This feature enables simultaneous control of DMX/RDM fixtures and Art-Net/KiNET-driven fixtures.
Enterprise Version: Contains all functions of the Elements Version, including a licensed USB dongle, and allows integration of up to five external devices, Automation and Sunrise Timer, as well as output to one Art-Net/KiNET universe.
Integrated Media Players (AVI, MP3; etc.)
Number of possible connections to external devices (remote media player, RS232, Midi, 3D Visualizers like e:cue imagine, peer connections, Kiss Box, Moxa or WUT I/Os, Panasonic PJ Link, HTTP-Server)
Butler or Butler XT upload
Item Number Standard Version ....free at www.ecue.com Elements Version.......................160105 Enterprise Version......................160005 Art-Net/KiNET 8 Option Upgrade....160107 Art-Net/KiNET 16 Option Upgrade...160108 Art-Net/KiNET 32 Option Upgrade...160109 Art-Net/KiNET 64 Option Upgrade...160110 Art-Net/KiNET 128 Option Upgrade.160121
Software PROJECT: YAS Marina Hotel LEAD ARCHITECTS: Asymptote Architecture LIGHTING DESIGN: Arup Lighting LIGHTING CONTROL: e:cue lighting control GRID-SHELL LED LIGHTING: Enfis/Cooper Lighting LOCAL PARTNER: RDK International PHOTO CREDITS: Bjorn Moerman
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Engines generate, store, and output DMX/ RDM, and a variety of other standard protocols and signals, orchestrating communication between all devices and fixtures in lighting control systems. With advanced features including the capacity to handle demanding lighting projects with multi-signal scenarios, Engines, with their intelligence and modularity, are the best solution for any category or scale. Enginesâ€™ reliability ensures smooth, uninterrupted operation of permanent lighting installations.
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Control, Modularity, Reliability, Intelligence, Storage, Output, Powerful, Processing
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Lighting Control Engine Designed to control large and complex projects, the Lighting Control Engine (LCE) is a high-performance server with the e:cue software suite installed. A central control unit, this versatile lighting control server orchestrates all devices and fixtures within a project. With the ability to output DMX/RDM, e:net, and other protocols such as KiNET and Art-Net, and the capability to integrate various audio/video, external triggering, and other desired devices and content, the LCE is the ultimate solution for the most demanding projects. A built-in touch screen monitor housed on the front panel of the attractive, durable aluminum casing provides user interaction with custom graphic user interface designs. The LCE can be mounted in a 19” rack.
Key Features > Built-in touch screen for user control and monitoring Use the touch screen monitor for customized graphical User Interfaces (see Action Pad feature in software section), including pictures, buttons, and faders with various colors, shapes, and patterns. This screen can also be used for monitoring lighting installation parameters and status of various devices in a lighting control system. > Equipped with e:cue’s Lighting Appli cation Suite The LCE is pre-installed with the full e:cue software suite and a built-in license key, running Windows 7™ operating system to ensure compatibility and reliability. > Orchestrates all fixtures, devices, tech nologies and media As a central control unit, this versatile lighting control server synchronizes all e:cue and external devices as well as lighting fixtures within a project, including integration of various technologies and media content.
> Reliable uninterrupted operation The LCE is designed to work without interruption ensuring permanent installations run smoothly. It is used in many projects around the world where reliability is critical. Additional LCEs can be configured to back up the master LCE to run the complete installation in the event of failure. Both LCEs are synchronized; the backup LCE takes over from where the main LCE was interrupted. > Outputs a variety of Ethernet-based protocols Apart from directly outputting DMX, e:net, ArtNet/KiNET, the LCE can also communicate via RDM using the Butler XT as an interface. > Numerous triggering options Integrate various technologies and devices for triggering and external control via RS232, DMX, MIDI, Ethernet (UDP), SMPTE Timecode, and digital dry contact inputs. Furthermore, the lighting show file running on the LCE is also triggered via a real-time astronomical clock and an integrated web server for remote control via a web browser. > Integrate media content Easily integrate audio and video into your lighting project through audio/video files, or external media content via audio/video hardware devices. Use two media players to replay and transition between two video files. > Remotely control lighting show via LAN using a web browser The LCE, along with the e:cue software suite installed, features a Web server which allows remote access and control through a Local Area Connection (LAN). > Synchronize sound-to-light sequences Create dynamic lighting sequences based on sound from music or other audio source. The audio source can be an audio file or an external audio device. > Control up to 65,536 DMX channels One of these devices can control up to 65,536 DMX channels, equivalent to individual control
of 65,536 monochromatic light nodes or 21,845 RGB color mixing nodes. > E-mail notifications and status reports The LCE can be programmed to send various notifications and status reports of the lighting installation via e-mail, typically sent to building management. > Easily mountable in standard control rack Housed in a durable stainless steel case, the LCE can be mounted in a 19” rack. The rack mount adapters are included in the package.
504,5 x 487 x 132,4 mm / 19,86 x 19,17 x 5,21 inch 12 kg / 26.45 lbs
100-240V AC, 600W System Link: 2x e:net (RJ45 Ethernet) Input: DMX (XLR5-Pin), RS232 (DSub9), Midi, Dry Contacts (screw term.), S-video, Audio, SMPTE Timecode Output: 2x DMX (XLR5-Pin), 2x RS232 (SubD9), Midi, 1x DVI, audio, 1x HDMI Mounting in 19“ rack
Item Number Lighting Control Engine..... EN.LC.9000000 Art-Net/KiNET 8 Option Upgrade....160107 Art-Net/KiNET 16 Option Upgrade...160108 Art-Net/KiNET 32 Option Upgrade...160109 Art-Net/KiNET 64 Option Upgrade...160110 Art-Net/KiNET 128 Option Upgrade.160121
16 Digital dry contact inputs
e:net Art-Net USB KiNET
e:net Art-Net KiNET
S/PDIF Power In
Audio in/out SMPTE, Timecode in
MIDI Mouse/ Keyboard
Video In DVI
Connectivity Options: 2 x RS232 – Easy integration of third-party systems, such as residential and building automation systems. 16 digital dry contact inputs – Trigger lighting shows using external devices such as simple light switches or more advanced devices such as occupancy or light sensors. e:net (Ethernet) – Using e:net, this device communicates with other e:cue devices in the network. MIDI – Integrated MIDI controllers for input/output.
Butler The Butler is a DMX engine that can be used either in standalone mode to replay and loop previously uploaded lighting shows, programmed using a PC running the e:cue software suite, or as a DMX output device controlled by another e:cue Engine. One compact Butler controls up to 1024 DMX channels. The DMX channel control can be increased to 65,536 channels by clustering more Butlers.
71,5 x 24 x 85 mm / 2.79 x 0.94 x 3.34 inch
> Control up to 1024 DMX channels One small yet powerful Butler can control up to 1024 DMX channels (individual control of 1024 monochromatic light nodes or 340 RGB color mixing nodes).
0,19 kg / 0.44 lbs
> Easily upload lighting show files via Ethernet With an Ethernet connection users can easily upload the lighting show file created using e:cueâ€™s software suite.
System Link: e:net
> Reliable uninterrupted operation The Butler is designed to work without interruption ensuring permanent installations run smoothly. It is used in many projects around the world where reliability is critical.
> Scalable up to 65,536 channels Lighting projects demanding greater amounts of control channels are easily controlled by several Butlers, making them very scalable for further enlargement of existing installations. > Remote Control via IR receiver The IR Remote Control can be used to switch from one lighting sequence to another (99 lighting sequences in standalone mode).
12-24V AC/DC ext. PSU (Power Supply Unit) or PoE (Power over Ethernet)
Output: 2x DMX 512 (RJ45)
Optional mounting in 19â€œ Butler Garage
Item Number 1) Butler Bulk Edition.................160001 2) Butler..................................160003 Accessories: IR Remote Control......................160079 Butler Garage............................160052 IR-Extension Cable.....................160111
Engines PROJECT: LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau, Miami LIGHTING DESIGN: Focus Lighting PHOTO CREDITS: Simon Hare
Butler XT Similar to the Butler but with more connectivity options and RDM capability, the Butler XT is a DMX/RDM engine that can be used in standalone mode to replay and loop previously uploaded lighting shows, programmed using a PC running the e:cue software suite. The Butler XT is also used as a DMX/RDM device controlled by another e:cue Engine. In standalone mode, one DIN-rail mountable Butler XT controls up to 1024 DMX/RDM channels. The DMX/RDM channel control can be increased to 65,536 channels by clustering more Butlers XT. This Engine has many connectivity options used to control the lighting show running on the device. Connectivity options include direct connection to Glass Touch User Terminals, RS232, digital dry contact inputs, and e:cue protocols.
0,4 kg / 0.88 lbs 12-24V AC/DC e:bus requires: 24V DC / >= 1,3A
Key Features > Control up to 1024 DMX/RDM channels One small yet powerful Butler XT can control up to 1024 DMX/RDM channels (individual control of 1024 monochromatic light nodes or 340 RGB color mixing nodes).
> Easily upload lighting show files via Ethernet With an Ethernet connection users can easily upload the lighting show file created using e:cue’s software suite.
> Supports RDM protocol for bidirectional communication RDM’s (Remote Device Management) bidi rectional communication feature allows configuration, status monitoring, and ma nagement of lighting fixtures with RDM capability.
> Reliable uninterrupted operation The Butler XT is designed to work without interruption ensuring permanent installations run smoothly. It has been used in many projects around the world where reliability was critical.
> Internal real-time and astronomical clock Time-related triggers designed using the e:cue software suite also work when running on this device by using the Butler XT’s internal real-time and astronomical clock. This feature allows programming of lighting show triggers based on specific dates and taking into account daylight savings, and time of day, such as the start of dawn.
177 x 59,5 x 75,4 mm / 6.97 x 2.34 x 2.97 inch
> Scalable up to 65,536 channels Lighting projects demanding greater amounts of control channels are easily controlled by several Butler XTs, making them very scalable for further enlargement of existing installations. > Remote Control via IR receiver The IR Remote Control can be used to switch from one lighting sequence to another, adjusting speed and intensity as well as many other custom functions, to control the lighting show running on the Butler XT.
System Link: e:net (RJ45), e:bus (clamp terminals) Output: 2x DMX 512 (RJ45, clamp terminals) IR control Optional mounting in 19“ Butler XT Garage DIN Rail Mounting
Item Number Butler XT .................................160098 Accessories: IR-Extension Cable.....................160111 Butler XT Garage........................160174 IR Remote Control......................160079 Butler XT Accessory Pack ..............160162 (including power supply, network cable, RS232 to open wire adaptor, printed system manual, software CD)
e:bus Glass Touch RS232
Digital dry contact inputs
Connectivity Options: e:bus – Connect Glass Touch User Terminals and quickly program the functionality of each touch key or wheel. RS232 – Easy integration of third-party systems, such as residential or building automation. Eight digital dry contact inputs – Trigger lighting shows using external devices such as simple light switches or more advanced devices such as occupancy or light sensors. e:net (Ethernet) – Other e:cue devices can communicate with the Butler XT using e:cue’s proprietary protocols.
e:node Wallmount e:node is a DMX lighting controller with a button station for user interaction. It can be used in standalone mode to replay previously uploaded lighting shows, programmed using a PC running the e:cue software suite or as an interface from e:cueâ€™s e:net protocol to DMX512. One e:node controls up to 512 DMX channels, directly controlling DMXdriven lighting installations. e:node buttons can be programmed to perform specific functions, such as starting or stopping lighting shows, and adjusting color, intensity or speed. Apart from the buttons on the front side, pre-programmed shows can be triggered through eight digital dry contact inputs. As an interface between the e:net protocol and DMX512, the e:node can be used as part of a larger installation controlled by another e:cue Engine to control certain sections using the buttons on the device.
201 x 125 x 41 mm / 7.9 x 4.9 x 1.61 inch 0,66 kg / 1,456 lbs
9-24V AC, 500mA (12V), PoE System Link: e:net (RJ45), front connector Output: DMX 512 channels (screw terminal) IR control
> Control up to 512 DMX channels One e:node can control up to 512 DMX channels (individual control of 512 monochromatic light nodes, or 170 RGB color mixing nodes).
> LCD for user interaction An LCD screen on the front of the e:node displays user options and functions enabling direct interaction.
> Customize up to 17 buttons for show control Each button on the front side can be individually programmed to perform any function specified by the software.
> Internal real-time clock Time-related triggers programmed using the e:node buttons allow programming of lighting show triggers based on specific days of the week and time of day, using its internal real-time clock.
> Eight digital dry contact inputs Trigger lighting shows using external devices such as simple light switches or more advanced devices such as occupancy or light sensors.
> Remote Control via IR receiver The IR Remote Control can be used to switch from one lighting sequence to another and to adjust intensity.
On-wall mounting (optional)
Item Number e:node Wallmount.....................160009 Accessories: IR Remote Control......................160079 Plexi WM clear............................ 70042 Plexi WM frost............................ 70043 On-Wall mounting holder Grey......................................... 20016 Black........................................ 70026
Engines PROJECT: Louis Vuitton, Las Vegas ARCHITECT/FACADE DESIGNER: Javier De La Garza LED FIXTURE DESIGN & INSTALLATION: Lighting Science Group CONTENT DESIGN: Louis Vuitton Studio Graphique
Selection Interaction Simplification Interact. User Terminals bring personal lighting control to oneâ€™s fingertips. Sharply intuitive, pleasing to the eye, and triggered by touch, User Terminals combine intelligent, articulate control and sleek design into one sophisticated, fully customizable unit.
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Interaction, Selection, Triggering, Simplification, User control, Input, Remote control
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Glass Touch Series Glass Touches are a series of User Terminals featuring a sleek design with a glass surface as well as touch-sensitive keys and wheel for user interaction. Designed to work with the Butler XT via the e:bus protocol, the Glass Touch keys and wheel are easily customized using the e:cue software to perform any function according to project requirements.
Glass Touch T6: 80 x 80 x 11 mm / 3.15 x 3.15 x 0.43 inch Glass Touch T6R & T12: LxWxH
Pleasing to the eye, these devices are the perfect solution for user interaction and control in high-end lighting applications such as hospitality, architectural, healthcare, residential, and other projects. Glass Touches are wall mountable, and up to eight units can be connected to a single Butler XT for flexible installation.
80 x 160 x 11 mm / 3.15 x 6.3 x 0.43 inch Glass Touch T Wheel 160 x 80 x 11 mm / 6.3 x 3.15 x 0.43 inch Glass Touch T6: 0,11 kg / 0.22 lbs Glass Touch T6R, T12, T Wheel: 0,3 kg / 0.66 lbs 24V DC, 18-100mA (via e:bus) System Link: e:bus IR control In-wall mounting
Key Features > Sleek glass surface with modern, elegant design Flat, high-end glass finish and non-porous, easy to clean surface, blends smoothly into any environment. > Touch-sensitive keys and wheel Triggered by touch, the Glass Touch Series enhances the userâ€™s interactive experience. > Only two wires for power and data (e:bus) Using only two wires, the Glass Touch Series are connected to a Butler XT for power and data.
> Easy set-up and customization Using the e:cue software, all touch-sensitive keys and wheel can be easily customized to enable control of lighting sequences and the adjustment of intensity, speed and color. In control systems combined with an LCE, each touch key or wheel can be programmed to perform any function. > Wall mountable, flexible installation Up to eight Glass Touches can be connected, using free topology, to only one Butler XT for power and data. Glass Touches are easily mountable and fit to various wall mount standards.
T6 XT I Black..............................160206 T6 XT I White.............................160207 T6 System II Black.......................160202 T6 System II White......................160203 T6 System III Black......................160204 T6 System III White.....................160205 T6R XT I Black............................160210 T6R XT I White...........................160211 T12 XT I Black............................160214 T12 XT I White...........................160215 T12 System I Black......................160212 T12 System I White.....................160213 T Wheel System II Black................160220 T Wheel System II White...............160221 Accessories: IR Remote Control......................160079
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Choose Type of Glass Touch
Glass Touch T6
Choose Black or White
Glass Touch T6R
Glass Touch T12
Glass Touch T Wheel
Choose icon Print
GT T6 XT I Black..... 160206 White.... 160207
GT T6 System II Black..... 160202 White.... 160203
GT T6 System III Black..... 160204 White.... 160205
GT T6R XT I Black..... 160210 White.... 160211
GT T12 XT I Black..... 160214 White.... 160215
GT T12 System I Black..... 160212 White.... 160213
GT T Wheel System II Black............................160220 White......................... 1602211
Glass Touch System Example
Lighting Control Engine e:net
e:bus features: > Only two wires for power and data connection > Polarity-free wiring > Use any topology to connect up to eight Glass Touches with Butler XT > Bidirectional communication between Glass Touches and Butler XT
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hird-Party verters Integrate. Interfaces are intelligent translators which enable communication between non-native networks and e:cue’s network. Able to easily convert signals, Interfaces allow a wide variety of protocols and signals to efficiently integrate into an e:cue system. Furthermore, e:cue’s DMX LED Dimmers provide control of LEDs without built-in DMX drivers.
Translators Signals Third-Party
Converters, Signals, Protocols, Dimmers, Third-party, Interpreters, Translators
Video Micro Converter Video Micro Converter (VMC) is a compact device used to convert a DVI signal to DMX or e:pix* for LED control of large media screens. Specially designed to easily output video content on LED media installations, one VMC grabs video signals of up to 4096 pixels. For video lighting installations requiring more than 4096 pixels, multiple VMCs can be daisy-chained to convert the entire video via DVI signal. The VMC features very flexible pixel mapping capabilities for demanding LED installations ranging from a few hundred to one million pixels. There are two available versions of this device; VMC outputs DMX and e:pix, while the VMC DMX outputs only DMX. LxWxH
*e:pix is an e:cue protocol similar to DMX, for faster communication between the VMC and Traxon e:pix-capable LED media products.
155 x 120 x 45 mm / 6.1 x 4.7 x 1.8 inch 0,43 kg / 0.95 lbs
12-24V DC, 5W (ext. PSU)
System Link: e:net (RJ45 for setup) Input: DVI (female connector)
Key Features > Simple video-to-LED solution The VMC converts DVI signals to DMX or e:pix for LED control of large media screens. > Highly versatile pixel mapping capabilities The VMC features sophisticated pixel mapping capabilities, allowing flexible manipulation of each pixel displayed on a lighting installation. > Grabs and converts up to 4096 DVI pixels per VMC Each VMC grabs up to 4096 DVI pixels and converts them to DMX or e:pix, while a larger pixel count can be converted by daisy-chaining additional VMCs. Up to eight VMCs can be daisy-chained without the use of a DVI splitter.
> Internal active DVI signal booster Each VMC has an internal active DVI signal booster for repeating the DVI signal when multiple VMCs are clustered.
Output: max. 4096 ch. in DMX version (8 DMX universe) or max. 12288 ch. in e:pix version DVI (female connector) On-wall mounting
> Stored default image A default image file can be uploaded onto the VMC for display in the event of video input loss. This default image can include any image file, such as a company logo. > Arrange lighting fixture and set up VMCs using the e:cue software suite Specific layout of lighting fixtures in a project is done using the e:cue software (Patchelor). Custom matrix or curvilinear-shaped LED screens are mapped using the software for precise video lighting.
Optional mounting in 19â€œ VMC Garage
Item Number VMC DMX/e:pix...........................160185 VMC DMX (DMX only)....................160136 Accessories: VMC Garage ..............................160194
Interfaces PROJECT: Star Place, Taiwan, LIGHTING DESIGN: UNStudio and Arup Lighting, PHOTO CREDITS: Christian Richters
Connect EIB/KNX Used for integration into the e:cue system, Connect EIB/KNX allows interpretation of EIB/KNX protocol to e:cueâ€™s protocol (e:net). Connect EIB/KNX Interface converts triggers from EIB/KNX control systems to e:cue Engines for either large control installations using the e:cue LCE, or smaller projects to trigger a Butler or Butler XT in standalone mode. Examples of inputs received through these EIB-KNX control systems include various control parameters from simple button press to more sophisticated ones such as measurement of temperature, humidity, pressure, wind speed, and weather conditions.
144 x 90 x 68 mm / 5.66 x 3.54 x 2.44 inch 0,215 kg / 0.474 lbs
21-32V DC, 3W
System Link: e:net (RJ45)
> Easy integration of EIB/KNX within an e:cue control system
DIN Rail Mounting
> Control large or small installations trigÂ gering e:cue Engines such as LCE, Butler, and Butler XT > Integrate from simple sophisticated sensors
Item Number Connect EIB/KNX.........................160029
Connect Base 3 Connect Base 8 Connect Base 3 or 8 enables connection between e:cueâ€™s network and external devices through digital input and output relays. This interface is used to receive signals from a variety of applications throughout industries, such as standard lighting switches and other lighting control systems, automation systems, and occupancy and light sensors.
In addition to receiving signals from the devices mentioned, Connect Base 3 or 8 allows the e:cue system to switch specific external devices on or off. Connect Base comes with 3 or 8 empty card slots which allow for customization with input or output cards, or a mix of both.
1) 86 x 86 x 65 mm / 3.4 x 3.4 x 2.6 inch LxWxH
2) 172 x 86 x 65 mm / 6.8 x 3.4 x 2.6 inch 3) 17 x 86 mm / 0.7 x 3.4 inch 1) 0,8 kg / 1.76 lbs 2) 1,6 kg / 3.53 lbs
PoE (Power over Ethernet)
System Link: e:net (RJ45)
Input Card: 8 digital dry contact inputs, 12-48V DC
> Simple integration of digital dry contact inputs into an e:cue control system
Output Card:4 outputs (Relays, screw terminals)
> Incorporate external lighting control and automation systems
DIN Rail Mounting
> Integrate occupancy lights and other sensors > Connect Base comes with 3 or 8 empty card slots which allow for customization with input or output cards, or a mix of both > Powered via Ethernet
Item Number 1) Connect Base 3......................160084 2) Connect Base 8......................160088 3) Output Card DO4PR.................160090 Input Card DI8DC....................160089 Accessories: PoE Injector..............................160161
3) 0,3 kg / 0.66 lbs
DMX2PWM 3Ch DMX2PWM 9Ch DMX2PWM Dimmers are used to control low-voltage LED fixtures by a DMX controller. Using PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) technique, they are designed for use with constant voltage LEDs with a maximum output current of 2A per channel, or 2.5A for the three-channel version. DMX signal is also amplified through DMX2PWM Dimmers for convenient daisy-chaining in projects where one DMX input signal must be distributed among seveÂral of these devices.
DMX2PWM Dimmersâ€™ flexibility makes installations easy with auto and manual DMX addressing modes, and in the case of the nine-channel version, the option of using an RJ45 connector or loose wire for DMX connection. The reverse supply protection and self-resetting over-current protection ensure safety against possible damage due to incorrect wiring. The nine-channel version is conveniently mountable inside equipment racks using standard 35mm wide DIN rail.
1) 94 x 71,5 x 24 mm / 3.66 x 2.81 x 0.94 inch 2) 107 x 76 x 59 mm / 4.21 x 2.99 x 2.32 inch 1) 0,08 kg / 0.176 lbs 2) 0,23 kg / 0.5 lbs 12-48V DC (screw term.), 2A per Ch (9 Ch. version) / 2.5A per Ch (3 Ch. version)
Key Features > Control of constant voltage LED fixtures > Three or nine individually-controllable output channels via DMX
Input: DMX 512 (RJ45) Output: 3 or 9 output channels (screw terminals) DMX 512 (RJ45) for chaining multiple devices
> Reverse supply protection > Daisy-chaining to control multiple DMX and/or PWM driven LED fixtures > Amplification of DMX signal
Item Number DMX2PWM 3Ch Housing...............160125 DMX2PWM 9Ch DIN Rail................160126
DMX2CC 6Ch DMX2CC 12Ch Available in six-channel and twelve-channel versions, the DMX2CC enables DMX control of high power LEDs (1W and 3W) using a constant current dimming method, ensuring flicker-free and smooth dimming especially for environments such as television studios. A DMX out port repeats and amplifies the DMX signal for convenient daisy-chaining in projects where one DMX input signal must be distributed among several of these devices. Additionally, a self-diagnostic test function prevents damage to the unit and LEDs caused by incorrect wiring, open or short circuit, and overheating. DMX2CC is easily set up with auto and manual DMX addressing modes, and conveniently mountable inside equipment racks using standardized 35mm wide DIN rail.
1) 142 x 75,4 x 58,5 mm / 5.59 x 2.97 x 2.3 inch 2) 272 X 75,4 X 58,5 mm / 10.71 x 2.97 x 2.3 inch 1) 0,41 kg / 0.91 lbs 2) 0,75 kg / 1.65 lbs
Input: DMX512 (RJ45) Output: 6 or 12 output channels (screw terminals) DMX512 (RJ45) for chaining multiple devices
DIN Rail Mounting
> Smooth, flicker-free dimming > Pre-selectable 50mA to 700mA
> DMX out port to repeat and amplify the DMX signal > Self-diagnostic test function > DMX auto/manual addressing > DIN rail mounting
Item Number 1) DMX2CC 6Ch 350/700mA ....IN.CC.7320000 2) DMX2CC 12Ch 350/700mA...IN.CC.7340000 Accessories: PSU DMX2CC 120W/48V.......................AC.IN.0120000 240W/48V.......................AC.IN.0240000 480W/48V.......................AC.IN.0480000
24-48V DC, max. 4,5 A
DMX2DALI A flexible converter from DMX signal to DALI/DSI, DMX2DALI is a simple solution for controlling electrical DALI/DSI ballasts and dimmers using a DMX controller. DMX2DALI’s flexibility makes installations easy by using auto and manual DMX addressing modes, and the option of using an RJ45 connector or loose wire for DMX connection. Six addressable consecutive DMX channels control six DALI outputs. Each output supports up to 16 DALI/DSI ballasts or dimmers (broadcast mode), while one DMX2DALI supports up to 96 electrical DALI/DSI ballasts and dimmers, typically used for control of fluorescent lighting.
107 x 76 x 59 mm 4.21 x 3 x 2.32 inch 0,3 kg / 0.66 lbs
Input: DMX 512 (spring terminal clamps, RJ45)
Key Features > Control DALI/DSI-driven fixtures using DMX > Auto and manual DMX addressing modes > Six individually-addressable DALI/DSI out puts for control of up to 96 electrical ballasts (broadcast mode). > DMX connection using RJ45 or loose wire
Output: DALI/DSI, DMX 512 for chaining multiple devices (spring terminal clamps, RJ45) DIN Rail Mounting
Item Number DMX2DALI....................... IN.DA.2400000
70 x 20 x 2 mm / 2.75 x 0.78 x 8.73 inch 0,21 kg / 0.44 lbs
System Link: USB Input: DMX 512 (XLR 5-Pin, with Gender Changer)
Output: DMX512 (XLR 5-Pin)
> Directly output 512 DMX channels from any PC > Integrate external DMX controllers or devices > Run up to eight devices on one computer
Item Number Exite+ .....................................160103 incl. gender changer
Excite+ allows direct output of up to 512 DMX channels from any PC running the e:cue software suite, using a USB connection. Alternatively, Excite+ can also be used to input DMX signals into the e:cue software suite for integration of external DMX controllers or devices. Up to eight of these devices can run on one computer, outputting a total of 4096 DMX channels.
Interfaces Connectivity DVI Interfaces
Video Micro Converter
DMX or e:pix
e:net Interfaces Connect Base 3 & 8
DMX Interfaces DMX2PWM 3 & 9 Channel Dimmer
DMX2CC 6 & 12 Channel Dimmer
Constant Current Dimming
Interfaces PROJECT: Siemens Medical Lighting System REALIZED BY: Siemens AG, LightLife GmbH, Asklepios, MSR-Röntgentechnik PHOTO CREDITS: Frank A. Rümmele
Intended for dynamic lighting control by users with any level of skill, Light-Drives are standalone DMX controllers with an intuitive user interface. Elegantly designed and triggered by touch, Light-Drives provide straightforward selection of color, intensity, speed, and memory.
P l u g & P l a y
Plug&Play, Intuitive, Interactive, Direct, Dynamic, Simple, Standalone
Light-Drive Elite Light-Drive Elite is a wall-mounted standalone DMX controller and interactive user interface for dynamic lighting. End-users can easily setup color-changing effects and control lighting directly using the device. The user interface features touch-sensitive keys and wheel with color LEDs for intuitive selection of colors and adjustment of intensity and speed. Memory function allows end-users to define four colors for color-changing effects. It can be easily connected to LED RGB fixtures through an RJ45 connection for power and data. Light-Drive Elite’s glassy finish is designed for an elegant appearance as well as easy maintenance.
Key Features > User-friendly standalone DMX controller Standalone DMX controller and user interface does not require software programming. > Sleek glass surface with modern, elegant design The flat, high-end glass finish and non-porous, easy to clean surface, blends smoothly into any environment. > Touch-sensitive keys and wheel Triggered by touch, the Glass Touch Series enhances the user‘s interactive experience. > Simple set-up With no software required, the device is easily connected to fixtures via an RJ45 connection for power and data, and directly outputs DMX.
160 x 80 x 11 mm / 6.3 x 3.15 x 0 x 43 inch 0,3 kg / 0.66 lbs
> Protocol flexibility This device is also compatible with fixtures driven by PWM or DALI, when using e:cue’s DMX2PWM, DMX2CC and DMX2DALI Interfaces.
24V DC, 100mA, via RJ45
> Wall mountable Wall mounting bracket included for ease of installation and use.
Output: DMX 512 ch. (RJ45)
> Optional to remote control Used with Light-Drive Elite’s IR receiver, an optional remote control device is available. Item Number Light-Drive Elite Black.................160216 Light-Drive Elite White................160217 Accessories: IR Remote Control......................160079
Light-Drives Light-Drives 49
user terminals 51
Faderunit Through a USB connection to an LCE or any PC, the Faderunit is a lighting control console that works with the e:cue software suite for real-time show control with buttons, jog dials and faders. Item Number Faderunit.................................160004
DMX Booster The DMX Booster is used to split a DMX signal in two separate outputs, using an RJ45 connector, and at the same time reboosting the signal for longer cable runs. The device can also readdress specific DMX channels according to project needs. (Uses TX Connect. See Glossary.)
Item Number DMX Booster..............................160046
19” Rack Mount Garages Butler Garage is used to house and power up to 12 Butlers for neat arrangement and wiring, and designed to be mounted on a 19”rack. VMC Garage is used to house and power up to three VMCs for neat arrangement and wiring, and designed to be mounted on a 19”rack.
Butler XT Garage is used to house and power up to two Butler XT for neat arrangement and wiring, and designed to be mounted on a 19”rack.
1) Butler Garage........................160052 2) VMC Garage...........................160194 Butler XT Garage........................160174
PROJECT: New Years Eve Ball, New York, COPYRIGHT: Countdown Entertainment, Jeffrey Straus, LIGHTING DESIGN: Focus Lighting
IR Remote Control IR Remote Control is used for end-users to remotely control lighting shows running on e:cue Engines, or directly control e:cue User Terminals and Light-Drive functionalities.
Item Number IR Remote Control......................160079
IR Extension IR Extension is a used to extend the IR receiver of the Butler and the Butler XT for remote control.
Item Number IR Extension..............................160111
PoE Injector PoE Injector is used to supply DC power through an Ethernet network.
Item Number PoE Injector..............................160161
Touchscreen Touchscreens combined with the Action Pad tool of the e:cue software provide a customizable user interface for lighting control using your fingertips. Item Number Intellitouch 15â€œ ........................160040 Intellitouch 17â€œ ........................160042 (pictures may vary)
Network Switches Recommended network switches are used for connecting e:cue devices in a network via Ethernet (e:net).
Item Number 8 Port Switch . ..........................160048 24 Port Switch...........................160053 48 Port Switch ..........................160070 24 Port Switch, PoE 12 port..........160131 4+1 Port PoE DIN Rail Switch.........160156 (pictures may vary)
Power Supply for DMX2CC DIN Rail mountable PSUs for use together with DMX2CC devices. Item Number
PSU DMX2CC 120W/48V.......................AC.IN.0120000 240W/48V.......................AC.IN.0240000 480W/48V.......................AC.IN.0480000 (pictures may vary)
Glossary Art-Net™ A proprietary protocol developed by Artistic License. Audio DSP (Digital Sound Processing) Representation of audio signals to digital signals for processing. Cue One static lighting scene saved in the e:cue lighting design software. This concept is based on professional lighting control consoles. Cuelist A set of consecutive cues forming one dynamic lighting sequence. DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) A digital protocol used in lighting control, typically for electrical ballasts and dimmers, and commonly used to control fluorescent lighting. Digital dry contact inputs Also known as “dry contact closures”, or simply “dry contacts”, are input and output switches used to integrate external devices, such as occupancy and motion sensors, various buttons, regular light switches, and other building control devices. DMX/DMX512 (Digital Multiplex) A standard communication protocol typically used in stage lighting, and increasing in use in architectural lighting, for communication between controllers and lighting fixtures.
DMX Universe The equivalent of 512 DMX channels. DSI (Digital Signal Interface) A protocol used for lighting control in buildings. e:bus A special e:cue protocol used to communicate between the Glass Touch Series and the Butler XT, for system integration. The e:bus protocol functions using only two wires for power and data using any network topology. e:net An Ethernet-based e:cue protocol used as the backbone communication standard between most e:cue Engines and Interfaces. e:pix An e:cue protocol similar to DMX, for faster communication between the VMC and Traxon Technologies e:pix-capable LED media products. EIB (European Installation Bus)/KNX EIB, presently succeeded by KNX, is a standard communication protocol for building automation. KiNET ™ A proprietary protocol developed by Color Kinetics.
PoE (Power over Ethernet) Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology describes a system to safely pass electrical power, along with data, on Ethernet cabling (cat 5 or higher). Power can come from a power supply within a PoE-enabled networking device such as an Ethernet switch or from a device built for “injecting” power onto the Ethernet cabling PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) A dimming technique made possible through constant voltage and turning the LEDs on and off at varying high frequencies, at which the human eye cannot detect any flickering. RDM (Remote Device Management) A protocol based on DMX512 with bi-directional communication capability between a lighting controller and RDM-capable lighting fixtures or devices. RS232 A standard for communication between devices in a control system, which allows interfacing with various external lighting control devices, as well as residential and building automation systems. TX Connect™ A connector system across Traxon products combining both power and data in a single cable.
Story of e:cue e:cue lighting control was established in 2001 by Philipp van Beeck and Dirk Beiner, as a research, design, and development company specializing in PC-based lighting control for the entertainment and architectural lighting industries. A young company whose initial distribution was handled solely by LightLife GmbH of Cologne, Germany, e:cue propelled itself into the market, participating in international shows such as Professional Lighting and Sound Association (PLASA) and WLF, and added its first sales partners in Austria and Japan in 2002 and 2003. In the same years, e:cue launched its e:series devices, and introduced e:net, e:cue’s own protocol, the backbone of its control system. By the end of 2005, e:cue had developed its first LED driver model, and made a significant introduction to the industry with its launch of the Butler and Smart series, products which remains essential in most lighting control systems. The company continued to grow an international presence with involvement in projects such as Galeria Seoul, South Korea, for which e:cue designed a custom system to control over 16,000 DMX universes, engaging complete transformation of the building’s skin. This project marked a milestone, elevating e:cue to a new level of involvement amongst the world’s largest and most complex LED projects.
e:cue continued to gain a global business presence, expanding its sales network to 19 countries, and in 2006, made several new additions. Jan Julius Miebach joined the team as Managing Director, while a headquarters office opened in Paderborn, Germany. Additionally, the company released news of a new shareholder, Traxon Technologies, Hong Kong, to whom e:cue was introduced one year prior during the international Light+Building conference. This new relationship led to the development of a combined Traxon/e:cue Research and Development Center in Paderborn, and the first e:cue office in the United States, located in New York, NY, in 2007.
e:cue continues to strengthen its position as a pioneer and industry leader on the cutting edge of product development, while broadening its global network and assuming major roles in dynamic lighting projects, worldwide, while focusing on its core values of flexibility, simplicity and innovation. www.ecue.com www.traxontechnologies.com
In 2008, after realizing the potential of their combined strengths, Traxon Technologies and e:cue lighting control joined together to form one global entity, with two brands, offering customers full turnkey LED systems and solutions, including a dedicated control product portfolio. Together, they proceeded to launch ten new architectural control products within the year, and in March 2009, market position was strengthened once again, as Traxon and e:cue entered into a joint venture partnership with OSRAM, part of the Siemens Group. This joint venture combined experience, innovation, and expertise, synergizing with OSRAM’s global presence.
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Imprint Product Catalogue 2010 ÂŠ e:cue control GmbH Im DĂśrener Feld 11 33100 Paderborn Germany An OSRAM Company www.ecue.com | www.traxontechnologies.com Print: Rotaplan Offset Kammann Druck GmbH 93057 Regensburg www.rotaplan.de Design & Layout: Nadine Topp, Petra Hoffmann Authors: Rhedon Begolli, Sarah Prange Product Images: Von Uslar Foto Design, Nadine Topp, Natalie Bothur Technical data subject to change without notice. Actual product appearance may vary. All rights reserved. e:cue would like to thank all partners who provided us with permission to use the images presented in this catalogue.