DMX512, short for Digital Multiplex 512, is the protocol which digitally managing up to 512 channels via a single data cable. A group of 512 channels is referred to as a Universe.

In the DMX512 framework, each channel comprises a range of 256 steps (0-255), which are allocated to various attributes in lighting fixtures. These attributes encompass a broad spectrum, including colors like red, green, and blue, as well as attributes such as intensity, and pan/tilt positioning. Your lighting fixtures will need to be addressed to a channel or group of channels.

There are some limitations when it comes to using DMX, though some of these can be overcome by using DMX Splitters.

For advice on setting up your installation, please see our guide.