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Wednesday, September 20 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
You’ve got a friend in DMX

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Today’s designers go big. They design multi-zoned, multi-layered, multi-colored lighting systems that deliver multiple scenes adhering to multiple regulations over multiple hours. And yet they’re still frightened by Digital Multiplex. This session aims to dispel the myths, misconceptions, and mistaken ideas around DMX, while providing a solid basis of what DMX can do and is capable of.

Myth: DMX is complicated.
Fact: Systems are complicated. They have to be to adhere to numerous codes and fit the design brief. We’ll show just how simple DMX is, how one standard can solve a multitude of different requirements, and how its strength as a standard means it responds the same around the world. Program it anywhere, it will work everywhere, from California to Kuala Lumpur.

Myth: DMX is only for vanity or “artistic” projects.
Fact: Clients wouldn’t be happy with fluorescent lights that only turn off and on. Why would you? We’ll show how DMX opens the door to smooth dimming curves along the entire circuit, precise temperature tuning, and extensive/expansive/??? color mixing.

Myth: DMX will give my EC fits.
Fact: DMX simplifies installations by allowing for longer circuit runs than PoE while leveraging network infrastructure to expand across a site. Addressable fixtures make trouble-shooting an install easier. And DMX’s longevity and clear standards means there is a large community of programmers to install.

Covering these topics and more this session will help people stop being limited by what they think DMX is and understand how it can help

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Dave Young

Western Architectural Regional Manager, ETC
Dave Young is the Western Architectural Regional Manager for ETC. He holds a BA in Theatrical Design from Alma College and an MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining ETC in 2015, he worked as an architectural lighting designer at Visual Terrain and... Read More →

Wednesday September 20, 2023 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
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