The SnakeSys R8 is an eight universe Ethernet to DMX convertor in a 1U rack. It support eight DMX512 ports that are fully configurable as either inputs or outputs. It also features dual Neutrik Ethercon network ports.
The SnakeSys R8 is designed to be used on shows where large numbers of universes are in use and there is a need to convert to and from DMX. It provides the ability to easily switch between different Ethernet or DMX sources.
The SnakeSys R8 uses a simple but powerful Ethernet to DMX engine, based on a custom designed FPGA hardware logic. This ensures maximum performance and reliability - it is truly designed from the ground up for the task. It avoids the complexity and unreliability of other designs based around PC hardware or microprocessor boards. DMX processing is carried out within the FPGA logic.
The SnakeSys R8 can be configured over the network from MagicQ via the ChamNet protocol.
The SnakeSys R8 supports in-built standard configurations, including: