Interfaces

8 universe Ethernet to DMX convertor in a 1U rack

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.

  • Universal Ethernet to DMX interface
  • Eight DMX512 ports, configurable as outputs or inputs
  • Dual Ethernet ports
  • Art-Net and ACN streaming DMX support
  • Can be used with any Art-Net or ACN compliant console
  • LCD display with multi-switch selection
  • ChamNet remote configuration
  • Stand alone DMX buffer mode
  • RDM capability (subject to firmware development)

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:

  • All Art-Net Output (Art-Net 0-7)
  • All Art-Net Input (Art-Net 0-7)
  • All ACN Output (Universe 1-8)
  • All ACN Input (Universe 1-8)



  • Universal Ethernet to DMX interface
  • Eight DMX512 ports, configurable as outputs or inputs
  • Dual Ethernet ports
  • Art-Net and ACN streaming DMX support
  • Can be used with any Art-Net or ACN compliant console
  • LCD display with multi-switch selection
  • ChamNet remote configuration
  • Stand alone DMX buffer mode
  • RDM capability (subject to firmware development)
  • Network ports: 2
    DMX ports: 8 
    Power input: 90 to 250 VAC
    Width: 480mm
    Depth: 121mm
    Height: 44mm
    Weight: 1.8kg

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