DMX Control: Integrating DMX Into Your System Design


DMX is not just for theatres anymore! From colorful dynamic exterior facades to tuneable white solutions, DMX is becoming a standard control protocol in Architectural projects. This 1 hour class will provide a brief history of the DMX controls signal and its growth out of the entertainment industry into commercial architectural lighting environments, including: convention centers, hotels, sports arenas, bridges, and building facades. We will examine case studies to better understand DMX’s uses and limitations. Further, we will discuss the integration of DMX into systems that also contain other sources of control, such as: 0-10V, DALI, line voltage dimming or relay control; and how DMX gear can easily handle UL924 emergency egress requirements.

Following this class, there will be an informal Q&A session as well as a tour of Live Technologies. Live Technologies provides system design, integration, and support services for many permanent DMX installations.


Date and Time:
April 18th.
11AM-12PM:  IES Board Meeting
12PM-1PM:  Class Session
1PM-2:30:  Q&A Session and Tour of Live Technologies

Live Technologies
3445 Millennium Court
Columbus, OH 43219

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Presented by: Dan Boggess, Cross Light


Dan Boggess holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio and a Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University.  Dan is a member of the Columbus IES and is currently the Membership Chair.  Dan worked for 15 years at ETC, holding positions in technical support and managing field service and technical training.  He is based in Columbus and works as a manufacturers’ representative.  Dan has worked on the controls design for many venues, including: the Ohio Statehouse, and multiple professional and collegiate sports venues, including:  MLB and NFL parks, and multiple NHL arenas.