Digital LED solutions
Digital LED engines make it possible to process more detail and dynamics in LED installations. With a digital LED engine, each LED can be controlled individually. Using this it is easy to create dynamic effects.
Digital LED engines
There are many digital LED engines and in various versions, such as pixel controlled (1 channel = 1 color on 1 LED) or segment controlled (1 channel = 1 color on multiple LEDs). The advantage of segment controlled is that it saves Art-Net channels, in exchange for less detail. The choice of the technical properties of a digital LED engine, such as protocol, lumen output, IP value, etc., is determined on the basis of the application.
Digital LED engines can be controlled with the MaNima Magnus. The Magnus directly translates ArtNet into 50 different SPI protocols. The MaNima Magnus is equipped with 6 SPI outputs and makes it possible to use multiple SPI protocols with one interface. For example, SPI port 1 can have TM1914A as set protocol and SPI port 2 can have GS8208. This offers flexibility and is more economical because an additional interface does not need to be installed for each protocol.
With Art-Net or sACN it is possible to record scenes with the MaNima Magnus. The MaNima Magnus records these scenes using the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) principle. With this function, no ArtNet server is required and an installation can function completely autonomously.
Interfaces can be connected to each other by means of the master-slave function. Then it is possible to synchronize an unlimited number of interfaces. These interfaces can record and play back in sync, so recording/playback always starts at exactly the same time and there are no distorted images.
The interfaces of MaNima Technologies can be triggered in various ways, for example by digital or analog triggers, UDP commands, the HMI touchscreen and Art-Net.
Digital LED interfaces use so-called 'patches'. Patches are layouts of digital LED engines in a pixel control/LED mapping program (such as Madrix, ELM, Resolume, Lightjam). Our engineers can make LED patches for your installation.
For more information about digital LED solutions, please contact us.