Digital LED solutions

Digital LED engines are used in dynamic LED installations. With a digital LED engine, each LED can be controlled individually. Because these LEDs can be controlled individually, 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 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.

MaNima Magnus Ports

LED mappers
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).

The interfaces of MaNima Technologies can be triggered in various ways, for example by digital or analog triggers, UDP commands, HMI touchscreen and Art-Net.

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.

Master-slave function
Setting up a master-slave connection makes it possible to record one scene over multiple MaNima interfaces simultaneously without delay. Then it is possible to synchronize an unlimited number of interfaces. 

For more information and advice about digital LED solutions, please contact us.