C-Dots provide for a significant increase in design freedom and flexibility. Since the dots are not bound to a fixed grid, it’s possible to work with totally new forms and structures. The Intelligence C20 is used as a DMX converter and dimmer for the C-Dot.
Each Dot is individually color-fabricated so more precise shades of white and pastels can be achieved. What’s more, the LED Dots are dimmable making them more camera-friendly. Thanks to the Smart Link Technology, elaborate addressing of the individual dots is eliminated.
The Intelligence C20, which is required to control the Dots, belongs to Generation 3. In addition to DMX, it can also read the Dynamic-Pixel-Bus (DPB) protocol. By using the DPB more Intelligences, and therefore more dots per output of a system power supply, are possible – up to 3, 072 channels. A variable transmission rate enables the best, customized balance of channel count, frame and error rate. When video signals are used, a system wide synchronization prevents any image distortion and the system speed can therefore easily reach the 60fps update rate. Switching between DMX and DPB is possible at all times without any disruption.
The firmware can be updated from a central point via the network with the System Power Supply 4E, which also means that future standards or developments can be supported. Each Intelligence sends status information such as temperature, data error rate, input voltage or LED defects back to the control system. This enables problem-free remote diagnosis.
Power is drawn from the System Power Supply 4E or the Sys One – or via an appropriate power supply for smaller installations. Pixel-accurate control of the C-Dots can be achieved with lighting boards, media servers or with our Pixel-Gate video converter via the Ethernet interface of the System Power Supply 4E.