Martin Professional has released two DMX splitters for data transmission and protection of DMX controllers and devices.

The DMX 5.3 Splitter and RDM 5.5 Splitter will maintain proper data over long runs or several runs of DMX signal, with the RDM 5.5 Splitter also capable of handling RDM data.

The Martin Splitters help to rectify disruptions in the DMX signal caused by bad cables or bad connections by splitting the DMX or DMX/RDM data link into five separate branches while boosting weak DMX signal to its original output level before it becomes too low to be read by DMX devices. Through fully individual isolated input and five outputs, the Martin Splitters will protect any DMX controller and DMX fixture against voltage surge on the data line.

Ground loops are common in complex lighting set-ups and such problems can create errors in the DMX data. The Martin Splitters will help to prevent such situations. Another common issue with DMX communication is reflection caused by long lines, too many connections, or too many devices on the same line. The Martin Splitters prevent such reflection by dividing the load over several outputs, therefore making shorter lines with less connections and devices. If an error is detected on the DMX line, the Splitter will illuminate an error LED.

Both Splitters are easily rack, truss or wall mountable and rigging is easy using a standard G-Clamp. A universal power supply guarantees worldwide usage.

The Martin RDM 5.5 Splitter can be used with any controller or DMX/RDM device by also allowing for transmission of RDM data either way on the DMX line (most DMX splitters will not allow such data traffic to be processed). A built-in microprocessor manages the RDM information efficiently by avoiding data collisions and reducing discovery time of RDM devices on the link. In and Out PowerCon connectors make for easy daisy-chaining.


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