The popular grandMA2 console has introduced MA 2Port Nodes for Gigabit networks, which have been optimized for touring and installations with a rugged steel housing designed to withstand harsh conditions. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor for MA in North America.
The grandMA2 is already known for its lighting network stability. Its 1 Gigabit MA 4Port and 8Port Nodes are ideal for networks that require large quantities of frame-synchronous DMX to be distributed.
Now, a matching 1 Gigabit 2Port Node range is making its debut. It fits perfectly into the system and ensures maximum performance via the MA-Net2 protocol.
"MA Lighting has expanded capabilities for networks of all sizes improving performance across the customer base," says Ben Saltzman at A.C.T Lighting. "The small but powerful new MA 2Port Node series is the kind of key upgrade we have come to expect from MA Lighting."
MA 2Port Nodes are available with and without control parameters and are fully configurable from the grandMA2 consoles or from grandMA2 onPC software. Each DMX port can be individually configured as DMX in or DMX out for maximum flexibility.
The MA 2Port Nodes are available in 1,024- and 2,048-parameter versions for stand-alone use or combined with the MA onPC command wing and MA onPC fader wing for parameter expansion.
"With today's fast-reacting technology, it's nice to know that the MA-Net frame synchronous DMX output will ensure that everything responds simultaneously regardless the size of the network," says Will Murphy, director of software support and development at A.C.T Lighting.
"Thanks to seamless integration with the MA2 software it's great to trust the versatility of the nodes to allow quick changes and make troubleshooting a breeze."
The robust MA 2Port Nodes feature a front panel with a 2-inch color screen and current-status LEDs. The mains switch and all connectors are located on the rear.
A range of accessories is available to facilitate front or rear connections and all rack mounting and truss rigging combinations. Later this year specific 2/4Port Node Power over Ethernet installation versions are expected to be available.