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The ETC Net3 N34G-4B Four-Port Gateway Chassis provides the basis for a data node for distribution of DMX information throughout lighting and computer systems using bidirectional Ethernet communication. This listing is for the Gateway Chassis only. The power supply is purchased separately (BH# ETPS406F).
There are no DMX modules in this unit. Up to 4 modules can be installed by the user in whatever combination is required to suit a particular venue or event: DMX in, DMX out, DMX RJ45 or terminal strip.
The Gateway is a configurable gate for essential DMX, sACN and Remote Device Management data to be distributed throughout your entire network, ensuring not just basic control of your lights, but also peace of mind that all components are functioning as designed. RDM is a protocol enhancement to DMX512 that allows bi-directional communication between a lighting or system controller and attached RDM compliant devices over a standard DMX line. This protocol will allow configuration, status monitoring, and management of these devices in such a way that does not disturb the normal operation of standard DMX512 devices that do not recognize the RDM protocol. The Gateway is capable of handling up to 2048 channels of data in combination, input and output, when four modules are installed. The unit's LCD readout provides information on DMX port, RDM and network configurations.
The Gateway is fabricated from 16-gauge cold-rolled steel and is finished in fine-texture, scratch resistant black powder coat.
Supports Net3/ACN - ANSI E1.31 and E1.17
Supports RDM - ANSI E1.20
USITT DMX512 and ANSI E1.11 DMX512-A compliant
Compliant with IEEE 802.3i for 10BASE-T, 802.3u for 100BASE-TX and 802.3af for Power over Ethernet
Advanced Input Patch (AIP) allows any incoming address to be associated with any sACN address
Flexible Output Patch (FOP) allows a 512 address universe to begin at any output address
Support for per-address or per-universe level priority
Net3 Mode configuration provided by Gateway Configuration Editor (GCE) or directly from ACN
- Supports up to 512 DMX addresses per port
- Supports up to 63,999 Streaming ACN universes
Up to 2048 channels of data input and output in combination
DMX data input or output configurable by user
Multiple outputs of a single DMX universe from a single gateway using a DMX splitter
Supports discrete DMX universe outputs per port
Multiple sources may be combined to the network with each source or address allowed an independent priority
Individual port start address
User configurable labeling
Backlit LCD Display for Gateway identification, Network configuration, DMX port configuration, DMX port status, RDM Configuration
Menu Button for backlight/paging control
Reset button for hard reset or forced reboot
Front Panel RJ45 for connection to lighting network
Front and rear Power and data indicators:
- Blue power indicators
- Green network activity indicator
In the Box
ETC Net3 N34G-4B Four-Port Gateway Chassis
Limited 2-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
IEEE802.3af Power over Ethernet
8-28 VDC external power supply (not included)
Maximum power consumption < 5 watts
1 x RJ45 DMX connector
1 x Terminal strip connector
Fully optically-isolated input from the gateway electronics
Integrated DMX/RDM termination
Ambient operating temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Operating humidity: 5-95% non-condensing
CE compliant and ETL listed
Maximum delay time from input to output < 22mS
Selectable DMX refresh rate with a maximum > 40 Hz