The DMX Director

The DMX Director is currently under development. It is a USB DMX dongle that is capable of producing 4 DMX universes. It is also capable of bidirectional communications via it’s 4 RS-485 interfaces. The DMX Director is designed for high I/O and low latency throughput. It has a driver available to interface with Vixen Lights and an open specification to the “Griswold Protocol” to allow 3rd party driver development.

The DMX Director and Griswold Protocol

The DMX Director presents itself as a standard com port to your PC. It requires theĀ FTDI VCP driver. Typically you want to communicate with the DMX Director at 3Mbps. This allows for the lowest latency transfer of data to the DMX director.

The DMX Director expects DMX data to be supplied in a specific format. It is not ENTTEC compatible.

If you wish to communicate with the DMX Director, the most up to date Griswold Protocol can be found here as a Google Doc.