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Artistic Licence is exhibiting at Prolight + Sound 2019 Hall 12.1, Stand A30

Germany - Artistic Licence will be launching sunDial quad, a new DMX/RDM or Xicato GalaXi controlled mains dimmer. Using trailing edge technology, the product provides smooth fades with dimmable replacement LED, CFL or incandescent sources, with exceptional performance even at very low intensities.

Also on show is the award-winning DMX controller, matisse, along with our latest splitters, gateways and media server, dVnet.

Artistic Licence CEO and product designer, Wayne Howell, will be present throughout the show to answer questions.

sunDial quad is unlike any trailing edge mains dimmer currently found on the market. This product offers a professional solution, with four user-selectable dimming curves providing optimum results for a broad range of fixtures. sunDial quad has been designed to be extremely resilient, with intelligent features that reduce ongoing maintenance needs.

The standard product, sunDial quad dmx 1k, is controlled via DMX512/RDM. Also on offer is a product variant, sunDial quad xgc 1k, which incorporates Xicato GalaXi technology. This allows wireless control, which is particularly suitable for heritage buildings and retrofit applications where the installation of new data cabling would be problematic. The xgc product merges radio and DMX data on an HTP basis.

Both product variants share the same rich feature set:

  • Trailing edge mains dimmer

  • DMX512/RDM controlled

  • Xicato GalaXi wireless control (sunDial quad xgc 1k model only)

  • Compatible with dimmable LED replacement bulbs, CFL and incandescent sources

  • Four outputs, 250W per circuit

  • Bridge mode provides 500W per pair of outputs

  • Choice of four dimming curves

  • LED indication for DMX/RDM/playback, power, identify, outputs and fault conditions

  • Convection cooled with active derating

  • RDM sensors for temperature, frequency and power

  • Automatic heat and current management

  • CAT III rated for installation directly into distribution boards

  • Preset, data loss and test modes

  • DIN Rail or surface mount

matisse dmx wall controller

Winner of a 2018 PLASA Award for Innovation, the matisse dmx dimmer will be actively demonstrated at the show. matisse is a programmable, multi-function DMX controller presented in a wall-mount format. All the electronics are mounted on the rear of the panel, so there is no need for external control boxes.

  • DMX512 output

  • 6 illuminated faders (f6) or four rotary dials (d4)

  • 512 channel output

  • Grand master control

  • Multiple functions including preset, scene mixer, hue fader and merge mode

  • Supports data merging (LTP/HTP per channel) and data fixing

  • Simple DIP switch configuration

  • Easy push-button programming – no external software required

  • Link multiple panels to one DMX cable

  • Custom panel finish and silk screen available on special order for the f6

  • Various stock material finishes, including chrome and brushed steel, for the d4 

  • External 9-24 VDC PSU required

The latest Art-Net gateway, netLynx quad, converts up to 4 Universes of DMX/RDM data and supports premium features such as failsafe mode and electrically protected self-healing outputs. The product is housed in a strong but lightweight black ABS plastic case, with flanges for easy wall or surface mounting.

  • DMX routing by Ethernet

  • Four DMX512 ports, protected from mains electrocution

  • 10/100BaseT Ethernet Port

  • DHCP or static IP or LLRP negotiation

  • Failsafe mode – playback scene on loss of network

  • Factory reset / squawk button

  • Compatible with DMX512-A

  • RDM V1.0 (E1.20 – 2010 ESTA Standard)

  • DC power (XLR4 connector) or PoE (IEEE 802.3af-2003)

  • Power indicator

  • Network and DMX activity indicators

  • Art-Net/sACN Compatible

  • Surface/wall mounting


The best-selling Rail-Split range of DMX512 splitters has become even better with the launch of Rail-Split RJ45. Developed in response to customer demand, this 4-way DMX512 splitter features RJ45 connectors on the input and all outputs, making it a breeze to install in modern installations using Cat5 patch cables. The product also eliminates the need for separate DC power supplies, as it is mains powered and supports any international voltage. With support for RDM and incorporating our premium ‘data fix’ feature, Rail-Split RJ45 provides the solution that installers have been waiting for.

  • Optically isolated DMX512 input

  • RJ45 input connector

  • Four buffered outputs, all with RJ45 connectors

  • Mains electrocution protection on the outputs

  • Bidirectional data ports

  • Jabber Detection

  • Fix Mode

  • Front panel power and data indication

  • DMX512, DMX512 (1990), DMX512-A

  • RDM Standard V1.0 (E1.20 - 2010 ESTA Standard)

  • Mains powered (international)

  • Surface mount or DIN rail mounted


dVnet is a digital video-to-network converter housed in a 19-inch rack case. It is aimed at retail and architectural applications where a media facade or pixel display is to be controlled by video without the complexity of a media server.

  • dVnet: 20,000 pixels, 50Hz HDMI input up to 1920x1080i interlaced

  • dVnet pro: 20,000 pixels, 50/60Hz HDMI input up to 1920x1080p progressive

  • dVnet extreme: 85,000 pixels, 50/60Hz HDMI input up to 1920x1080p progressive

Find out more on stand A30, Hall 12.1

25th March 2019

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