Luminex Displays New Ethernet Switches at LDI

by Jacob Coakley

Luminex’s new networking technology for entertainment includes: the GigaCore 16RFO Ethernet switch, GigaCore firmware V2, and the GigaCore RPSU, a redundant main and PoE supply rack-mount device for the GigaCore family.

LUMINEX Shows Latest Product Developments at LDI 2014

Montreal (November 6, 2014) -- LUMINEX Network Intelligence, a Belgium-based developer of lighting control, pro audio and video data distribution equipment for the entertainment industry, will showcase its latest product developments, GigaCore 16RFO, GigaCore RPSU and GigaCore firmware V2, at LDI 2014 in Booth 1366.

Last summer, LUMINEX introduced the latest member of its product family, the GigaCore 16RFO Ethernet switch specially tailored for touring applications and designed with the input of key industry players.

The unit brings all the advanced functionalities of the GigaCore Ethernet switch range to a custom touring package.  The 2U-high device offers rugged optical connector options, including OpticalCon, which can be set at the front or rear of the unit, for a very flexible solution.  A full back up power supply is available for true redundancy at the power level.  A redundant PoE supply kit is available as an option.

“We are very pleased to add this touring-friendly device to the GigaCore product line,” says Hugo Larin, Director of LUMINEX Network Intelligence in America.  “Front-end display, rugged connectors and the easiest managed switch interface on the market combine in a no-compromise Ethernet switch that is the result of feedback from the best users out there.”

LUMINEX recently announced the introduction of GigaCore firmware V2, which ushers in a brand new core system for the GigaCore family of Ethernet switches.  V2 firmware features support of precision time protocol (PTP v2), new group web interface and enhanced PoE and Multicast media support.

Also on hand at LDI will be the GigaCore RPSU, a redundant main and PoE supply rack-mount device for the GigaCore family.  It can support two GigaCore Ethernet switches and provide back up to one unit in case of power failure.

Luminex will also display the beta version of 4.2.0 firmware for its range of Ethernet-DMX converters. This version brings evolutions such as synced output mode, which allows all outputs to sync perfectly within the entire network. This guaranties a smooth and synced data flow on large-scale installations, such as media facade pixel mapping. The other new feature of this 4.2.0 firmware is the fade between sources. Users can now seamlessly  switch between two ArtNet, sACN or DMX sources

“We are very excited to be back at LDI showing all these latest developments from LUMINEX,” say Larin.


LUMINEX Network Intelligence was formed by Bart Swinnen and Jan Renckens as a branch of parent company LUMINEX Lighting Control Equipment nv, which has an extensive technical background in the lighting industry.  LUMINEX Network Intelligence launched its successful Ethernet-DMX8 converter in 2004 when it ran 32 DMX lines at the Paralympics in Athens.  Their complete DMX and Ethernet solutions range debuted at Siel 2005 in Paris.

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