In this application, Choreo is performing several functions. Choreo is the master system processor where programming is done and playback for the space can be executed manually or automatically if the time clock function is invoked. Choreo can be placed in to password-protected Wall Station Mode for the untrained user such as adjunct faculty, guest meeting planners and facilities personnel.
Cognito is the hands-on live action lighting console. Visiting production companies may want to operate their show lighting with a console they bring with them, referred to as a “Guest Console”. Either the Cognito or the guest console connect to the DMX/RDM Hub via the DMX receptacle. The Cognito or guest console will then take control of the network. Once removed, the Choreo will retake control.
VIA16 lives at the very heart of the Pathway Connectivity ecosystem. An entertainment class Ethernet switch with advanced management features that support distribution of streaming data for audio, video and lighting control applications, VIA16 sources power to all the PoE devices in the system.
Each NSB (Networked Sliders and Buttons) stations is mapped to a Choreo Memory, which in turn can operate lighting levels or trigger any other Show Control event such as starting a SMPTE clock, running a Playlist or even relinquishing control to other devices.
In this application, DMX control data is sourced from the Choreo and Cognito controllers. The DMX/RDM Hub Hub routes all DMX512/RDM to the end devices in the system. The hub has four operating modes: Hub, A/B Select, Priority and Merge. In this application, the Priority mode is most useful; Port A is given highest priority and Port H the lowest. The 1016 will sense DMX input on any of the 8 ports, and route signals to the remaining ports as outputs. Cognito should be plugged into Port A to take control of the system when needed. Choreo should be plugged into Port B, so control falls back to it automatically when Cognito is removed.
The SNAP Lighting Control Panel manages DMX512 control of single-pole line-voltage relays and control channels that source or sink 10VDC. Listed for UL924 applications, SNAP features a fully flexible soft patch.
Small and compact, DIN System Enclosures enable systems to be built in bespoke configurations including VIA16 switches, DIN interface cards or DIN-mountable Pathport gateways. In this application, controllers and control interface devices are distributed throughout the venue and the need for bulky 19” equipment racks is eliminated.
Pathway Connectivity manufactures a complete line of Modular Data Receptacles used to connect plug-and-play devices to the system infrastructure. It is another way that we provide single-manufacturer accountability for everything from the controller, to the Ethernet switch, to the remote stations, to the gateways, including even the simple wall plates. All modulars and DIN products may use either compression-fit removable connectors for stranded copper wire, or Pathway’s own IDC connectors for extremely fast terminations using category cable without the need for stripping.
The network is configured with a computer running the freely downloadable Pathscape Software. Both Win64 and macOS versions are available.
Once configuration with complete, the PC may be removed. Pathscape is the unified tool that helps in setting up all Pathway products including VIA, eLink, Pathport, Vignette, NSB and RDM-capable DIN interface cards.
PWACC RJPATCH patch modules provide a clean and easy way to terminate building wire to a custom RJ45 patch bay within the PWENC or PWSA systems.