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Open Lighting Architecture

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The Open Lighting Architecture (OLA) is part of the Open Lighting Project and provides applications with a mechanism to send and receive DMX512 & RDM commands using hardware devices and DMX over IP protocols. This enables software lighting controllers to communicate with hardware either via Ethernet or traditional DMX512 networks.

OLA can also convert DMX512 data sent using DMX over IP protocols from one format to another, allowing devices from different manufacturers to interact with one another. For example a Strand Lighting Console using ShowNet can send DMX512 to an Enttec EtherGate. When combined with a physical DMX interface such as the DMX USB Pro, OLA can send and receive data from wired DMX512 networks.

Supported Protocols

Protocol Linux Mac OS X FreeBSD
ArtNet, ArtNet 2, ArtNet 3
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E1.31 / ACN
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ESP Net
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KiNET
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OSC (Open Sound Control)
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Pathport
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Sandnet
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ShowNet
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Supported Devices

Device Linux Mac OS X FreeBSD
Anyma uDMX
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Arduino RGB Mixer
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DMX 4 Linux
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DMX USB Pro
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DMX USB Pro MkII
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DMX-TRI
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DMXking USB DMX512-A
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DMXter4 RDM / MiniDMXter
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Eurolite USB DMX512 PRO
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KarateLight
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KMtronic DMX Adapter
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Open DMX USB
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Milford Instruments 1-463
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Packetheads USB_DMX Dongle
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RDM USB Pro
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RDM-TRI
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Renard Serial Protocol (Renard SS24, SS8, etc)
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Robe Universal Interface
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RUNIT WTX
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SPI control of LED pixels
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StageProfi
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(Ethernet version only)
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uDMX_asp
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ultraDMX Pro
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ultraDMX Micro
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USBDMX2
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USB-DMX512
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Velleman K8062
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VX8062
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Getting Started

Start here if you've never used OLA before and read these in order.


Tutorials

Advanced Topics

Developer Documentation

The developer documentation is in the process of being re-written as doxygen comments in the src tarball. The latest generated copy of the docs is hosted at http://docs.openlighting.org/doc/latest/ versions for specific releases are hosted at http://docs.openlighting.org/doc/.

Old Tutorials

These refer to the previous release but parts of them are still relevant.