You can set one Orbiter as a Host to control other multiple Client Orbiters. Clients will simply mimic all controlled actions made on the Host Orbiter (same as the Master/Slave mode for SkyPanel and L-Series). DMX and RDM are their communicating language (however, a direct combination of Master/Slave & Host/Client systems is not possible).
DMX/RDM Gateway function
Any Orbiter can now act as a transformer from Input Ethernet based control protocols such as ArtNet and Streaming ACN (sACN) towards output of 5 Pin DMX for daisy chaining of multiple units. RDM messages are being sent and received bi-directional as well. This eliminates the need for external or third-party devices for control protocol conversion. Further, the new DMX Mode Spec V5 allows for more convenient network operation and additional features within the LiOS2 update. For example, the zoom range of the Orbiter Fresnel lens can be operated, allowing for Extended Color Control (ECC) to be directly available. Of course, all elements are also addressable via RDM.
Help is just a quick click away. Call out or dismiss additional information at one click of the Help button. LiOS will give you a detailed explanation of the current menu button or parameter choice.
Detailed error information
LiOS takes guesswork out of troubleshooting. If a yellow dot (warning) or a red dot (error) sign is showing, additional detailed information is available at the click of the Help button. The text also provides you with instructions to solve the issue.
Over 240 favorite colors or lighting effects can be stored within Orbiter. These favorites can be selected via an easy to use interface or via DMX.
Feedback for intuitive control
Invest into the future
Software and firmware are playing a more and more critical role in modern lighting design. Like most digital devices, ARRI LED products provide the possibility of easy and fast firmware updates. With one simple step, your lighting fixture is enhanced with amazing new features. Also, with every update, many smaller improvements are made to create a better user experience and improve performance. The internal webpage for settings, maintenance, and control of the Orbiter are constantly being improved, making the device easier to use. Each update also implements several subtle enhancements to the graphical user interface across the entire LiOS system, as well as stability improvements that make the Orbiter even more reliable.
Since the introduction of ARRI’s LED product line, we have been continuously offering free firmware updates and supporting software. Your ARRI LED product can be years old and completely up to date at the same time.