ARRI LightNet

Seamless workflow integration for broadcast lighting systems

New way of Monitoring for Lighting Systems

ARRI LightNet is a unique new software platform designed by ARRI’s Solutions Group to offer smart, logical, and at-a-glance centralized monitoring, fault-finding, and management of broadcast studio lighting networks from anywhere. 

Why choose ARRI LightNet
  • Holistic device monitoring for lighting networks (cross-manufacturer, cross-device)
  • Clear and logical status information overview via dedicated front-end interface or a broadcast facilities’ central monitoring system
  • Central/decentral system architecture ensures full flexibility with resource-saving front end and high-performance back end 
  • Accessible everywhere

Monitoring at a glance

This trailblazing product observes and shows all elements across a broadcast studio lighting network—luminaires, consoles, network switches, splitters, nodes, etc.—displaying all the relevant data in real-time on a single interface. This allows for users and technicians to work harmoniously in parallel while accessing and managing different aspects of the network.

Discover Simplicity

Powerful and visually intuitive Tool

New and ground-breaking in the world of broadcast and installation technology, ARRI LightNet has been developed as a powerful, visually intuitive, and flexible tool to assist the smooth and efficient operation of contemporary studio facilities with both IP-based and DMX-controlled lighting systems.

Easy Set-up & Operation

  • Features include a very straightforward setup with a coherent, easy-to-understand dashboard to help maintain the status, security, and stability of these lighting systems.
  • All devices on the network will be auto detected for speed and accuracy of setup, saving time and hassle.

Attractive Graphical Interface

  • Accessibility is integral to the system architecture design. ARRI LightNet is an essential resource that can be operated and understood by those who are not necessarily lighting specialists.
  • Additional front-end features include the attractive graphical interface with a clear and accurate overview of all status monitoring data, plus the quick and easy identification, location, and rectification of faults or glitches. 

Keep the overview

  • The interface can be questioned to reveal any and all useful information needed for a day-to-day operation like the IP and DMX addressing of fixtures or the modes in which they are set, etc., and devices can be grouped by the rooms to structure them as per individual need. 
Easy Setup
Intuitive Interface
Great Overview
Seamless Integration

As ARRI LightNet is compatible with the hardware of multiple manufacturers and established lighting protocols, it can be retrofitted into existing facilities and lighting eco-systems as easily as it can be specified for new builds.

Decentral goes flexible

The central/decentral server infrastructure at the core of the product offers separate front and back ends, which enable this great flexibility. The system’s central back end can offer full redundancy and run on any performance machine, including virtual servers, which can be located anywhere and connected to the network. At the same time, the front end is accessed via a range of readily available standard tools like tablets and laptops.


Central Monitoring Integration

ARRI LightNet can also be integrated into external central monitoring systems such as Zabbix or Prometheus via an external API (application programming interface) which hands over all the collected lighting network data. Seamless workflow integration between systems is therefore practical and achievable.

Accessible from Anywhere

Widely adaptable for all environments

The user interface can be run simultaneously on various client devices (the tablets, laptops mentioned above) which can be based locally in the studio or production control rooms, or much further away, and even in or out of the studio complex via a VPN. This dual local/remote access from anywhere helps maximize the efficiency of technicians working in busy studio environments where time and technology are always critical.

Fast, Accurate, Stable

This intelligent and innovative tool enables broadcast facilities to streamline the management of their lighting network in one robust platform. As remote, decentralized, and socially distanced working becomes more popular and established, ARRI LightNet leads the way for essential, comprehensive, user-friendly monitoring of lighting networks and will be offered with all ARRI Solutions Group tenders and projects.



Project Manager and Principal at Qvest, Norman Tettenborn

In the new studios at the Axel Springer Campus in Berlin, we have consistently aligned the holistic workflow for audio, video, and lighting to IP. ARRI LightNet is a central component. At Qvest, we had the overall responsibility for the broadcast infrastructure of this project, and, in close coordination with the team from WELT and N24, the opportunity arose for us to implement a seamless integration of the entire lighting system in this IP infrastructure. With the workflow, the customer always receives a status overview of every component in the lighting system, which ensures greater efficiency while at the same time increasing security standards. The implementation of ARRI LightNet has absolutely convinced our customers and us with this project, and therefore, it can, in my view, be regarded as state-of-the-art for similar requirements in the broadcasting sector.

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