Elation DIGIDOT-C4-EXT-512
DiGidot C4 Extended 1 One Universe 512 Channel Output Show Controller and Recorder


Elation Professional offers the future of lighting control right now with the DiGidot C4 Extended 1 - a 512 Channel LED controller that is both small and powerful and designed for all types of situations. A single Digidot C4 Extended unit drives more than 6000 singles LEDs, while also supporting 30+ IC types and various industry standards. With the Digidot C4 Extended, it’s all you need in LED and show control! This model combines the capabilities of the DiGidot C4 Live and adds recording and triggering functions that makes the DiGidot C4 a stand-alone show controller for running complex lighting installations.

The DiGidot LED allows for groundbreaking innovations for dynamic lighting with its driver that translates a signal from the LED software to LED lights. The DiGidot C4 Extended can record that same signal on its microSD card. Therefore, once the different lighting presets are recorded to the DiGidot C4’s microSD card the lighting installation runs on only the C4. A 4GB microSD card provides roughly 10 hours of recording time. Once recorded, a scene can be looped as often as needed or you can blend the begining and the end of a scene to a continus playback of the same content. For larger installations, several DiGidot C4s can be connected together and the recorded presets will be displayed in sync over all connected lights.

By using the DiGidot C4s built-in User Interface, the complexity of a lighting installation may never be a limitation as one can easily choose the lighting scene to be displayed. There are several options that come with the playback. You can play/stop a scene and delete it if unnecessary. In addition, scenes can be downloaded and transfered from one C4 to another. Note that scenes are strictly compatible with C4s with identical configurations. When a recording is done with several DiGidot C4s the play button will depict the content on every C4, regardless which C4 is chosen.

Once you have the scenes on your microSD there are several ways to change the lighting scenes, apart from the User Interface of the DiGidot C4. A chosen scene can start as soon as the device is booted. The C4 is also equiped with a 3.5mm barrel jack, which allows analog input to be sent to the C4. Physical switches or even motion sensors can be connected too. And last but not least, time related triggers can be set, so a specific scene will be displayed or be switched on and off at chosen times.

The DiGidot C4 LED driver in its essence is a networking device that can be integrated into local networks. There are several benefits to that. Every device within a network has its own unique IP address and name. Therefore, one could easily connect to the C4 and manage the device and its lighting presets. Once connected to a network the content on the DiGidot C4 can also be managed through a 3rd party control system like Crestron or AMX using HTTP GET commands. Nonetheless, if the DiGidot C4 is connected to a local network and you have a mobile device connected wirelessly to the same network you can manage its content from our iOS app.

The DiGidot C4 Live can output to a maximum of 4096 individual LEDs and 1365 RGB LEDs. The LEDs are spread over 4 Outputs, where each can have max. 3 Universes. Lights can be directly connected to the LED driver. The digital Outputs of the DiGidot C4 Live can all have various settings. You can output both the SPI and DMX signal. Being able to directly connect to LED lights allows the creation of more cost efficient lighting installations. Ethernet nodes and switches are no longer a necessity, since the DiGidot C4 combines those features. Several DiGidot C4 devices can be connected together and run the lighting installation as one.

Whether you use Mac or Windows, the responsive HTML5 interface works on all well known platforms, such as Chrome and Safari. With its clean look and clear explanations at every button it has a minimal learning curve. By typing the standard IP address in your web browser the built-in user interface will help you setup the DiGidot C4 according to your project requirements. You can adjust the number of universes, the type of LED (the LED light IC chip) and route them to a preferred output. Are you using multiple DiGidot C4’s daisy-chained or in a network? Name them the way you want and give them a unique IP address to easily recognize them in your project!

Now you can have one device that contains all the options you need as the DiGidot C4 Controller works well with most common LED software used in professional event lighting. The device was thoroughly tested with MADRIX, but it works well with other software, such as: ArKaos, Chromateq, Pharos and Resolume. Nonetheless, the DiGidot C4 was used numerous times with grandMA consoles.

Elation DiGidot C4 Extended 1 Applications:

  • Dynamic Light Surface
  • Dynamic Tunel Lighting   
  • Stairway Lighting
  • Retail
  • Entertainment
  • Hospitality
  • Facades
  • Special Events

Elation DiGidot C4 Extended 1 Features:

  • Output settings: Each of the four digital outputs on the DiGidot C4 can control up to 1024 individually controllable lights in its most ideal setup. That’s up to 4096 individual lights in total. You can freely change the protocol of the outputs, assign universe numbers, change the start address and change the advanced settings of each universe. A couple of the most interesting ones:
    • Adjustable color order
    • Repeat channels
    • Combine channels
    • Multiple dimming curve options
    • Art-Net IP address filtering
  • Merge inputs: When you’re working with a setup using multiple sources of Art-Net input, the DiGidot C4 can merge the two inputs based on a HTP-merge called parallel universe. DiGidot's HTP-merge has proven itself during a live show with 200 Art-Net universes.
  • Extremely efficient infrastructure: Previously some installations required multiple Art-Net to DMX nodes and DMX to SPI decoders, where the DiGidot C4 is all of that in one. It replaces 12 Art-Net nodes and SPI decoders. So you can say; less devices, less cabling, less installation time meaning less costs. Furthermore, the DiGidot C4 comes with a built in ethernet switch, so you can daisy chain multiple DiGidot C4 devices.
  • Play or trigger recorded scenes: Two of the best features of the DiGidot C4 are recording and playback functions, that allow you to easily record your input and process the recording into a flawless looping scene. The DiGidot C4 comes with a 8Gb industrial graded MicroSD card to store all of your favorite scenes. You can use the trigger function, the DiGidot IOS app or the API to playback your recorded scenes. 

Elation DiGidot C4 Extended 1 Specifications:

  • Item Number: DDE002
  • Universes: 1
  • Output Channels: 512
  • Input Signal: Art-Net, DMX512, DiGidot C4 iOS app
  • Output Signal: Art-Net, DMX512, SPI
  • Recording Time: 10 hours (with 4GB microSD card)
  • Electrical:
    • Input voltage: 5-24V DC
    • Max. power consumption: 5W
  • Mechanical:
    • Housing: Acrylonitril-butadieen-styreen
    • Size: 6.02 x 2.91 x 1.10 in (153 x 74 x 28mm)
    • Weight: 4.94 oz (140 grams)
    • Mounting: DIN rail or flat surface mount
  • Environmental:
    • Operation temperature: 32 to 122 °F / 0 to 50 °C
    • Operating relative Humidity: 90% indoor use only
    • Warranty: 2 years
  • Protection:
    • Power: Reverse polarity
    • Digital input / output: Overvoltage protection (max 24V)
    • Analog input: Overvoltage protection (max 30V)
  • Control:
    • Control: Up to 12 Art-Net Universes or 2 DMX universes
    • Channels: Up  to  6144  Art-Net  channels  or  1024  DMX channels
    • Input protocols: Art-Net,  DMX,  DiGidot  IOS  app,  UDP,  HTTP
    • Ethernet or WiFi: GET
    • Output protocols: DMX, DMX TTL
    • Output connector: Pluggable terminal block
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