Overview

CueServer is a complete lighting playback and integration processor, featuring advanced DMX lighting control, sophisticated event scripting and robust I/O capabilities combined in a tiny web-based device. Great for both architectural and entertainment lighting control projects, CueServer provides an unprecedented level of control and customization in an easy-to-use package.

CueServer includes a built-in web server that provides access to a full complement of lighting controls, show programming and playback features without the need for special software or an Internet connection.

Apps for iPhone and iPad are available for direct control and/or programming of CueServer, or use with other 3rd party software that have been written to use CueServer as its DMX interface.

After CueServer is programmed, it can function as a stand-alone show controller, leveraging its built-in real-time clock/calendar, astronomical time functions, button and contact closure inputs, and wide variety of event triggers to interact with the outside world. Integrate CueServer with other external devices via RS-232 serial, Ethernet connectivity and more for fully custom lighting and show control solutions.

Key Features

  • Completely self-contained lighting playback controller
  • Seamlessly handles static scenes, crossfading and real-time "streaming" DMX playback
  • Web-based "live" operation and programming
  • Powerful CueScript programming language
  • Handles up to 4 independent timelines
  • Locally program lighting scenes or snapshot from external DMX source
  • Network multiple CueServer units together to control a large number of channels or devices
  • On-board real-time clock with astronomical functions and 365-day calendar events
  • System integration via Ethernet, RS-232 and Digital I/O
  • Easily interfaces with Crestron ®, Vantage ®, AMX ® and other automation systems
  • Onboard memory and removable memory card slot
  • Fully customizable LCD Display for user feedback
  • Front-panel menu buttons for changing date, time, network settings and more without needing a computer
  • Front-panel programmable function buttons with LED indicators for direct access to custom actions
  • Universal DIN-Rail module fits onto 15mm and 35mm rail
  • Integrated 32-contact terminal blocks for field wiring of all CueServer signals

Included Items

  • CS-840 control unit
  • Getting Started documentation
DMX Features
DMX Universes 1
Playback Faders 4
DMX Ports Terminal Blocks
Streaming Cues Yes
Capacity (per show)
Cues 2,000
Groups 256
Macros 200
Timer Events 100
Button Stations 64
Automation Features
Real-Time Clock Battery-backed, 1 second resolution
Event Triggers Time of day, day of week, day of month, week of month, date range, astronomical time (relative to sunrise or sunset +/- specified offset)
Scripting CueScript
User Interface
LCD Display 40 Character x 2 Line (Black on White)
Function Buttons (8x) User-Defined Function Buttons
(4) Menu Buttons
I/O Features and Protocols
Ethernet UDP, TCP, HTTP, Telnet, XML, SNTP, CueScript, CueStation
RS-232 ASCII, CueScript (available on Terminal Blocks)
Contact Closures (8x) on Terminal Blocks
Digital Outputs (8x) on Terminal Blocks, with regulated +5VDC output and Ground
Power 6-30V DC (12V DC Nominal), 800mA @ 12VDC
2.1mm Input Jack and Terminal Block Input
Software and Programming
Programming Interface Web Based
Remote Programming Yes
Apps CuePad, Figment DMX, and 3rd party apps
Other Features
Memory 32 MB Flash Internal, xD Card External (128MB max)
Form Factor DIN Rail
Power Supply ---
Mounting Brackets Rail clips (included)
Physical
Width 4.1" (104 mm)
Length 68.0" (204 mm)
Height 2.1" (54 mm)
Weight 1.0 lbs (0.45 Kg)
Environmental
Operating Temperature -40° to 158° F (-40° to 70° C) without optional flash card; LCD display may freeze
-40° to 158° F (-20° to 70°C) without optional xD flash card installed
32° to 158° F (0° to 70° C) with optional xD flash card installed
Storage Temperature -40° to 176° F (-40° to 80°C)
Relative Humidity 5% to 95% noncondensing
Altitude 10,000 feet maximum
Warranty
Two years from the date of purchase by the original owner (limited to defects in material or workmanship under normal use and service). See Limited Factory Warranty document for more details.
Downloads
See Downloads on CueServer 1 page.
CueServer Pro DIN
CS-800 CueServer Pro DIN
Power supply not included.
Accessories
AC-12 12VDC Power Supply
AC-12-EURO 12VDC Power Supply, UK/Euro
AC-12-AUST 12VDC Power Supply, Australia